I really need to stop saying “I’ll just write a few words!” It never works that way, and I know it.
But it’s hard to resist writing about Jin. I do love the lad.
I didn’t know about Samurai Champloo when I named Jin Jin and Munin Munin. It’s not my fault, and triply not my fault that the characters are kinda-sorta-not-really like Jin and Mugen from the show. Munin’s at least literate. And he doesn’t have to pay for sex.
I’m just sayin.
So, revised chapter one comes in at 3k words. There’ll be a revised chapters two and three, and then I get to shift everything up, change Suppliant to Something Else (Staffbearer? Boughmaiden? So! Very! Fantasy!) and go through the sucker one more time. I DECLARE IT WILL BE DONE BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH. So I declare.
I think “Perilous Garde” is the closest I get to a theme song for this book. Le sigh. If I ever see the artist again, and assuming he remembers me (I suspect as soon as I swipe his hat he will recall the minx of yesteryear), I gotta get him to sing it for me.
take this cup from me
I cannot drink its darkened light
so I’ll search for you(th)