We have reached chapter 6 of the second book. The scenes are still a little difficult to put out, but I am falling in love with some of the characters. Can’t wait to share more about them. Oh… and I am bringing back some characters from “A Light Rises in a Dark World” and Book 3. Yes, remember, book 3 has its first draft done already. It’s in for a heavy rewrite once this one’s done, but I think we can do this fairly well.
Chapters – 6
Words – 11,995
And the plotlines are sprouting up like weeds. I had forgotten how fast this happened with running RPGs. You run the first adventure, and suddenly you have a plethora of directions to go in, and it becomes a case of careful pruning.
One of the plotlines, I am toying with making a special freebie for mailing lists since it is an asynchronous story inside the book and necessary for explaining things into the future.
One of the most fun aspects of writing of course is that I do a lot of “on the fly” research. How did people write these kinds of complicated works before the interwebs? I mean I am writing a scene where I have to describe the kinds of desserts available to royalty. Much to my surprise, variations of cookies, called ‘kex’ in Iclandic go all the way back to Persia in the classical era! Well hell! Crusaders could have picked up that recipe since that’s when they came over to Europe.
Not to mention, this time, you guys get an out and out palace and castle. Achievement Unlocked! Get ready for Dyrrvatn Kastali, home of the Visekonge and the celebration feast of Klarrvatn.
There’s your teaser.
Also, this book is going to be bigger than the last, and possibly the next. Just a suspicion.
Anyways, happy days! Now I need to move about before my butt falls totally asleep from working so long.