Monthly Archives: December 2015

Merry Christmas!

It’s that time of year once again. A merry christmas to all the denizens, lurkers, demons and trogoldytes out there. I am at my parent’s place, back in the realm of Dorset for the occasion. The thing I always look forward to most about Christmas is being around family, and watching Doctor Who of course. What would Christmas be without a Doctor Who special after all?

Still editing away at Aquis, of course. Some surprisingly large changes came about recently as I decided to rejig a certain character slightly to keep the pacing up. Finding that it flows a lot better with the adjustments.

Have a lovely Christmas anyway, unless you live in those pacific island nations that are already experiencing boxing day by now. If you do live in Kiribati, have a merry boxing day.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Awesome

lightsaber duelSo Star Wars was absolutely fantastic. Leah and I headed down to a local cinema at midnight so we could be there for the first possible screening, and damn was it good. We are both rather large Star Wars fans, so it was insanely fun. I’ve been doing my best to keep up with the various novels they have launched; I love the messy politics of that series. Looking forward to where things are going; we basically have a film every year from here on out, with the anthology releases happening. Awesomeness.

Meanwhile, pushing on with Aquis while gearing up for Christmas. Fun as always!

Back in Britain

Europe 2015 RouteHome at last! I’ve had a few days to recover now, and finally had time to make a map of our 3,145 mile adventure. We traveled anticlockwise on the above image, to Bristol, Paris,  Geneva, Annecy, Lyon, Nice, Monaco, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Bologna, Trieste, Venice, Amsterdam, London and finally home again. I always make one of these when I travel long distances, just because I find maps fascinating.

We had one hell of a ride, but it’s good to be back home in Exeter once again. Its been so invigorating creatively; almost an entire chapter of Aquis has been written on the various train journeys, and a great deal of planning and world building has been going on. Hopefully you won’t have to wait too long after Escalion to visit that new adventure.