At lunch, my co-workers and I have been playing Dungeons and Dragons, Fifth Edition. It’s been a great experience thinking about fantasy worlds again. Rather than play “The Lost Mines of Phandelvor” we branched off into a different direction.
This short story is their eight-part adventure, and now it’s part of the Village of Erb canon 🙂
So, this iBooks thing was finally approved!
On Monday I was a guest speaker at a book club for C:\anada. It was a really interesting experience to talk about the book with people I didn’t really know.
The covers make them look professional.
This is the first piece of concept art Ibrahim created for my Canadian techy-mystery-thriller that I’m still calling /Canada (although I’m not crazy about that title).
Spoiler: I’m not very good with last names.
Last spring, as I sat down at my desk, I found a tiny pin propped up on my keyboard. It was a small token from a team building course that my boss found tucked away in her drawer and she thought I’d like it. I didn’t know that at the time. I just stared at it, confused. Had I been secretly initiated into a special group of excelleron-ness?
Obviously the first thing I did was google the pin – followed by a quick sense of disappointment because my imagination had come up with a better, yet less-plausible, version that involved awards of awesomeness.
BUT, I liked the idea of finding something that led to a grand adventure. It sounded pretty exciting in my head. So I wrote another book. After finishing the first draft, I’ve been making adjustments, tweaks, and changes. I kinda like where it is now (almost a year since I started it).
This book follows Mckenzie Noble, an app developer in Toronto, who happens to uncover a Canadian conspiracy of somewhere-between-moderate-and-epic proportions. It starts by finding a tiny pin at her desk.
The working title so far is /Canada
So, yeah, I should probably write more about it on this blog. You know, before I get carried away and start working on something else because I’m suddenly struck by a crazy idea.
What better way to celebrate Family Day than by spending it alone reading a free book.
(200 pages later I still don’t have a title)
Back in May I started writing another book. I described it as a techy-noir-mystery novel set in Canada. I worked on it through most of the summer and in the fall took a break as I did life-things like move into my house, decorate, and cook. I’m domesticated.
Anyway, picking up where I left off in the winter, I finished the first draft tonight! Just now! These are the first few words I’ve written since completing the last page. I still don’t have a title though. That part is kind of annoying. I want to call it /Canada but I feel like that doesn’t mean anything. And for an ebook it’s a bit of a URL nightmare.
Once I figure out the title I’ll let you know…
Now that the first draft is done I can edit, edit, edit. Any interest in reading it to let me know if it’s good?