My free copy of Threadcaster is on its way to my house! I’m so stoked! It’s shorter than I thought it would be at a couple leaves shy of 300 pages, but I am NOT COMPLAINING! It’s on it’s Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Hey all! I’ve had a busy 2014 so far, but today is Threadcaster day. I’m working hard on a brand new first chapter and a couple edits for the last chapter with the goal of sending it into Lulu and getting a hardbound copy printed. I hope this will make the book feel final, and I’ll be able to commit to this as the ultimate version and move it into its next stages.
Go through the link and look for Peter in this awesomely dense and detailed picture. While you’re there, check out 47ness. He’s an amazing talent and deserves so much love for both being a friend this past year and being a seriously skilled artist in general.
I stayed up until 3am editing, but I’m officially in the 300s! 50 pages to go, then some touchups in the front end and I’m “done” with this draft.
I’m upset because although I feel strongly for these people, I can’t help but compare my characters to the books all around me. Will they ever stack up to such heavy competition? Will they ever have champions or be someone’s favorite? This is what I think about as I pen down emotions… is all this authentic enough to properly read?
Will is an Earth Curse from my fantasy novel, Threadcaster. If you can believe it, this kid is only 14 years old. The Earth Curse makes the bones and tissues calcify, swelling up, getting hard, and turning to stone. Will, as a person, is remarkably upbeat for what he is, he is in better shape than a lot of his friends and neighbors, and believes everyone is born to serve a purpose. With purpose he has value, and he sees the value in everyone, because he can see the strengths that they bring to the table.
Zephyr is a character from my fantasy novel Threadcaster. She’s a Wind Curse, someone who is slowly evaporating from the inside-out. The illness affects her mind, too… leaving her a little spacey. She is always confused about where she is and what she’s doing, with brief lucid moments that betray who the true soul inside Zephyr actually is.
ps - thanks everyone for the numbers last night, I wrote all these characters in order, but I wanted to post them randomly and I’m using the numbers for that.
Trace is from Threadcaster, my unpublished fantasy novel. He’s a Holy Calligrapher, the religious and political leaders of Threadcaster’s dying world. Trace loves knowledge and takes a lot of pride in his job as a spiritual leader as he performs miracles and teaches the people of the Valley. His ultimate goal is to become leader of the Holy Calligraphers, so that he can finally learn the secret of the Elder’s Holy Library
I was watching Attack on Titan when I was supposed to be writing, so I drew a picture of Cat using 3D Equipment. The designs might be unnecessarily complicated and back-breakingly ridiculous, but I have to admit, its cool how they fall fly around.