Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Malta and Sicily
Surreal time. Couple days ago I woke up in my own bed for the first time in several weeks and didn’t know where I was. Didn’t know who I was. Dimensional jet lag. Too many places in a short period of time. Flew out to Croatia end of August. Travelled down through Bosnia, back into Croatia (Dubrovnik) and into Montenegro before a 4 a.m. start to get back to Split in time for a flight back to UK. 3 days at home before another flight, this time to Malta (Gozo Island) then short hop to Sicily (Taormina). Now I am back and discombobulated. But also chilled. No structure to my days at the moment. A rare treat.
Currently writing up a bunch of short story ideas I have come back with… transposing pen and paper notes onto electronic format so I can file them away and come back at some distant point in time. Madness of Mostar; Secret of Vodice; The Citadel; Crisis in Kotor; Krag 1945; Dark on Fire; The Howling Key. Many of these are based in the world of Yellow Dawn, so, looking forward to seeing more of this Mythos-apocalypse twist on my fictional universe taking shape.
Looking to run another free Friday giveaway soon and get back into a marketing groove.
Before I went traveling I started tinkering with my website which is just a bit of flat HTML and CSS. Anyway, 3 days later I hadn’t left the house and I was deep into a whole new site build. It took 6 days in the end. Now adaptive, take a peek, see what you think: www.davidjrodger.com
Meanwhile, prodding Broken Fury (new novel #10) along and waiting to find the right time to start editing Oakfield. Also expecting to get final designs through for the new novel covers, meaning all my books will have a consistent brand at last.
Finally, quick shout out to some folks I’ve encountered online recently who deserve a mention:
- Matt Mayevsky: http://www.mattmayevsky.com/ – writer and body builder into meta humanism.
- Kory M Shrum: http://korymshrum.blogspot.co.uk/ – urban fantasy writer
- Mike Jansen: http://www.meznir.com/1_8_English-Publications.html – prolific and talented writer of urban, sci-fi and horror
- Tom Hughes: http://www.tomhughespainting.co.uk/ – exceptionally talented painter who crafts canvases directly from what he sees, beautiful work.