Welcome to the January 2011 issue of the Musings of the Othar. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.
Like many of us do as a new year begins, I have taken some time to reflect upon the previous year and look ahead to the new. I’m not a big fan of resolutions, preferring instead to focus on the positives, and I often find that we are so caught up in trying to change for the New Year, that we forget to appreciate all the successes of the previous. So as we begin a new year that often starts with a look back, let’s try not to bury all the positives under a pile of recriminations and resolutions.
In the Clarice Publishing and Othar Saga updates this month, I will review some of the previous year’s successes as well as outline a few goals for the coming year.
This month’s Feature Article will be examining George Mann’s The Affinity Bridge. This turned out to be an average read, at best, and while there wasn’t anything inherently wrong with the writing or the concept, the story lacked a degree of heft.
This month also continues with my new series, The Pocket Watch. Each chapter is less than one-thousand words, so if you haven’t started the series yet, it is a quick read to catch up.
The Fayersae Histories continue this month, and our story stays with Cettan as he and his band of craftsmen find themselves overrun by Dasyu. As usual, each of the previous chapters can be found in the Full Fayersae Histories link at the top of the page.
Anyway, here’s hoping that the New Year will see the release of book three, Tongue of Hauden, hopefully by late spring or early summer, as well as see significant progress on book four, Blood of Hauden.
P.A. Seasholtz, Editor