KW Tri-Con 2017 announcement, and a milestone

Looks like I’ll be headed to KW Tri-Con in January!

I told the organizers that I would probably need to get a table just for myself, and they said someone had asked if anyone wanted to split a table. Perfect!

So I’ll be sitting with the wildly talented Ruistyfles (Luisa) who does some pretty amazing artwork. She was my neighbour at Tri-Con 2016 and was busy a lot of the time with commissions. If you like anime and/or Zelda, you owe it to yourself to check out her stuff.

Now that I know I’ll be going for sure, it’s time to work on my daughter’s costume. She wants to go as Eliza Winston from my books. She already has a crossbow, so now I just need to build her a suit of armour. I have no idea what I’m doing, but it should be fun!

50,000 words. That’s a pretty big milestone. The characters are reaching the end of their first major quest, and it’s a fun one. It took me longer to get to this point than I had anticipated, but I’m happy with how it’s turning out.

I might cut out the journey into the Silent Woods (Don’t know that place? Well, that’s because¬†A Hero’s Birth isn’t out yet!). There’s a lot of history there, and while I think it might be interesting for fans to see what happens to the Silent Wood Elves, it’s not really crucial to¬†this story. Although I have an idea of how I could throw a monkey wrench into the whole thing, and cause doubts which would foreshadow future conflicts. Do they need foreshadowing? Well, it wouldn’t hurt. Except it would add probably another 10,000+ words to the story. It’d also make their stop at Lanton’s Hope more interesting, in general.

I think I’ve reached my decision.

Next weekend is the Guelph Genre Fiction Writer’s meeting @ 2pm at Miijidaa Cafe downtown. We’ll be discussing promoting our writing, so feel free to come down and join the chat!