Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
Muddle-headed Kay
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Writey, writey writey...

Next chunk of Ranulf is just about to pass the 6000 word mark, and there's plenty to come. That's after my pedantic pettifogging prune-as-you-go NoNoWriteLess™ editing method has whittled away at it. That may give you an idea of why I haven't been around much.

Hm. Am running up against problems of limited knowlege. Question is, do I want to write an historical novel or an historical novel? My gut feeling is that I'll be accurate where I can, but I'll feel free to invent within an informed framework. I've already had one twit witter at me starting "In our Chapter of the SCA..." Oh. Yes. Don't get me started, thou creature[1].

The thing is, I feel that erudition should be worn lightly, if at all. To worry about the minutiae of historical accuracy when you've already introduced spirits and sorcery seems supererogatory, at best. What do you all think?

I'm hoping that when I've finished this chunk, you'll have some better visual ideas of what the characters look like. I suppose *blush* I'm angling for fanart, in a way, because I can't draw worth anything, so if anyone has any desire to sketch anyone up, I'd be thrilled. Might even turn good ones into userpics, you never know.

[1] Yes, as it happens, featherhead, I do know when to use you and when thou. My policy is to let the language get in the way as little as possible, and, frankly, I think theeing and thouing all over the place is more of a distraction than an ornament. But if thou valuest cheap finery over substance, why, let me not prevent thee.
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