Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Not much blog fodder tonight. I've been working very hard on the new book, and it's flowing well - much better than my earlier attempts, when I felt like I'd hit a creative brick wall. I'm approaching 40,000 words, with between 40,000 and 60,000 still to write. So far, so good . . .
The creative process is interesting on this one. It'll involve a great deal of combat action, much more so than any of the Maxwell books so far. I'm drawing on my experiences and memories from South Africa for much of it, and those of other veterans for other bits. It's difficult to adapt some of the scenarios I remember to a futuristic combat environment, but it's by no means impossible, and I think it adds a touch of realism and authenticity that's often missing from military SF. I hope you'll enjoy it when it comes out, particularly the veterans among my readers.
In closing, courtesy of Engrish.com, here's a classic example of 'more bang for your buck'.
There are lots more examples of mangled English at Engrish.com. Fun reading.