So it’s been a while. Just thought I’d drop by and let you all know how I’m doing…
I have been struggling with a sports injury though: plantar fasciitis has been afflicting both my feet, the result of a number of convergent factors – biomechanics, over-training, poor shoe selection. Essentially, the bands of muscle that link my heels to the balls of my feet are irritated and/or torn; so now I need to avoid running for a while, and concentrate on other things.
I bought myself a typewriter: an Olivetti Lettera 32 from the early 1970s. That’s pretty cool.
I also entered Ancient Warfare Magazine’s “Historical Fiction Contest” with a story about the 6th-century Eastern Roman/Byzantine general Belisarius, told through the eyes of one of his contemporaries, Althias. Sadly, I didn’t win – but kudos to the man who did:
Otherwise, I’m just waiting for inspiration to strike.