"Psionic" powers

Well, yes, Psionic and not psyonic, because I have rescued my old, trusty Psion Series 5mx and a new writing philosophy, so I can keep on writing despite my slightly hurting arm (both the PDA and the philosophy are lighter than they were before, during Nanowrimo...).

Thus, I'll retake Invicta, I'll keep you appraised...

And that's all, basically. On a more anecdotic vein, I finished my pal's novel, The Sunset of Bizantium: it's about right, at first a bit too slow for my tastes, and I kept dragging until we hit part II, where action and the plot starts unrolling. From that point on, the reading became increasingly interesting up to the point where it was hard to put down (so I didn't :-).

There are some things that I would have done differently, even very differently, and some I didn't like (simply put) but, overall, the book fulfills its goal as a Historical Fiction, and there are some parts that are absolutely brilliant. I have, anyway, and despite my criticism (or maybe precisely because of it), a lot to learn from book and author, something I'll try to do: I'm a fool, but I hope not *that* fool.

And, currently, I am enjoying Stephen Pressfield's The Afghan Campaign, which absoolutely rocks. The style is blunt, realistic, it reminds me to some books by Spanish writer Arturo Pérez-Reverte (e.g. Trafalgar) and you cannot but take the hat off and humbly bow before a grandmaster of writing. Besides the obvious criticism, which I am also enjoying (sort of, anyway, considering the fatal reality of it).

And, lastly, I have a book by Gisbert Haefs waiting for me... Hehe... :-) It will be hard to combine all of this (studying, reading, plotting, writing, ...) but I'll manage, somehow.


PS- BTW, I passed my driving license test... :-)