So, as the last 8 days of my beta read come rolling in, and I am about at the half way mark of my NaNoWriMo project (Still just under 25k words, but that will start to change tomorrow again), I started thinking about the editing of Reimarsoga: Book 2. And I skim it, breaking it up into Scrivener, because I’m going to try that thing out finally and I see some good things there.
…hmmmm how to talk about what’s to come without dropping a few major MAJOR spoilers. Ugh!
Okay, let’s try it this way…
In the structural edit, I realized that continuity between book 1 and book 2 got broken. I will have to write a whole separate book that will possibly become a stand alone (Or one of two books… I dunno), but related novel that involves characters from the first AND second books, bridging the gap between the two, AND build up the whole Akiniwazi world even more! So, now, my brain’s on fire for recombining certain characters together, outside of Reimar, in a way that would then tie the first two books of Reimarsoga together.
Now… for complication #2. Reimarsoga: Book 1 is written as more of an Epic Adventure with a flavor more found in say “Treasure Island” or “The Sea Wolf” or “Huckleberry Finn” (to some extent) or “The Deerslayer”. As you can see my influences are were not necessarily fantasy directed.
Book 1.5, I shall call it for the time being… would be more of an Epic Conspiracy/cloak and dagger/thriller set in Akiniwazi. Mind you this was part of the scenario whole for the series (and that’s not really a spoiler… there are hints in book 1… you’ll see) But I am worried jumping the storytype will be offputting to many. PLUS… this is going to be a related novel. You wouldn’t have to read it to enjoy the Series, but it will add to the richness of the overall setting and plotline. Sort of like “Rogue 1” is a related movie to the Star Wars “Nonology” (yes that’s a series of 9). It’s canon, but fills in the gap between the Prequels and A New Hope. In actuality, it might end up having more in common with say “The Big Sleep”, “The Angel of Darkness”, “The Name of the Rose” and other detectivey kind of stuff.
…In a fantasy setting. I know… I’m mad.
Oh… and before I forget. I named my Character Brother Finn long before “The Force Awakens”. 6 years before to be precise!
So anyway. Looks like I might be putting book 2 into cold storage while I then refocus onto the necessary book 1.5
Dear Lord, what has your inspiration done to me?????