I normally try to keep this to writing and my books, but sometimes I find something that can be classed as inspirational.
This time my source of inspiration comes from a sword hanger.
Design Toscano Dragon Claw Sword Holder
The sword mount shaped like a dragon claw appealed to my dragon hunting side and I had to order one from Amazon (the sword is the Pendragon sword made by the old United Cutlery company and no longer available).
Despite only being held up by a thin piece of metal and some tiny screws, it is working great even with such a heavy sword. I don’t like the colour and intend to paint it, but I am stuck on the colour scheme and that is the only things keeping it looking stock.
I hit a wall during this month and thing slowed down.
I wrote, two, one hundred word shorts, and a one thousand word short. and got my book upto 48,778 words.
The problem is that writing sword fights and keeping them different is quite a struggle. I’m still researching sword fighting techniques and it’s taking it’s toll. Any way July’s challenge is NaNoWriMo Camp.
One of my books chapters requires scripting 16 unique sword fight duel’s
The first was a simple quick affair however making the rest is becoming very daunting. To accomplish this task I am watching loads of sword fights and am about to study the works of of the old masters. I feel this could be easer If i could actually experience a sword fight (or some training) but I will write this chapter so that it is worthy of a screen play.
Despite what people say, there are no rules for sword fights. A proper fight (unless is scripted fights) had no rules, it was just one man against another, aiming to maim of kill each other. A proper sword fight is a free for all fight where anything goes.
In the medieval times, you couldn’t say “Sorry that thrust is not in the rules and doesn’t count.” If someone came at you with a weapon, you used anything including bare fists to survive.
You could call this a rant, which is what its like but there will always be those who complain when writers diverge from what others have written before.