Projects

Here’s a list of some of the projects I’m currently either working on or hoping to work on in the imaginable future.

  1. Jiharel: This is my current focal project, and the story idea nearest to my heart. I want this to be a variant on the classic fantasy quest story. Currently, I’m working on outlining and pre-writing this, developing the world – creatures, lands, languages, and so on. I want to have a super-thorough outline by the end of 2018.
  2. Weekly Updates: I try to update something on this blog each week. Usually, this will discuss what I’ve personally been writing/revising or reading. I used to write a weekly review or article, but that took up more writing time than I liked. Writing those reviews was fun, though, so expect them to show back up once in a while.
  3. The Defense Speech of Socrates: A Translation for Students: I’m a lover and reader of Plato’s works, and think it would be enjoyable to complete a polished translation of the Defense Speech (commonly called the Apology) written as closer to a modern narrative – intended for ease of access, not literal precision and accuracy – in combination with notes and perhaps an essay or two discussing the historical period and the Socratic Question. I don’t think that many translations exist of ancient works which are really intended for easy access for students, and which contain truly useful resources for the purposes of those students. I have no clue when this project may get worked on or accomplished; it’s mostly a pleasant dream.
  4. The Age of Heroes: This is probably my largest idea, in terms of scope. I’d like to attempt a retelling of the myths of the Greek heroes, starting from Perseus and ending with the aftermath of the Trojan War. In particular, I want to set this as closely as I can to the historical Bronze Age of ancient Mycenae/Mukenai. I’ve engaged in some decent research so far, but this is going to require an ENORMOUS amount of structural work. I don’t know if this would be a book or a series; one curious idea I’ve had was to plot and design it as a superbook – since, in the world of eBooks, we are no longer by the physical limits of binding.
  5. The Rule of Iron: This is the novel I started during National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) in November 2016. I finished my first draft of this the following December, and spent much of 2017 trying to edit it. Currently on hiatus. I’d like to return to working on this, but I don’t know when or how.
  6. Tales of the Shining Knights: I’ve got a couple ideas for short stories or possibly novellas set within the same setting as The Rule of Iron, which I’d like to write. I don’t know how or where they’d be published, but I think they could be useful for helping me learn more about my setting, and maybe be entertaining. Two of them are The Legend of Brian Yarla-son and The Battle of Rusted Gap. No clue when, or if, they’ll ever see the light of day.

Updated 1/5/18.