I've restructured Time & Sorrow, fundamentally: The Dream-Cycle is now included in the longer piece, and so I've removed it from the website. I have, however, left the images. Time & Sorrow is now more what Ursula Le Guin calls a 'story suite', various stories, linked, but each with their own distinct tale and feel. The novella Time & Sorrow remains the centre piece, but … Continue reading the story "Restructuring Time & Sorrow"
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Although I've not posted anything for some time now, I have not been idle. I have worked on Time & Sorrow (including how best to present it - it is too long, I think, to place the whole text on this website) and completing The Dream-Cycle, which tells of part of Taru's early life (he is … Continue reading the story "The Dream-Cycle"
I had hoped to have progressed further with Time & Sorrow than has been the case. I will continue to post chapters on Wattpad, but any other form of publication is some way away. There are various reasons for this - three of the most important being: 1. I am unhappy with some of the images - primarily their relevance; 2. the various songs require further tweaking; and 3. … Continue reading the story "Unhappy with details"
I have put the first few chapters of Time & Sorrow up on Wattpad. These are not the final, polished ones, though I don't envisage any substantial changes. I am also in the process of putting some of the associated images up on this website, as well as pages for … Continue reading the story "Time & Sorrow"
I've noticed with some surprise that it's over a month since I last left a post. In my defence, I have been busy working on a novella called Time & Sorrow which tells of Michael Raven's time in Orestol, from the point of view of a young woman called Fial - perviously Nadja. (I have worked out an okay reason for him being called Michael, though … Continue reading the story "Away Too Long"
This is all too easy to do. I'm trying to concentrate on the follow-up novel to Voice in the Forest and In Search of the Best of All Worlds, but get side-tracked into the story of Nadja and Michael Raven; and then I get side-tracked further into developing the history of Orestol. I … Continue reading the story "Getting side-tracked"
There are certain things that are pretty certain to have me pulling out my hair - and trying to get dates straight - especially when they're not all in the same calendar - is one of them. While working on the story of Nadja and Michael Raven it became clear there are errors in Alentir's timeline; I have therefore amended the dates … Continue reading the story "Apologies"
Although I’ve now decided to put some more day-to-day thoughts onto my website, I still suspect my thoughts will not be of interest to anyone out there – doing the self-deprecation thing that so many of us are so good at; but also I’m sure there was the idea that I only really wanted to put out fully formed ideas and finished pieces of work. … Continue reading the story "Bit of a block now"
Well, I've finally got the pdf of The Marquis's Destruction uploaded to this site. It is quite a large file and may take some time to download. I've been looking at integrating text and images to create a cohesive whole on-and-off for many years - I am after all a fan of William Blake - but have been frustrated by illustrated fantasy books; not … Continue reading the story "Integrated Text and Images"
I've had this website up and running for a bit now, and have finally decided to risk putting on-going comment on here. The static pages are more-or-less as I want them at the moment (though this will doubtlessly change quickly), so here goes with some more ethereal stuff. I have been working over the past few weeks on a new novel set on … Continue reading the story "First Post"