Welcome to this week’s Weekly Writing Wrap-up, hope everyone had a great week and got a lot of writing done. I sure did, so let’s dive right into the mix.

I have come to realize that all of Kiana’s POV sections in Seeing Through The Veil have to be rewritten to work with my new scene list. At one point I wouldn’t be okay with that, but now I am. It is the price of having a stronger book than what it was. At this point, I am only a section and a half away from hitting the area where I stopped draft 2 and went back to start draft 2.1. I said last week I thought I was already there. Nope. I will be after today. I am in the middle of section 5 with Kiana. Will finish section 6 as well. Tomorrow, I pick up where I left off. It will be interesting to see how many words I can count out of those areas. Everything thus far has been reworking and rewriting sections I have already cut down.

Tomorrow, I pick up where I left off. It will be interesting to see how many words I can count out of those areas. Everything thus far has been reworking and rewriting sections I have already cut down. I should be able to cut it down a lot if I can find the heart of each scene and what needs to be achieved and what is excess fat. I am excited to see how the second half of the novel turns out. My guess is my overall word count is going to be right around 100k. I am okay with that. With feedback from readers, I should be able to figure out what else needs to be cut and how to tighten everything up.

Tomorrow makes one week until NaNoWriMo starts. Hope everyone who is doing it has their story ready to go. I sure do. In my made craze to get draft 2.1 completed, I have had no time to work on other characters for book 1 of Forbidden Realm, Pyre. I do have the two main characters profiles done. I am going to review them this week and tweak them a little. I have decided to try something Brandon Sanderson does for his characters. Discovery-write them. If you have read this blog for long you will know I totally against organic writing. Okay, that’s not completely true. I discovery write my scenes, based on the main action or discover needed. But prep-work like characters

If you have read this blog for long you will know I totally against organic writing. Okay, that’s not completely true. I discovery write my scenes, based on the main action or discover needed. But prep work like characters, they need to be done. I guess, since my two protagonists profiles are done I am good on that, but we will see. There are a few important characters that have lots of screen time. It will be something interesting to try. If it turns out I don’t like it, I can always do their profiles. I will complete all of NaNoWriMo without profiles, though. After 50k if I need to go and flesh the characters out more than I can. By then I will have a better feel for them.

Finally, I have selected my next series to start fleshing out. The Gathering. This was supposed to be my epic trilogy, that when I came up with the idea in 2009, would meet my definition of a trilogy. If you must know, a trilogy to me is a grand story, adventure. The books don’t need to be over a thousand pages, just the feel, and importance. Lord of the Rings is a great example of this. Today, I feel too many authors do trilogies for the sakes of a complete story or it fits best in the three-act-structure of a plot.

Back on topic. Forbidden Realm meets this now, but I plan to keep it as a trilogy. I know there is another story after the trilogy, but I am not sure how that will fit in. The original idea was for that story to be part series that connects all my worlds together. Time will tell, maybe I will follow through with the original idea for epic crossover series and have chapters where after a series of book series are complete I do series of what is going on in the over multiverse and another series of series and the next chapter. Still working on both part. I am just now reviewing what I have already developed in the past on the series. The more I work on it the more I will learn and know.

Time will tell. That is all I have today. Check back on Wednesday for the final post in the NaNoWriMo Prep mini-series. Friday will be the second post in our new sub-series on Economics. With that, everyone have a great week and get some writing done.

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