It’s Friday & “Gathering” Progress
And still no ‘big’ blog post because I want to stick with The Gathering of the Lost—I’m having so much fun with the story that I really want to hurry-hurry-hurry to get it to you as soon as I possibly can. (Shakes fist at the earthquake(s) for throwing a roadblock onto the ‘time-to-readers’ superhighway!)
Yesterday I finished revising an Asantir and Haimyr chapter and as readers of The Heir of Night will know, when Asantir and Haimyr get involved things happen. I shall not say more—my authorial lips are sealed—other than that some serious story building was going down, not just for the current book but for the series. I have to say, I’m loving it and I seriously hope you will, too.
And today is not only Friday, but after four days of wild weather—rain of the “cats’n'dogs” variety and literally howling winds, if not so bad where I am as otherwhere in the country—today is brilliantly sunny and clear. Blue skies, as the song says, are smiling at me … So I am off for a walk to enjoy the day and then back again to the world of Haarth and I think, probably a litte revisit to the Midsummer tourney in Caer Argent: “Arms and the man I sing …” Or woman since this is an equal opportunity story in that respect.
OK, because the sky is so blue and the sun so bright, the first person to tell me the source of the quote ‘Arms and the man, I sing’ (preferably without using a search engine!) gets some signed “Helen Lowe” swag: an “Heir of Night’ cover flat; a bookplate (you can choose whether you want the mass market or trade version); a postcard; and a copy of the Sir Julius Vogel Award nomination poster for Thornspell in 2009, designed by Peter Fitzpatrick.