Posted on 9 December 2011 | No responses
As promised, Chapter Two from “Rust on the Blade”.
I again emphasize, this is a super rough draft. I’m not even looking back over it for simple typos or awkward or repetitive stuff, so please forgive them. Consider this a rather interesting look to see what a true first draft looks like. And that is all, because even though I was thinking of writing a blog post about something meaningful, I kind of realized that would mess with my concept of vacation. Never mind that I posted up a blog over at Tor.com a couple days ago… that’s different. They actually pay me and all that, right? right. Totally excusable. Anyway, see you next week for Chapter 3.
Posted on 2 December 2011 | No responses
And yes, I’m going to leave that as a cliffhanger, because April and I are taking some time off. Just December, but with the craziness of holidays, I figured you the readers and us the writer/artist could use the time off. But never fear, Tijervyn returns January 6th, 2012. Until then, I’ve decided I’ll post a few more chapters of Rust on the Blade, since that got a good response from the first. I’ll try and think up some interesting blogs to go with them, but we’ll see when I remember I need to write them.
So, want to get me and April a holiday gift? Well, you can always buy that special someone an ebook for $2.99. Or you can always donate. Or you can review Revenant in those same ebook stores. Or you can tell all those other geeks in your family this holiday season about this awesome online story you’ve been reading. I am, as my friends are wont to say, “just saying.”
Posted on 25 November 2011 | No responses
So, semi-major reveals in this chapter. That’s about all, because I’m so full of turkey it isn’t even funny (for my non-US readers, we just had Thanksgiving, our national holiday of turkey slaughter and consumption). So, no blog really today. Just the chapter. Enjoy!
Posted on 18 November 2011 | No responses
First, allow me to briefly mention again that Revenant is for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for ereaders. For $2.99, you get the edited novel plus a bonus chapter/short story “Lessons of Gorlido” that gives back story on Bryon as well as the world in general. It is also a stellar way to show you appreciate the novel. And if you don’t have an e-reader, you can still write a review, I think. I don’t think Amazon or BN force you to buy it through them to review it. Now, onto my “episodic” blog, for reals! Really!
Posted on 11 November 2011 | No responses
Now, this post will make a lot more sense if you have read chapter nine. I’ll be vague for those who haven’t read it, but you might actually want to read it before this. Go ahead, I can wait if you haven’t. Now then. Did I just do that? Yes. Yes I did.
Posted on 4 November 2011 | 1 response
So, I feel like I’m becoming a bit of a Sanderson expert. I’ve read all of his published work except for his thesis and that new media tie-in piece he did, and I am acquainted with him from conventions, and I correspond with his assistant Peter from time to time. So, I sometimes feel a little biased when I review one of Brandon’s books. Well, biased isn’t the right word. See, I love Sanderson’s writing, and Alloy of Law has been no exception, but I’m not going to give anything he writes a five-star pass. In fact, I might be more tending to be harsher in my criticism, or at least more specific, as I am conscious of my propensity to want to give him a five-star pass, thus I raise the bar. Is it fair, no. Is it me and still an honest review, yeah. Anyway, spoiler-free! So, on with the show!
Posted on 28 October 2011 | No responses
Okay, I want to be very blunt: today’s chapter has nothing to do with the Occupy movement that is currently going on, and is not meant to in any way comment on it. That said, I cannot help but acknowledge that there is some level of commentary inherent in the text, and that future chapters dealing with the rebels and the protests will likely also have something along the lines of commentary in it. Don’t you just love dichotomy?
Posted on 21 October 2011 | No responses
First off all, yes, I’ve been reading a lot of Lovecraft and R. E. Howard. How’d you guess? This chapter is a bit of homage more to Lovecraft than Howard, granted, but I think there is more room in Tijervyn for the unthinkable and eldritch than for barbarians. It is also more Halloween-ish, and yes I’m a weekend early for that, but whatever. And who knows, perhaps a Conan or Sword and Sorcery-type feel will work its way in. Or perhaps I’ll just write a short to scratch the itch. Whatever. This isn’t what I want to talk about today. What I want to talk about today is Jak and Gust.
Posted on 14 October 2011 | 1 response
I am actually rather burned out right now. Not on writing, but more just on thinking. So, no blog. I was going to put up some crazy self-affirming “I am a writer” spiel, but meh. Maybe another day. I was going to put up some deeply philosophical spiel I’ve already wrote about the older Conan the Barbarian movie, but I can’t find it, so I think it is on a different computer. So bleh. So you get me saying “Here’s your chapter! Now get off my lawn!” Or something like that.
I told you I’d get back to Markus! Let’s see how long I can stay writing about him. (hint, he is barely in next week’s chapter.) I’m already starting to wonder if I have things starting to spiral out of control. What’y’all think? To I have too many main characters/major characters? Be honest.
Posted on 7 October 2011 | No responses
So, it is now official-like. You can purchase for the low low price of $2.99 the compiled Revenant eBook. You can access the store via the link up top or the ugly link over in the side bar. I put that there hoping it would make April’s brain explode in the ugly and then she’d graphic art me up a good one. You can also use this link.
As of this posting, it is only available on Amazon Kindle, but hopefully sometime next week it will be up on the Nook “PubIt” store as well. A few highlights of the compiled eBook:
- It contains a new Bonus Chapter: “Lessons of Gorlido” that takes place years before the current action and is no plot-essential, but gives you some back story on one of the characters.
- The new chapter has two whole new panels of art.
- The book is edited! Not professionally, but I went through all the chapters again and re-read them and corrected a handful of continuity mistakes and I caught quite a few typos I made, including the most embarrassing Winch/Wench goof. There are no major changes, though, so don’t expect me to reference something in Meister of the Secret that you haven’t been able to read in the online version of Revenant.
- Both Kindle and Nook versions are DRM free. I mean, I already offered all this stuff up for free, right? As I see it, this is like you donating to me.
I have some other “give me money” ideas working right now, including a way to sell high-res prints of the art and a dead-tree version of the book. I’ll keep you posted.