Sunday, April 26, 2015

Necromancers make their own friends

I'm working on the second draft of my next book, tentatively called Magic Comes to Whiteport.  I'm not sure if I'll keep that name, or if my muse (whose judgment I sometimes question) will offer a different idea.

This second draft is roughly 35.18% done, and it's going very well.  I'm at the point where a lot of details crop up that demand my attention.  Continuity, motivation, that sort of thing.  And if it's a world with magic, then the magic has to work consistently and logically.  Well, as logically as magic goes, anyway.  Even though it's all set in a fantasy world, it's all got to make sense.

I don't know if it's a measure of success, or a measure of a lack of success, or what, but I've now found myself chasing websites to take down pirated copies of Burnt Worlds that are cropping up.  I suppose I'm flattered, to a point, and at the same time it puts the proverbial shoe very firmly on the other foot as far as my personal opinions on copyright.  If any of you spot someone offering a pirated version available out in the wild, I hope you'll slay them using the power of your mind let me know.

Game of Thrones has started season 5, and it's such fun to watch the characters as their world spins out of control.  Because screwed-up is fun!  Who wants to read/watch a story in which everyone has a lovely day and nothing happens?  Mayhem and pandemonium, that's entertainment.

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