So Exhausted

Kupotos! God of War! Is what I wish I felt like...

Kupotos, Mog of War, is what I wish I felt like right this minute.

I have not been sleeping well.

Mentally, I’ve been taking my work home with me. Over the weekend I can’t help but think about the code and find errors without even looking at it. Hence my Mondays are spent squashing bugs before they ever see the light of day.

I guess it’s the stress coupled with allergies, coupled with reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which have caused some sleepless nights. Only 30 pages left in the book so I’ll be finished with it this weekend.

Narrativium jokingly asked the rest of the Bolthole not to write for a while longer. Most of us haven’t, as we hit obstacles for various reasons. In my case, I’ve decided to just go with one story for the September submission window. But I’m staring at my summary and haven’t worked on the rewritten version in the least.

To be blunt, the week has been a pretty drastic failure. I wrote a to-do list of things, such as working out, taking care of various odds and ends around the house. Working on Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) so I can give my blogs a huge update soon. I hit Monday hard and did everything. Then the rest of the week fell apart.

Aurelian comes out in little over a week. Fascinating as it is, I’m not getting it. Not when the price is $50. Much as I love Warhammer 40k, I have self respect enough to wait and be patient for the price to drop after it’s re-released at least two years from now. I’m just not convinced it’s a good deal for me. But I’ve no doubt that there are least 3,000 people who desperately want to know and understand what happened to Lorgar.

Time to get out of here. Got to work out, shower and go to a farewell party. I’ll get my story finished next week. Peace y’all.

For a Rainy Day

So I’m actually stockpiling a few blog posts for later. One of the things I’m trying to do with my Horoscope here is actually maintain a consistent flow of posts and updates. I’m not the only one who does this of course. News papers actually write a draft of famous celebrities and movie stars that they update, waiting for the day that the celebrities dies to fill in the details and post. I however, will not be measuring people up for their coffin. Just filling out some reviews and guides for later.

Because I’ve finished Nemesis and am working on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, my book reviews are probably going to be some more classic readings from the Warhammer universes. As in, stuff that I’ve already read. This way new fans can find the must reads, the what’s fun to read and what they should probably avoid. One of the most important things for Warhammer fans is going to be finding what’s considered “normal” within the universe.

I enjoy the Soul Drinkers, but the oddity of their tales will just confuse anyone fresh to 40k.

I enjoy the Soul Drinkers, but the oddity of their tales will just confuse anyone fresh to 40k.

Take the Soul Drinkers for instance. It’s interesting and highly unusual even for the Warhammer 40,000 universe. You get interested fans as well as divisive haters because the Soul Drinkers just don’t readily fit into the scheme of things. While this is fine for anyone who has an existing knowledge of the universe, for newbies it’s going to confuse them silly.

I’ve also started some sketch ideas for my second short story submission. After this window, I’m going to write a few things for other, regular online magazines in order to shake up my routine a bit and give me a bit of freedom.

Good times. Also, if you’re looking for a good tune, check this one by Within Temptation.

Yawn

Zzzzzz...

This puppy is a prince of evil! Of... (yaaaaaaaaaawn) .... ugh, evil... zzzz.

It’s been a chill day, working on some of my technical skills. I’m over half done with James Swallow’s Nemesis. The writing structure is similar to the back-and-forthery of Simon Spurrier’s Lord of the Night, but switching after a few paragraphs and not by chapters. The book was growing a bit boring around the 175 pages mark, but a little after page 200, redeemed itself. I’ll write a full review after I finish. My fictional reading list after includes Prospero Burns, Atlas Infernal and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I don’t want my list of books to grow too long. Reviews shall follow.

I should probably get started working on my pitches for the September submission window. ……soooooooooo lazy.