The calm before the storm

Posted on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at 19:59

It’s threw last Sunday before the school holidays begin and I have two stories left to draft before the kids will be at home for weeks. A time of great joy, when they will probably alternate their time between trying to kill each other and trying to kill me.  So I am trying to make some progress on the final two “chapters” of ‘Ironmaster & Other Tales‘ before I will have to put aside the laptop for weapons and perhaps a shield.

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The metaphorical pen may be mightier than the sword, but I know which one I would rather try to parry a death-blow from this guy with...

So, the two stories that are left to write:

The first is the titular ‘Ironmaster’, which I intended to be the epic conclusion to the novel, but now seems to be taking on a rather more down-to-earth tack that avoids the worst excesses of fantasy warfare by concentrating on the little guys in the battle. I’m digging it so far and I hope it sparkles as a stand-alone gem as well as the conclusion of the Novel.

The final story for the book will act as a reprisal/coda/epilogue revisiting the various characters from the stories after the war. Which should be a gentle wind down to leave the reader with a nice warm feeling after the end of the war.

We also have the world-building session coming up on Friday which will further deepen the background before I start work on the second drafts and extras like pictures, propaganda posters for the Crown, SCRATCH, MAAA and Theriocephalic League, air-ship models, imaginary band logos, album covers & tee-shirt designs and all that jazz. Anyone wanting to pitch in can contact me and will get free access to the 1st Draft to help them along.

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More photos like this to make!

Right, better get on with it then…

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