I’ve been bunged up here with the book lately. Why? Because I did not understand my characters and setting well enough to push forward. It all goes back to adding back in that silly tertiary plotline. In doing so, it exploded into a wonderland of what’s going on to enrich the setting and the intrigue of what’s going on. A villain suddenly became much more deep, and even to a certain degree, sympathetic. I’ve had to create maps to understand the land in which major events for the final conflict will take place, and realize that I have a brand new Macguffin that I never intended would have to be put in with what’s coming.
So what does it all mean?
This single book very well might become a trilogy unto itself! Yep. I can see this becoming a 240k word monster that might just be too big for one book. There are three distinctly unique acts that can stand on their own. So that’s why this is taking so long.
But now that the key log in the log jam has been dynamited, the writing is moving forward again and a little faster than it had been. Here’s hoping I can keep it up.
Also, in related news, I have been working on building up an artist studio for not only my writing, but music, video and art. I hope to put it to good use for book promo videos, and original music and artwork to add in as things move forward with the world of Akiniwazi. The first big piece came the last week in the form of a new synth. So I’ve been working hard to balance my creative time between writing and learning on this:
And I’ll be hooking that up to a new computer as well so lots of good things happening. Speaking of good things happening, new chapters are written. Even though they’re back building, like I said before, this is fleshing out what is to come. As always the order shifts with the new added chapters. The numbering is more of a help to keep me straight.
Pages 462 Words 165260
31. On Pins and Needles
54. A Casual Sunday Recreation
62. An Oracle Comes
65. Secrets From The Labyrinth
66. Everything Else Must Wait
67. Becoming the Monster
Only a few more chapters of the back-added plotline and then the whole thing starts moving as one, just like a broken up logjam… which I hope doesn’t hurt anything as I push on.
Thank you all for your patience and support. I keep seeing downloads of Book 1 happening, so welcome to those who have found me here and hope you like what you’re reading. If you can, please leave reviews! They as helpful to an author on so many fronts. But more is coming. I promise! Lots more!