Background: One of the side-projects I’ve been working on is a series of short stories. The first I’ve completed is actually the background story that explains what happened to Tagaretsu. I always thought it an important story, one of epic impact on him as a character. Much of the motivations that drive him in Days of Reckoning can be traced back to the specific events detailed herein. I’ll be submitting this short-story to a number of competitions in the hope this will help launch the Ochra series.
Blood Bowl: Huh? Yeah, this is nothing relative to the writing genre, at least not directly. Blood Bowl is a Games Workshop product, where models are used to represent players on teams that play something akin to UFC-meets-rugby. Set in the Warhammer Fantasy setting, there are 21 different teams with individual strengths and weaknesses. Not content to just collect and paint models, I’ve actually plot-pointed a series of short stories that could be extended into a novel. It’s a fun diversion from the slogging of Beta-prep and editing the final version of my short stories for submission. With the release of the video game and the recent Super Bowl, it’s a timely outlet. It is a total piece of procrastination, yet something that keeps me from going absolutely insane and bug-eyed from staring at the screen too long.