Fun With Maths
Another small update this week as I’m still neck deep into writing With Silent Screams. I should have more news about it in the next few weeks.
First of all, I finished Tomb Raider. It’s great game and one I can highly recommend. I do have 2 small problems with it. 1. There aren’t enough tombs to actually raid. And 2. There are a few too many enemies, especially toward the end of the game where it can feel like you’re being swarmed. If it weren’t for the fact that the combat is excellent, that would be a much bigger issue.
As it stands though, it’s 10-12 hours of awesome. Personally I can’t wait for the inevitable sequel (as it’s the best selling Tomb Raider game ever, there will be a sequel.)
However, next week it’s Bioshock Infinite. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love the original Bioshock. While Bioshock 2 wasn’t as good, I have a feeling that Infinite is going to be something special. It’s a shame they’re releasing all of these incredible games in such a short space of time. Damn them.
I actually got some reading done last week too, which is a bit of a novelty for me. I finished the first Star Wars –New Jedi Order book: Vector Prime. I haven’t read too many of the expanded universe stuff for Star Wars, but with a new film in the pipeline I figured I’d read some more. Turns out it was excellent.
Slight Spoiler – One of the main characters from the series dies in this book in probably the single best death scene I’ve ever read. It’s just utterly epic stuff, and while it’s a shame they died, it was done well and it appears that they’ll be building on it so it’s not a throwaway.
On the writing front, I’ve realised I’ve sold over 22,000 books of Crimes Against Magic and Born of Hatred.
In fact, if I can get all mathy for a minute, in 2012 I sold:
Crimes Against Magic – 9300
Born of Hatred – 2300
So far (Jan and Feb) in 2013, I’ve managed:
Crimes Against Magic – 5100
Born of Hatred – 5500
It’s a wonderful achievement for me personally, and I can’t thank everyone who supported me or purchased a book enough. But thank you none-the-less.
If anyone is interested in what my magic secret is… well, I wish I knew. Because I’d tell everyone.
So, that’s it for this week. Have a good weekend all.