Workblog for the week: Blowing hot air.

So much of my week’s been spent defeating writer’s block, and it’s been fairly successful – not the greatest week of writing, but far better than previously, and I finished a new scene which those I have shown it to, in order to gather positive reinforcement, have claimed to enjoy.

Much of this involves a hot air balloon of an impossible scale, and the various tribulations involved in getting around a balloon and ship of that size. And of having a daring swashbuckler-esque battle to the death.

The whole point of writing stories is to have swashbuckling, right?

So other than making use of the fun math from last week, I also ran into an issue. I was all set to have a beautiful cliffside dock for airships, with a sort of bridge stretching out into the void for them to drop a line to to get towed into the dock, thus avoiding some of the trouble with wind close to cliff faces.

Unfortunately. On the other side of the cliff, there’s pretty green hills to land on. … Much safer. Much less dramatic. And so my pretty little airship cliffside dock has plummeted off the cliff.


This next week won’t be terribly productive, unfortunately, becuase I am taking a brief little road trip, but that will hopefully be entirely worthwhile.

Other projects continue step by step, and Dangerous Jade is starting to look fantastic — fairly soon I’ll need to sit down and finish off the proofing for it.

In the meanwhile, I have a new weekend project of sorts, which is in the form of a script for a War-Dog based comic. San Iadras, the Estian clones, and their dark and militant lives. Hopefully this weekend I’ll get a chance to livestream work on that, so keep an eye on my twitter feed for that — it’s always more fun with someone watching. @.@

By foozzzball

Malcolm Cross, otherwise known as 'foozzzball', lives in London and enjoys the personal space and privacy that the city is known for. When not misdirecting tourists to nonexistant landmarks and lurking at bus stops, Malcolm enjoys writing science fiction and fantasy with a furry twist.

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