Another month in the books. The last day of June was quiet and rainy. I good day for writing. I managed 6 pages on the new novel and passed 60,000 words. The heroes are in the home stretch now, a few more battles and a bit of sneaking should see them home.
After that ridiculous but fun movie the day before, I returned to MI-5 for my after lunch entertainment. It was another excellent episode. If you haven’t given the series a try I highly recommend it.
No updates today. I’m still waiting on new narrators for the audiobook. I’m also still waiting for the proof copies of the print books. I swear “Waiting” should be my middle name.
Anyway, I mentioned the other day that I’m reading a collection of stories by pulp fantasy writer Clark Ashton Smith. I’ve read three more and while they were all interesting, I’m not sure I’d consider one of them a story. Basically, the main character starts out by accidentally bothering a wizard who then puts a geas on him. Completely unrelated side note, Code Geas is probably in my top five all time best anime. If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing something great.
Okay, focus. Back to our story. The spell compels the hero to offer himself as a sacrifice to some demon. The demon doesn’t want him and sends him on to another entity. That creature doesn’t want him either and so it goes. Each stop on his journey is weirder that the last. All the while he’s under the spell and has no control over his actions. It reads more like a travel log that a story. I don’t know what to make of it. I’ve never read anything similar.
So let’s end with a preorder update. We’re up to 304 on The Great Northern War. Thanks to everyone for your support. I really appreciate it.
Talk to you tomorrow.