Saturday, 31 October 2015

Chapter 6 is done!

   Hi guys, just an extra quick one.


   Yes I just went and pulled the plug on one of the longest to write chapters I've done (at least this side of the Hero of Talbadas). Not sure if I'm 100% happy (I'll leave that to a re-read and go from there) but for now I'm closing off and going on to Chapter 7.

   Here's to the next two weeks I'm on leave, I'm going to be getting some serious writing done, and see if I can close off the first act (here's hoping!).

   Anyway I'm calling bed time. More updates to follow!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

And y'know, I just had to buy a new laptop - as water has killed the last

   Hi guys,

   Yep, you heard right. There was an incident last weekend, during which I found reasons to truly keep a watch on your belongings, and that water is so not a computer's best friend like diamonds are to a girl.

   Sadly, my Asus passed away after a large spilling incident. And with it - as I thought at the time - all my data, including my new book which I had not backed up yet, even though I made one of those nearly-New-Years-Resolutions to promise to back up my data. Naturally panic ensued. Dear me, oh god, a lot of repetitions of the words that begin with S and F, generally after words such as "Holy" and before words such as "me dead!"

   Still, its actually all good. No, MacGyver didn't turn up and rewire my motherboard using nothing but a 286 motherboard, his watch battery and spare wiring he magically pulled from his mullet. But I had bought a gaming computer a couple of months back, and behold, within the motherboard box were some spare power and data cables.

   Yep, I'm a tech nerd now (I'm also an official nerd having gotten into Star Trek Online - yes, I'm a Warsian at hart and December is going to be awesome thanks to George Lucas and JJ Abrams [except for that lightsaber, but at least its not Jar Jar Binks]).  I ripped the still-beating harddrive out of the Acer's chest and plugged it into the gaming computer, and now I'm backed up on three hard drives and one flash drive).

   And now, on my new Laptop. Ahhh, sweet, sweet luck, don't you just love her.

   Anyway totally off topic tonight. I'm on leave for the next two weeks so going to get into some serious writing and finally get chapter 6 out (yes I'm still going, have to change the ending because it's not working! but will fix it, and get everything maturing. If you're lucky, maybe a 1st chapter right here on the blog?

   Maybe, I won't quite jinx it like I did with the novel formerly known as A Flight Away. When I'm up to the second act, so you know by then I'm serious, and you can't call me Shirley.

   Anyway LL&P, Force be with you - and yes STO rocks because of two simple words, Leonard and Nimoy (voice provided, but may he now rest in peace). I'll be making some steady updates in the future two as there's been more than just a disturbance in the you know what.

   Like I haven't said in a while,
   Hav-e a good one,

   T. M. Shannon

   PS I've also bought a new car. I love it and it already has a name!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

At this rate the next Game of Thrones will be out before I finish, you guessed it...

   Hi guys,

   Well, a full size week this week, but its already dragging - its only Tuesday night and I've gone just about nowhere with chapter six. Anyway, like a true trooper I'm back into it and hoping you're liking my hint I left last week (beats naming one of my future stories over some cock and bull alien abduction story - oops, I said too much!!!!)

   Yes the mood has lifted, I know last post was a little sombre and things still are, so I'm going in even quicker than last time because chapter 6 does await with a new development that popped in Sunday nights.

   Here's for updates: I have a brand new (well one year old) car and I love it, the weather continues poorly (at least today), I'm re-psyched on the book and have myself an exercise book to work out things on the fly and getting some good work done for the future of my book. Also picked up a self interview thingy and might re-do some Q's here on the blood.

   BTW I might start shoutouts to countries who most visited my blog, for the last week, so here's:

   Shoutout to Germany, danke, love your work with sausage and beer
   USA, thanks for the memories could so pound chicken and waffles right now
   G'day to the home country.
   And big shoutout for my one viewer in the UAE, thanks for the view always appreciated.

   That's it for now, catch you all later, got some words to write.
   T. M. Shannon

Friday, 9 October 2015

Yes I'm still here - just some things to clear up first and back to chapter 6

   Hi guys,

   Yes, it's been a while since dropping a hint last blog, and a lot has happened - and I mean a lot. I'll spare you the details so this will likely be my shortest blog yet, but about that eye tricking three dimensional image (which is public domain, so don't worry, but when I get back to finding which net person exactly did it full credit to their image - I just tried to fill the colours in, did it in black and wound up with the rougher image when I re-filled in white)...

   It's very personal, story wise, and I'm going to admit very closely autobiographical. Moreso than Halm Dresden - who is more ideals but a part of the fighter in him is also me. Everything else in the upcoming book is fictional, but many of the main character's experiences will be mine - too bad there actually no Audi's involved, or wicked 90's dance nights in otherwise fictitious bars in my life. And yes, those were some more hints.

   Either way you take it, there are a number of modern, overriding themes to pursue, and I'm getting back into it right after this. I just wanted to hype myself up, and get a bit of a very big thing off my chest. More to follow, but for the next step I'll leave you with the question that will adorn either the back or front cover of the new work, hopefully incorporating the 3D image I've plucked off the internet:

"How many ways can you look at your relationships?"

   That's all for now, more to follow, I'm going back in. Just know that there's been a great deal of turmoil in my life and more than one person hurt, and the pain is raw, real, and I'm so sorry for the part I played.

   Until next time (and no its not a good one this time, sorry), take care.
   T. M. Shannon