I’ve done a lot of outlining, notes, and summaries these past two weeks, mostly centering on Rise on the New Masters and the Phoenix (title TBA) novel. Of all books, I have made the most progress on my Phoenix (title TBA) novel. I always knew the general idea of the book, and the main characters. I even have a few drawings of the dragons. Yes, I said drawings. I’m not good at many things as I would like to be in the drawing world, but I think I did pretty good on the dragons.
So, I get to the ultimate question, if you have gods in the novel, how do you make those gods bland bleed? How do you make then vulnerable to an enemy? You could have their army vs the enemy, but that’s not what I want here. I want the actual god in its weakness. So, I’ve got a lot to flesh out on that, but I am making progress.
I’ve been writing a few scenes for this book, not in chronological order. The best one I wrote this week was for a character who had one last moment with her mother before another slit the mother’s throat. It was quite the best of the scenes this week. She was just reacquainted with her mother, whom she did not believe for a long time was in fact her mother. Finally, that truth was revealed only to have the mother ripped away from her.
Big simplification, but I don’t want to give away spoilers so early.