Saturday, September 23, 2017

Chapter One Has Begun!

Actually I'm on scene four of chapter one, with two more (planned) scenes to go. Though it might need another one or two scenes to finish what I have planned for the chapter. I'm definitely moving faster, more quickly into the conflict, than I did with the Hand of Tyr. Not only is the main conflict presaged in the prologue, but that conflict will touch Balfrith and draw him into it sooner that it did in the first book.

It really is a different story, more adventurous and action packed, than The Hand of Tyr.

Oh yeah, I'm at 6,000 words, too. Moving right along!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Another 1100 Words...

...and the first two scenes of the prologue are complete!

Unfortunately, at only 1200 words a week, it will take me 3 almost years to complete the rough draft--which is completely unacceptable. Guess I'll need to up my game, by a factor of about 3, if I'm going to reach my goal of having the first draft complete in a year.

That's doable.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

1,362 Words

Yes, I've begun writing the story. Working on a prologue with this one, which gives a hint at the conflict to come in the main chapters.

I've mentioned before that I use Scrivener for my writing, which is a great tool to make it easy to organize my book into chapters and scenes. When I write my outline/synopsis, I generally break it down the same way, with chapters and scenes, so that it flows naturally into writing in Scrivener.

For example, the plan (per my outline) for the prologue is to have four scenes. It may be extended to five scenes, depending on how the last scene works out in the writing. This first 1,362 words is for the very first scene of the prologue, and it is almost done. Probably less than 500 words left to complete it.

So... progress!