I'm finishing a new book: Spell Realm. Somewhat surprised to see that title has never been used.
Anyway, I got through about 5/6th of the book and then lost faith in it. I've been eking out a couple of paragraphs a day since then.
I'm thinking that all these fantasies I'm writing all have similar themes and I ought to just make them all one world. It will require some rewriting, but it isn't beyond my ability.
Spell Realm is probably the first book of a trilogy that ends with Sometimes a Dragon. It will require that I rewrite SAD.
Meanwhile, I've started thinking of a new book which might be the middle book, or it might be the first book in another trilogy.
Meanwhile, I think my Lore books can be turned into Spell Realm books.
I think what all this requires is a bunch of planning -- mapping it all out on a timeline, making everything consistent.
Anyway, I read another 4 chapters of Spell Realm at writer's group last night, and it felt pretty good. It felt smooth. So I just need to push through to the end of the book in my next writing session, and then start drawing graphs and thinking it all through before I start anything else.
5 days ago