Hello All! It’s Friday night, and this week was rough and tumble, and I’ll be the first to admit I’m ready to chill out, but I gotta tell you something. Karthador is ready for your consumption. Check out our PRINT+PDF preorder deal. This massive compendium introduces you into a whole new world of lost technologies, mechanical marvels, and general pulp madnesses on a faraway world. Be adventurous and get this splendid work today. (Spread the word around too, will ya?) Until next time, I bid you, dear reader, adieu!
The Razorwise Report
When you set your own hours, you have certain advantages and disadvantages, obligations, annoyances, and all the other jazz every who works a “normal” job has (with one exception). Your precious, precious hours are often perilously considered by others to be open and available. Certainly, you’re not doing anything while watching that movie, listening to that song, or playing that game. And staring off into space? Certainly, you’re just avoiding doing any “real” work. Am I right? For most “normal” folks, the creative endeavor is a mystical or quasi-mystical thing at best, intangible, ephemeral, and only those things concrete and [...]
Sometimes, what we think and what we put on paper are two very different things. Not by intent, and certainly not by design, but inaccuracies can creep into the mix, and that’s why editing what you write is an essential part of any writer’s life. Editors are an absolutely critical part of the process. The truth of the matter is likely when you are starting out is when you most need one. That isn’t to say you don’t need one later on, but the helpful advice of good editors combined with refining the craft of writing shall help you avoid [...]
Yup. Two RWR falling through the digital space, representing my ramblings, capturing bits of my thought like a skein does sand. It will have to do. Today’s (already) been ridiculously busy. I got up and made a commute to the Mad Lab as the dark imps normally serving at my knee failed to flap through the skies yesterday, and no other sort of courier would suffice. I went through the files and found what I needed and made the corrections in preparation of (finally) getting Karthador out the door and into your hands. You have been so very patient as [...]
Life is wonderful. Isn’t it? It has its ponderous moments. Its chaos. Especially in this digital age. There are heights and depths and all sorts of other bits of madnesses for us to uncover, discover, be blindsided by, and survive. And there are the creative impulses and entropic pulls that keep things altogether interesting (whether we want them to be or not). The crew and I have been quietly writing and brainstorming and mulling and gnashing teeth and all the other things you may (or may not) expect us to be doing. Yet, I’ve not been writing the Razorwise Reports [...]
Today, I did the dance across the disciplines, as is oft my way. I touched the pixels, and shuffled them across the electronic voids— I grabbled with invisible wires and patterns and caught them in a mesh of zeros and ones And I won the day, in a way. Avoiding the black snake that shuffled through wintry leaves, crisp from the warm spring air. Amidst it all, words were written, thoughts were smudged across the canvas of the mind like chips of charcoal, And ravens flew from cages and the ice floes flowed and forms took shape. ~~~ Until next [...]
Keeping a handle on everything is a thrill a minute. No, it’s not. Not really. Strange how we live in an age of so much information and disinformation and people still want to speak in opposites, isn’t it? Keeping a handle on some things is pretty great. And an eye on other things isn’t so bad, until something gums up the system. And this happens from time to time. Presently, we’re dealing with some technical issues on our forums. And have been for quite some time. I’ve now stepped in and am seeing what my ISP can do. They’re generally [...]
Above me, at this very moment, a trapped wasp buzzes angrily. He thinks he kisses the sun, but he kisses a neon tube that, could it emote, would likely be quite annoyed by the wasp’s attentions. It is April 1st, Fool’s Day, and I thought about resuming my posting yesterday, but I was too bound up within the lush languidness of a gentle spring day. I wrote. I reflected. I researched. As I have been doing since last we spoke, yet some of the footfalls weren’t meant for your ears at all, though I’ve made progress down the roads to [...]
Today, I completed more tremulus stuff. A draft of The Journey has been sent off for editorial review. So, that’s really cool. So that only leaves a little bit more to do. And for those wondering, while the bulk of The Frozen Wasteland is complete and we’re just tweaking a few of the finer bits of it. And, yeah, The Asylum is going through final edits, and then on to layout. Everything is getting done. I’ve gotta say that the playbooks are really some work. Fun work, but definitely brain burners. You see, The Journey and The Frozen Wasteland are [...]
Today, I climbed mountains in my mind. I wandered deep valleys teeming with mist hidden dangers. I traveled to faraway places. I trapped myself in dream. I wrote. I sat. I went nowhere. And, yet. And yet. I did everything and nothing. Challenge your own perceptions. Find your faith in your art. Enjoy the act of creation, never minding whether it is for more than an audience of one. Until next time, I bid you, dear reader, adieu.