Things are going aright over here. This week was a bit of a mishmash, since I was waiting for books to come in. Still waiting, but at least one of them came in (The Kingdom of the Hittites by Trevor Bryce) so I’ve been able to dive back down the rabbit-hole of research.
Lovin’ that. I’ve read a fair bit over about the last eight months to a year regarding the Bronze Age Aegean – passing from an interest in the Homeric Question into curiosity regarding the historical Mukenaians – and it’s always a delight to pop back into the never-ending spiral of research. The freedom to study whatever piques my curiosity can’t be overrated.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been working on a project centered around the Greek myths. In particular, I’d like to try Frankenstein-ing the myths into what we actually know of the politics, intrigue, and warfare of the Late Bronze Age (my target era is loosely 1300 B.C.E. to 1100 B.C.E.). By no means am I an expert on historical Mukenai, but I know next to nothing about their contemporaries. Hence the Hittites.
I’ve also managed to get some work done on revising the next chapter of The Rule of Iron. Currently, I’m intending to dedicate a majority of my working time in May to editing and revising it. Every time I touch it ideas for other projects pop into mind, but I really just need to try sticking my nose to the grindstone and getting a second draft together.
I never would have guessed that editing is so much more difficult than writing itself.
Anyway, that’s me for this week. Come May 1st – it’s grindstone time. Ugh.