Sunday 14 February 2010

Triangulation: Saunders and Finn, and other stuff

I'm suffering a hideous case of writer's block. I desperately wanted to get back into the groove, but nothing's working. I have half a dozen unfinished posts wallowing in limbo, and no idea how to complete them. Drat. Anyway, two short posts again.

On Tuesday, there's a link to a cool Charles R. Saunders interview. Thus far, I still haven't read all the Imaro material: it's one of those series I want to savour and enjoy for a while. Luckily, the story format lends itself well to such reading. I'm kind of tempted to do a picture of Imaro standing triumphant over "Fools' Doom."

Saturday, I seriously hit that block. I had a ton of ideas for Valentine's Day to complement Barbara's beautiful article, but nothing clicked. So, I just went with a link to Mark Finn's awesome post on the Robert E. Howard forums. I feel really annoyed at letting the team down: if we don't get back on track, the site's momentum (which has been smashing records since November) might stall or even slide, which would be really disappointing given how we've been doing.

Well, hopefully I'll amend that. I have a few things on the backburner I could fast track: Hyborian Age Gazetteers, Barbarians of Middle-earth, more Almuric, and something special planned for 25th February.


  1. Hi Al, don't worry, blocks happen. You've written a slew of great posts recently and deserve a fallow period to rest and recharge!

    Besides, links to worthwhile news and stories around the web are fine. No one has time to track all this down and The Cimmerian should also be a place to acknowledge important happenings around the 'net.

  2. Cheers Brian. I guess I feel I have to keep up with your awesome Silmarillion series. Still, links are good too.

  3. Heh, I should write about Roman ships - I got the research books and the photos, but instead I just jotted down some stuff about a clan feud between the Maclean and Macdonald those last days.

  4. Hey Al, don't worry, Brian is right...

    Hell, most of MY blogs are only blurbs and "links to worthwile news and stories"!