dinsdag 17 mei 2011
maandag 16 mei 2011
donderdag 12 mei 2011
I know it is a bit silly to already think of a series of novels when you haven't yet published your first one, but it's also good to be prepared. I was wondering if "The Enmig Mar Chronicles" is a good way to introduce the concept. The nice thing about the Enmig Mar is that it is in the middle, however, the name is obviously different in different countries, so it might not match well if the novel is set in the north east or south, for instance. The name seems a little bit jarring too, perhaps I need to find something better.
maandag 9 mei 2011
This weekend I made a few minor changes, adding a few descriptions and making the passing of time more clear, and added a little bit about the ancient civilization that exists in the novel. For some reason there is no gunpowder, but I didn't want to leave that unreferenced. I also indicated that some of the boats are steam powered.
zaterdag 7 mei 2011
On Marlon's blog now a colored version of the cover of my novel. I especially like the way the sun and the castle are looking, the daemon is a little bit different than my own interpretation (I made a small version at the bottom of this blog).
vrijdag 6 mei 2011
donderdag 5 mei 2011
Marlon Teunissen is doing the illustrations for the Daemon of Cormagan, and she recently started putting some sketches on her blog. The first one was a sketch of the fight with the bear. She's very good at drawing action sequences like this, and it forces me to think more about the way the characters look.
woensdag 4 mei 2011
I wrote a post about the talker used in my novel, the Daemon of Cormagan. When I designed it I wasn't entirely sure if it was feasible, but according to a recent Jameco puzzle it is at least possible to build the transmitter. After reading that, the receiver seems to be less far fetched as well, although powering the whole thing with phosphor instead of sunlight might still be a stretch.