I have added some more thousand words to the The Lybian draft. At the moment, the Delian League fleet is departing Cyprus towards Egypt. Very interesting part, from a character developing point of view, as well as from a hoplological one! Great fun I am having on my daily commuting train trips back and forth (basically about 90% of my writing time!), yeah!
Considering most of the rest of the book, the POV of the Egyptians and the Greeks will be closely related (Amyrtaeus and Argiros), I'll need to set up very clear and strong personalities from them all, so they interact well enough.
I'll have to do the same with the Persians and Megabyzos, the Persian main character. That'll be fun... :-P
And I'll take the chance to give a quick kick on the back to the Spanish National Mail Service, that yesterday gave me a boucher informing me that my Caiman Amerique (via Amazon.fr) postal packet has already arrived and that I could pass and retrieve from to-day and for the next forthnight.
What a surprise for me! Less than one week from Miami to Spain!
What dissilution when they told me that, somehow, the postman had failed to return the books to the postal office of my district.
So I'll have to return tomorrow... Grrr...
Why am I so disappointed?
Because I ordered a book about the Persians I am very willing to read (need lots of documentation!) and because I also ordered Scott Oden's Men of Bronze, which I've been recommended, I was willing to read, it will be very useful for The Lybian, and, well, I cyber-know the author, and he's always been helpful and overall very nive with me... He managed to finish the damn thing, and to publish it! I have to learn from him!
BTW, you can get to Scott's blogger following the links on the sidebar of this very same blog... :-P
OK, enough ranting, I feel better... :)
I'll take the chance to send my blessings to cyber-friends who are going through hard times... Hugs...