Posts Tagged ‘Uncharted’


Whoops, I was enjoying the 4th so much I almost forgot to post this. Next week’s should be earlier in the day.

Four-letter Words and Such
I do my best to keep a clean mouth. Really I do. From a communication standpoint, swearing rarely enhances any particular point you are trying to make. The overuse of profanity shows a marked lack of intelligence, too, as it’s far easier (and lazier) to just throw in a cuss word than to actually take the time to articulate your thoughts.

From a Christian’s standpoint, we are taught that “from the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” So following that line of thinking, what does that say about us when we swear? (more…)

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Maybe it’s from living in Europe when I was younger, but I love cold weather.  I like putting on layers to stay warm.  I enjoy the feel and smell of a good fire.  I also like the warm drinks that make you feel better after being outside for a while.

The summer here has been horrid, weather-wise.  100-plus degree temperatures for weeks without a drop of rain that make me sweat the moment I step outside.  No thanks.  You can only take off so many clothes before you start violating some law somewhere and your own dignity.  The last week or so, we’ve seen some days in the mid-70s and its like a breath of fresh air.  I only wish Summer would relinquish its grip, go back to sleep, and let Fall take over.

But, enough about that…

Writing Update
The Island of Istburn is currently in its review stage where my frontline editors read through the book and make suggestions.  This is the final stage before the book interior gets designed and then it all gets shipped off to CreateSpace.  After that, I review the proof, check to ensure everything looks okay, make any necessary changes, and then, a week or so later, it will be available for everyone.

If you’re like me, you like to get a preview of something before diving headlong into it.  So, in that vein, I’ve decided to start putting previews up on Scribd.com.  I have put the first two chapters of the The Thief and the Red Mandolin up on Scribd.com for your previewing pleasure.  I plan to do the same for Istburn once the book is finalized.  I may even make the books available for purchase on Scribd as an ebook, but we’ll have to see.

Recommends
Uncharted series (Game) – If you enjoy watching movies or reading adventure stories like Indiana Jones, The Mummy series (the new ones), or The Librarian, then you’ll enjoy Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.  They’re only available on the PS3, but to me, the two Uncharted titles provide one of the best experiences gaming has to offer.  If you own a PS3, you owe it to yourself to pick up this fantastic series.

 
The Last Apprentice
series by Joseph Delaney – A very well-written and engaging series.  Delaney does a fantastic job depicting the hard and sometimes gruesome life of a spook (the name given to one who keeps supernatural forces at bay).  Though aimed at ages 10 and up, it’s a horror series, so be prepared for scares and plenty of intense moments.  If you can stomach the creepy moments and occasionally gore, it’s a blast to read.

Have a good week, everyone!