I blame the very exciting Waltz on the Wye for the way my writing process seems to have been hijacked by a steampunk side project. Heavy Ice has not been abandoned, it’s just that at present the side project is giving me plot, and usually I have to slog away at plot so I’m taking […]Read More Side project
… here is an excerpt from the ball scene of The Maker’s Mask.Read More For no reason…
One of the heroes of Heavy Ice is a diplomat from a political family who is probably no stranger to lists of Eligible Bachelors. (Actually, his younger brother probably comes out a good few places above him on any such list, but never mind) I was thinking about this today, because while I was weeding […]Read More Meet the eligible bachelors of 1994
One of these days I will be organised enough, and get up in time, to do Six Sentence Sunday like Jasmine Ahern does – I always enjoy looking through the posts and seeing the excerpts from so many different kinds of books. Until then, here is a quiet moment with Kallisty’s bandits. The viewpoint character […]Read More Saturday snippet: Firesmoke Soup
Today I realised that Kallisty’s uncle Hawkwood Prime is played by Sir Patrick Stewart, which (a) explains why he’s managed to persuade so many people to marry him, and (b) is going to be a serious impediment to killing him off if I find the plot requires that. Today’s writing also featured one of the […]Read More I write long books.