I've always written journals and I have a stack of them by my desk. Occasionally, I reach down and browse my past, and in one such wandering down memory lane, I found these pages from 2004. [Click the images to see them in higher resolution.]
In that year, I traveled from New Zealand for a holiday in London, and then onto southern Spain and Egypt. This particular journal covers a span of about 5 months: May to September. It's an adventure diary, so the pictures were already in the book – I'm not a visual artist!
There were musings about writing a novel at that stage but nothing serious. Then I found these notes, which are the embryonic idea of what would become Stone of Fire, ARKANE #1 (previously Pentecost). [Read more…]