Writing News, FREE Fiction and Barbarian Loot - July 2014
Here I am, fresh from the Supanova Expo and
The Game of Thrones Exhibition. Both were a lot of fun, although I’ve been slack and haven’t blogged about Supanova yet.
Stalking the Demon
I’ve just completed the third draft. I made a complete mess of the first draft, and threw out 7500 words and wrote a whopping new 10,500 words – in what is only a 29,000 word story! Of the first 15,000 words, only 3,500 made the cut from the first draft.
Fortunately, the back end was fantastic and I managed to keep most of it. I’m hoping to get this out to beta readers this week. If you haven’t already seen them, check out the excerpts from Stalking the Demon
in my Monday Morsel series of blog posts. You can also download a sneak peak excerpt from the beginning here
. It's still pre-edits, so there may be errors and I can't promise I won't change things.
Had a blast at this three-day pop culture expo with fellow fantasy author Dionne Lister where we were exhibiting with our books. The cosplayers were fun to watch, and I pride myself on picking some more obscure characters like Abaddon from Supernatural
and Ancksunamun from The Mummy
(which was a brave costume choice!). There were lots of Game of Thrones
cosplayers, particularly Danaerys, including one with a particularly impressive set of dragons. I managed to pick up a photo with an ‘Arya Stark’ and ‘Jon Snow’ and even joined in the fun on the Sunday with a steampunk-themed corset and skirt.
The Game of Thrones Exhibition
Short Fiction - The Alarming Appearance of an Absent Friend (Part 2)
Download the full text of this short story here
to read the conclusion and to receive Parts 1 and 2 in a handy to keep .pdf format. This is an older story, so I'm not pretending it's my best work!
Did you know you can have your very own full-size replica of the Iron Throne? It would look just great in my office, but I’m afraid this throne is only for those with a spare $30,000 lying around. Plus shipping, which will set you back another cool $2,500.
Thinking of buying a new car? Why bother when you can have an Iron throne instead! If you're still brave enough to be interested, or just can't believe it until you see it with your own eyes, check it out here