Monday, 30 April 2012

A blast from the past

This evening I've done something that I haven't done for an age... I added some words to my novel!  This thing was started two, or more like three years ago while offline and sitting in a holiday cottage.  It's an all action WWII romp that I was inspired to start after reading "Contest" by Matthew Reilly.  Now there is an author who knows how to write action. Sure it's over-the-top, but it's simply fantastic fun that you can put down.

He inspired me, I wrote an outline and then started writing. Of course there have been a few breaks, such as forgetting about it for six months, writing short stories, the annotation projects, another few months break, the game book etc etc etc.

So on and off I've been hammering away at this thing for quite a while, but tonight I got back on the writing train and added another whopping 715 words!  Not many in the big scheme of things, yet it's brought the total up to 33315, which is not to be sniffed at.

With luck I'll stick with it and get this first draft done. Fingers crossed, eh?


Sunday, 1 April 2012

Story telling game

I posted yesterday about how I had been "distracted" by the role playing game I'd started writing...well I finished the game off and pushed it up onto the biggest RPG web site on the web for sale today.

Next, I'll be converting the ODF file into an ePUB.  Once in that format I'll be able to push it onto Kindle via the "kindlegen" software, and onto the iBook Store/Nook Store via LuLu.

The ODF is only about 37 pages and the cover art is already done, had to do that for the PDF release mentioned above.

So this afternoon will be dedicated to using my favourite ePUB software, the free and excellent "Sigil".

P.S. Now ePUB'ed at LuLu