Recently I realized, “I’m not a young man.” Time passes ever faster and faster and my writing time grows less and less. A schedule change has further restricted my “writing” time, and discouragement has consumed the rest.
But I do want to write. I’d like to finish the first draft of a novel this year (or novella, or or or short-story, or anything). It seems unlikely, but despite my discouragement, I still believe in magic. Perhaps the magic I need is a clear and achievable goal. To that end I am, at least in-so-far as my limited focus on writing is concerned, going to narrow my writing to one project.
Therefore, despite its limitations (or perhaps specifically because of them) I am going to focus all efforts on Child of Moss. If you had another favorite story perhaps your advocacy could change my mind. Right now, Child of Moss seems the wisest choice. I have a clear view of where the story of Lugh and Oatie is going so that I can measure the distance to the end. Here is a place to find the beginning of Child of Moss!
So please, if you have an opinion or objection, please pass them along to me. I will do what I can. If your story is on hold, give Child of Moss a try, and with some success perhaps, especially with your encouragement, I can return to other projects.
Wish me luck, or better yet, wish me magic.
Free CELTIC Fiction
My hope is to create fiction that speaks to the Celtic Heart. So, warts and all here is a new story that I rip from Celtic legend and set in my new world, Tir na Nua, the Red Son of Concubar.
Using a sort of “just start writing and see where it goes” technique I’ve completed the first draft of a short story. In the end, Concerning The Deer Riderswandered a bit farther than I had anticipated. Legendary wanderings? You can read Concerning the Deer Ridersyourself and see what you think.
My Polished Stones
Since this is my process, a good deal of it is rough here as I begin. My hope is to get better and better at writing Celtic Fiction so that reading it free will become a bargain and not a chore. I plan to work on a few of my stories to make works of fiction closer to my potential. That is, I plan to polish them by rewriting them for your reading pleasure and in particular the reading pleasure of those who might come across this sight and have little patience for my early fumblings unfiltered from my imagination?
Recently I’ve realized that I should not. My first goal was to get something, anything here, secondly I NEEDED to write because it had been a long time since I had. I have courted your opinion to no effect, but then why should I expect it? Do I read other’s work and offer up my opinion, my help? Not recently and can I help?
So, I intend to polish up a few of the stories that have accumulated. The raw novelization of the Abbott and the Djinn will continue, undoubtedly I’ll put up more unfiltered imaginings like the Deer Riders and Child of Moss. Then, in a section before those unpolished stones, I will begin to offer some that have had my attention and effort so that you can judge me or at least have a better chance of being reliably entertained. Some may read on to the raw. HERE is the page that will list the more polished work. (it is currently empty <sigh>)
I am in the process of writing several novels, but on the way to that I offer these thoughts, insights, resources, and diversions of interest to me and, I hope, to you. Here I hope to gather legends and lore, notes on antiquity, and present day reality. Have a look HERE
For now, welcome, and please tell me what you like or you don’t. I value your insights.
PS. HERE are some authors I have read and admire by way of giving you hints about where I’m aiming