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For people who write medieval fantasy, play medieval rpgs, and the people who read or play those worlds. For me, the medieval world is 1066 to 1509, b...
 

2020? Yeah!

Hello, intrepid people who follow this blog!

I’m not writing one of those “this is my plans for the new year” kind of things, because I’ve had all this planned out for a few years, and 2020 is going to be a continuation and finishing-up type of year. I’m all about wrapping up ongoing projects! I’ve been working at it hard, and I’ve finished a lot this year, and next year is more of the same!

One thing is sure–this is going to be a year of writing! Between this blog, the several novels I’m working on, the blog I’m going to be doing on Shoutfyre, and my forthcoming newsletter, I should be writing everyday. A lot.

Benita made me a Johnny Saturn stuffie! Johnny Saturnball! (I painted his eyes, and I didn’t even know it was for me! Sneaky Benita!)

2019 has been the year of pen-and-ink for me, and I’ve increased my skill and technique in this medium exponentially. Here’s my latest, a fantasy character from an upcoming novel.

Lot’s going on, so I’m going to present my thoughts in a free-form blast of cognition.In a couple weeks, I’m beginning in a 7-week blacksmithing course. Very exciting, I must say. I’ve done a little of this (very little) in the past, so I’m really looking forward to learning more.

Steven Dotey has gotten me the rest of the pages for our collaborative effort, so I expect to be sending this issue off to the printer early this week, and following it up with a guided view digital version. Pretty cool.

Benita is still hard at work formatting the print version of Story Studios Presents Changing of the Guard. Will it be done in time for Near Year’s day? The runes say no, but very soon.

I’ve been eyeball deep in some crazy Medieval research lately, where no fact is too obscure if it’s cool. It’s a bit of an obsession.

One thing I’ve always believed: that my degree in Medieval history was not wasted, even if it didn’t teach me how to fix cars, re-wire a house, or program a computer. Yes, those things might have made me much more money, but the lifetime of satisfaction that it has given me is worth more than money.

Here’s something very cool–Benita bought me a wooden trebuchet kit! I had fun building it over about an hour-and-a-half, and I think it’s time to test it out now that the glue has dried. Huzzah!

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