Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Old Gods update 8.1

 Writing has been slow this month, but I finally finished Chapter 7 a few days ago, and after spending more time researching, map reading, and generally fiddling with the planned order of the next few chapters, I finally started Chapter 8 yesterday. This takes Gwernin and his friends to Aquae Sulis (Bath). It seems pretty clear that a lot of that Roman city was in ruins by our story date of 562 AD, but the hot springs were still there... and perhaps other interesting things.

Some nice cool damp weather here in Denver today, which matches the weather I'm describing in the story for a change. :)

Monday, September 5, 2022

Old Gods update 7.2


No writing progress for the last week while I researched this chapter, trying to decide what Gwernin will see when he gets to Aquae Sulis. As usual, I will just have to go with the flow, inevitably inventing a good bit. There's also the question of what we might see between Corinium and Aquae, specifically at Nettleton... And it's supposed to be hot again this week here in Denver, which won't help.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Another publishing update


The ebook version of More Mac Criomthann Tales is now available at Smashwords: More Mac Criomthann Tales. I expect to have a paperback version on next month, and eventually on Amazon etc. In the meantime, here is the TOC: 

     Table of Contents
How Mac Criomthann First Came to Ériu
Mac Criomthann and Mount Airecal
Mac Criomthann and the Need for Light
Mac Criomthann and the Words that Kill
Mac Criomthann and the Men Who Disappeared

 The first, second, and fifth stories appear in slightly different forms in The Fallen Stones, but the third and fourth are new stories, written for this volume. There will be more.