Monday, February 19, 2007

Title Change for Book 10?

Kicking things around mentally this weekend, I have been thinking of consolidating plot elements from Books 10 and 11 into Book 11 and writing a whole new story for Book 10 to wind up the Kariad story arc that begins in Book 7. Book 10 would be retitled "Eventide" and Book 11 would be either "Charlemagne" or "Proxima."

No firm decision yet.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Book 7 Final Draft --- Done!

I just finished the wrap-up on Book 7 last night. Yeah, I am uber-happy with how it turned out. Now, I have to set it aside long enough so that when I go through it again, it's all fresh, and I can polish it up. Then, it's off to the proof-reader. And it should be posted to the site around May 1.

Monday, February 5, 2007

What Will Be Cool About Book 8?

Two Words: Space pirates!

Saturday, February 3, 2007

I screwed up

I took a break from finishing Book 7 to draft the first chapter of Book 8. I realized that the first half of the book focuses on the four least interesting characters on the ship. That's a problem.

I can think of two solutions: Change who the primary characters are, or make the characters more interesting. After much internal debate, I chose the second path, and decided it would be more interesting if two of the characters who until now have been best friends started fighting with each other. And since one of the techniques in Book 08 is to avoid direct exposition as long as possible, I can create a sense of intrigue over what they are fighting about.

Anyway, gotta write a sketch about Jesus and the Samaritan Woman for Sunday School tomorrow. Later.