So one of the things that has struck me while editing my Dad’s stories, specifically the most recent one, is that it seems as though he drew from Welsh, Irish and Anglo Saxon influences.
I wanted to learn a little more about the myths and that’s when I fell upon the Mabinogion. Of course, because I am a woman of little time, I not only bought a copy of the Mabinogion, but I also, have started listening to some podcasts which retell the old legends.
The nice thing about reading old myths and legends is that they are in public domain and therefore can easily be accessed via Project Gutenberg and even on Amazon. Although I really want to eventually have a collection of myths and legends in hard copy to add to my already overflowing bookshelves.
For those in the know, this is an old story map of my Dad’s. This isn’t the world that I’m working on this evening, but in years to come I will eventually work with it.
Tonight I’m working on the world of the book that I’m editing, The Search For the Unicorns. That is because my imagination was sparked by a few of the passages from the book and I want to play around with them a bit to see if I can make more out of them.
If anything significant happens, I’ll post it here.
Friezework – a sculptured, horizontal band which is found in some architecture.
I will not go into a grand history of friezework (even though I really, really want to research it now). But it’s an interesting word for a very decorative feature in architecture. But I will add this, considering that many people took on surnames based on what they did for a living, people with the last name of Friezen, may have created these works of art. Just saying!
Even though I’ve dropped out of Nanowrimo this year, I wanted to get some writing done.
Apparently it was only a matter of time before the index cards came out. I’m not sure but they seem comfortable. I put scenes, characters and things that points about on. Things that I can layout in front of myself and make connections with. It’s a neat exercise if nothing else.
I made a rookie mistake and only bought the first book in the series figuring that even though the bookstore didn’t have the second part of the series, it would be a while before I would need the second book.
Besides, I could pick it up cheaply on Amazon right?
Nope! After shipping, the cheapest copy of the second book would cost me $12, I may as well buy it new in store for that cost.
This weekend I resigned myself to another used book hunt through the lower mainland.
As you can see, I found the rest of the series at a lovely place called Renaissance Books in New Westminster. It’s a lovely shop with friendly, helpful staff, who really cater to their customers!
So tomorrow I’m going to beginning Camp NaNoWriMo basically, it’s a summer edition of NaNoWriMo but they also allow for revisions and editing, which is what I’m going to be buckling down and doing for the month of July.
But I’m not going to be spending my entire weekend revising. I want to do some relaxing and reading. I managed to pick up these two books at a second hand store and I’m looking forward to jumping into them.
I’ve heard good things about both authors and I can’t wait to start reading!
Also, once I’m done reading Doomsman I feel that I need to read this novel as a contrast/comparison piece as it has similar themes. Intergalactic thieves and assassins!
This book just came in the mail! For those not familiar with this book it’s essentially the human side of archæology. The stories behind the finds. The Indiana Joneses before he was a thing. I highly recommend it! The best thing is that you can pick it up on Amazon for under a dollar (plus shipping and handling)!
Yes, I realise that it is almost the last day of May. But this is where I am at. There have been computer problems and comic conventions but now I am getting back to editing. I will try to update more regularly, at the very least there will be a June update and it will be waaaaay more interesting than this!