OMG book two is going to be insane!! So much is happening!
It almost makes me hyperventilate at the thought of it *grin* book one really was just the beginning ;p
Now I am zooming through piles of post-its (thanks to a twitter buddy’s suggestion) and scrawling off all the ‘event’s that I can think of. I can foresee this being a rather large book… But as long as it’s good who cares!
It gets me very excited this plotting process, I really do wonder how the ‘fly by the seats of their pants’ type writers do it. I LOVE knowing all the exciting stuff now. Also it means I can plan events I want in book three and start them here (though I doubt many readers will pick up on them *mwahahahaha*) and there are some crazy things going on – intrigue, romance, action, and Drama with a capital D (in a good way, not a soap opera way). I did have some trouble in book one when I initially wrote it, is as I didn’t want too much conflict. Then after it was pointed out a few too many times I fixed it. And now it rocks *grin* of course. Part of the reason was that I like to see only the ‘good’ and forget the ‘bad’ and the other reason was because I knew in book two that there were a few really big moments of conflict, and I didn’t want to be too mean to the characters *lol*.
If you read the interview I did with Kerrin (the one on her blog not mine) you’ll see that some of the characters were inspired by people I know. This is very common for me to do and I have a character in mind based on a friend but I have realized that she will very possibly be killed off in book three (nothing set in stone yet, but I’m processing the possibility). It is a weird thing to say to a friend ‘yeah I had an idea for a character that’s rather you… but I think she dies in book three…’ *hee*
So for the moment I’ll continue post’iting until I’ve got all possible events out of my head and then I’ll smother the back of my door at home in the post its as I sort out the order and then chapters. Book one has 36 chapters of 8-14 pages. I may quite easily hit 40 chapters in book two and I’ll aim for 12 pages each I think…
So many thoughts! I’m really excited at creating ‘my’ vision of creatures. I can promise that in book two there is a big dragon. A stafandrel dragon called Sito (or in reality a ratbag staffy dog known as Otis ;p), it might seem tacky or silly to some but I have great fun using names of people I know and just re-arranging them. And then those people are chuffed to know their names are in my book *giggle*
I still can’t believe I love writing so much?? I’m not joking, ten years ago and it would have been my idea of hell on Earth. The best way to torture me. Now I have moments where I think, ‘gee it wouldn’t be sooo awful to break my leg.. at least I’d have lotsa time to write!’
I’m pretty sure I have a severe case of writeritis.. In fact I think I’m going to have to come up with an official term for it (unless you already know of one? Suggestions are welcome).
Ooo and on a bright note we’ve brought a new router which should be delivered in next 3 days so I will have the internet again!! Wooohooo : ) And until then I will borrow Glenn’s computer (..really don’t like his set up though.. mine is soo much nicer *grin* not that he agrees).
Take care all!
Oooh and just added – B.E.T has posted her review of my book and it made me cry. Seriously the sort of review I’ve dreamed of! Also she has a neat blog which is a continuing story – the link for it is at the top of her blog (the link I’ve provided) and I absolutely recommend it for a thrilling on going read!