A spot of ironing
Yesterday was a day of endings. It was the end of my Nocturne signing tour (and many thanks to everyone who came to chat and get their books signed – you’re all very welcome any time) and it was the end of ‘Feat of Iron’.
Yup, finally nailed the first draft of my novella for The Primarchs. It came in at just a little over the 30k mark but I am pretty pleased with the result. A bit like the last couple of miles in a half marathon, the last 2,ooo words in the Ferrus Manus novella were the toughest.
Today (well the next hour or so, at least) is going to be spent going back over what I’ve done and honing and tweaking, but the story is in. Beers all round.
No much else going on the moment. Writing-wise, once the novella is in with Christian on Monday, I’ll be working on my synopsis to The Great Betrayal (Time of Legends War of Vengeance book 1), oh and I’ve got a short, short story to write for the Horus Heresy (an ‘ickle 5k one).
Got myself a copy of Gears of War 3 but have yet to play it with any real gusto. I actually need to set it up for HD on my TV as it looks a bit rough otherwise. I paid 30-odd squids for this and I want it to look the business.
In other gaming news, I am very much looking forward to getting hold of Arkham City towards the end of this month. Man alive, this is going to be the game of the year for me. Then I’ll likely shell out some spondooliks for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Yeah! That’s me sorted for the next 6-12 months (it takes me ages to get through games – just because I don’t have a lot of time to play them at length).
Oh, I read that Space Marine is getting a co-op DLC very soon (October 26th or thereabouts). Honestly, can’t believe this wasn’t in the package to begin with but I guess memory budget can be a beast sometimes. I’ll be uploaded to my PS3, o’ho yes.
Thinking about ditching my PS3 Move. I barely use it and even when I do I’d rather play the game on the controller. The only reason I’m thinking about hanging onto it is for Kill Zone 3 and the natty little gun controller I’ve got for it. Otherwise, that gimmick item would be gone.
Okies, I really need to get cracking for the self edits for ‘Feat of Iron’ so I shall see you peeps later.
PS For those who follow my running exploits, my ankle/foot is loads better (convinced it was ligaments) and I’m going to get back in the game on Monday after a three week hiatus. Can’t wait. This year I’d like to do the Great North Run and the Adidas half marathon (I think that’s the correct distance) around Silverstone. Yeah!
PPS Whilst finishing off the novella the other week I was writing in my kitchen with Shakespeare laid next to me. I was sitting on my bar stool at the breakfast bar and when I moved my seat I accidentally snagged the fluff on the little fella’s tail without realising. Deep into the novella, I freaked when I heard this commotion below me, Shakespeare scratching like a mad to get loose. He did, but at the expense of his tail fluff (please note, his actual tail was fine). Here’s the evidence and the little man’s response afterwards…
Think he’s forgiven me… :/