Sunday, March 27, 2022

A book without a title

Book 14 of the Forgotten Worlds series has been one of the more difficult books in the series to write, but it is moving along. I've been average only about 500 words a day of progress that stays, which is good but not my best. If you take into account my deleted items (whole scenes or pieces of scenes), you could double that. This one has had me writing and deleting a lot more than usual, although most of that is from before I figured out how to write this story. I keep my file of deleted scenes just in case there's something there I might want to rewrite or a detail that I don't want to lose.

Book 14 still doesn't have a title that fits. This one could be a little trouble in that regard, along with trying to find the right cover image. As for the book itself, as of last night, I hit 35,500 words.

The pieces are slowly coming together for the characters to solve the mystery and rescue their friend. I also want to resolve some of the character issues in this that have been carried over from past books. With a long series, there are nuances that need to be addressed at some point. You can't ignore them and pretend they didn't happen. However, touching on them in a way that is right for the characters and fits into the story can by tricky.

If you're following the series, thank you. If not, it's a great time to jump in, since the series is about halfway done. With eleven books out and the twelfth to come later this spring, you have plenty to keep you reading for a while.

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