Charleville – once again a castle that details exploded out of like an onion. Having a lot of fun researching these things.
Off and running in the castles with Leap Castle, in Offaly. A bloody bit of history.
Well, something, anyway. This article is quite long and it has got quite late. Tomorrow I add pictures to it and put it up.
Next writing project is tentatively titled the Secret Life Of Irish Castles. I decided I’d do it if I could find ten castles to write about. I found nineteen, so far. This should be fun.
Today is what may be the final Forgotten Empire, the Turkic Khaganate. Next, something new, I think.
Giant empire has civil war, splits in half, one half weakens and collapses while the other lasts until it’s overrun by a more powerful state? There is nothing new under the sun. The Turkic Khaganate will be up tomorrow, and after that – well, novel writing for the weekend and then, perhaps, something new. Something that could turn out quite interesting.
New Empire coming soon. Possibly the last one, not sure. Need to think of something else to do after this.
Sometimes history is like trying to pin down fog. Mighty empires, nothing left but exaggerated folk songs. Tomorrow, the Ajuran Empire goes up.
I had put the first draft of the detective sequel aside to let the plot cook in my head, and today it finally went off. Still don’t know what the plot is going to be for the middle third, but I know the shape it’s going to have. Shell game, to the power of three. Fun!