Tomorrow, editing it and finding pictures and then mailing it off! And then waiting for editorial feedback, of course. Looking forward to it.
Pitches were accepted! Writing up the first one – outline done. Fun fun fun.
Four pitches written and sent off! One of them I have a lot of research for anyway, so I’ll probably write it up tomorrow.
Got an offer to write for a website, so pulling ideas out of old notebooks for things to do for that. There’s a surprising amount of things that I never got around to writing…I could easily have done an “overlooked idiots of history” series with this lot. If it doesn’t pitch well, I still may. So a break from castles for a bit.
New castle is an obscure one, but I enjoyed researching it. After a few famous ones, it’s fun to be scrabbling for details. Castle Troy.
Or almost forgotten, anyway. Thank goodness for digitisation of Victorian texts. So some details on Castle Troy recovered, article written, up tomorrow!
Today I tried to record my feedback for Dissecting Worlds about robot religions, and wound up having to rewrite it in order to do so. Fun! Cut a big digression on the Kingdom of Jackals out, not sure what I’ll do with it.
Next castle is a bit different – it’s a ridiculously obscure one that I got challenged to do by the Rubberbandits on twitter. You don’t turn down the Bandits, so the next one is Castle Troy. Super obscure, lots of fun researching, but found some good stuff!
New castle, and a fun one. Bunratty Castle.
The Amory family had the castle for ten years and I wrote loads about them. The Studderts had it for 200 and they don’t get a mention. Sensationalist history at its finest.