Oh man. I don't have any more short story to fill up my blog posts with. Guess I have to go back to trying, eh. But, still... how did you like Wolves and Wild Roses? I'd love any feedback you guys have and I'd definitely love to hear if you want to see more stories put on up the blog.
In the meantime, I thought I'd share some thoughts that had been floating around my brain today. While I'm doing this editing, I'm working on other stuff to keep myself from going insane. I'm a writer, so slowly slogging through my own work, picking out individual words and weighing their value, deciding if a sentence makes sense, hell, cutting entire chapters away, it's all so boring to me. I love my story! It's editing that I hate.
So, to keep from going freakin' insane, I'm trying to focus on other story related issues. If you've monitored my Twitter or read my blog earlier, you'll know that I have a nagging, unfinished chapter in my life. When I was much younger and dumber, I started a fan fiction. I'm still getting occasional reviews of it asking me to finish. I'm not writing anything at the moment so, I guess I have no real excuses. I'm going to finish that stupid thing and move on.
Beyond that, I'm entertaining thoughts about the extended world of The Paladin. I have a prequel serial I'm considering about Reagan McCarthy's time in the Paladin Academy, I'm looking at doing a side series based around the exploits of Simon Trevor (hunter extraordinaire,) and, of course, the sequel to The Paladin. All of these are percolating in my brain, but until I'm actually finished editing and I've sent off all my queries, I can't fully focus.
So on a completely different note, have any of you guys played the game Bayonetta? It's like if Devil May Cry starred a very tall British woman who didn't like wear clothes much. Putting all that aside, the lore in it is surprisingly well thought out and the titular character adheres really well to witch mythology. Like... surprisingly well. I'll say this much, writing The Paladin has opened my eyes to just how much we've changed our perceptions of a lot of classic monsters and creatures of the night. In fact, I think addressing evolution of monsters and fictional creatures might be an interesting topic. For next time. Well... the time after that, since tomorrow is a Paladin Playlist. So, look forward to that!
Don't forget to be awesome!
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