An editor!

I’m really happy to say that I’m now working with an editor to bring ‘The Aegis Saga – Blood’ through it’s last stages.

Juliane Ashwood has most recently professionally edited two Choicescript games including parts of Samuel Harrison Young’s current edition of ‘Trial of the Demon Hunter‘ and the beginning of Sam Kabell’s ‘Unnatural‘.tumblr_inline_o9uyztqocc1tlmnj9_1280

She won first prize for her entry ‘The Beastie Watch‘ in the 2016 Choicescript Competition – pipping me to the post (I won second place!) Her other works in progress include ‘Fantasy Foods Ltd.‘ and ‘A World Once Lost‘.

Juliane writes and edits business copy for a small business in California and has written copy for various other organisations over the last several years. She’s also beta tested various other Choicescript games (and is termed a ‘Beta Tester Extraordinaire’ on the Choice of Games forum.

I hope that Juliane’s editing will help turn ‘The Aegis Saga – Blood’ into something I can be really proud of. If I’m really lucky that might lead to my spending a bit more time writing. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves! ; ) I’ve still got to release ‘Blood’ first . . .

 

 

Two houses

I’m having a lot of fun trying to work Romeo & Juliet into a short story for the competition. 1st, it’s just bloody great, and I’m trying to use some of the language and poeticism where I can. 2nd it’s a joy to draw inspiration from a pre-existing text, because writing flows more freely and elements of the story seem so universally understood and identifiable with, that I think they actually could work – set amongst the characters living on the world in The Aegis Saga, Eris!

I’m setting up the Montagues and Capulets as the humans and the Arantians (a race of beings with the ability to  direct and control the pervasive magic on Eris). I’m hoping to write Chapter 2 of the short story today – because that deadline of the end of the month is getting closer by the day ; )

I’m biting my nails a bit over whether I’m going to get ‘Venom beneath the skin’ finished in time!

Lordirish’s 4th Annual Choicescript Competition

I’m getting excited about the upcoming 4th Annual CS Comp run by Lordirish beginning on the 1st of May.

They’ll be releasing a theme and I’ve got one month to create a brand new short story – hence the self-imposed deadline to get ‘The Aegis Saga – Blood’ out by the 30th of April.

Headspace. . . !

COG forum link = https://forum.choiceofgames.com/t/lordirish-presents-4th-annual-cscomp-please-register-to-enter/15804/161