New Beginnings

I finally started getting down the beginnings of the new book yesterday (though I haven’t updated the word count widget yet). I only got a few pages of it written…but the first chapter has been kicking in my head for over a month now – I just need to get it down.  Hopefully I’ll be a little more successful with that today – mr myn is working all night tonight, so once I get the kids into bed, the evening is mine. I’ve tentatively  titled it “Shadow Weaver” and it’s a direct sequel to “Shadow of the Incubus”. (The 3rd book, should it come to pass, will be called “Child of Shadow” –  but that’s a *long* way off, though I already know how it begins and ends…go figure).

Shadow Weaver will pick up approximately 6 months after SotI, and though I know exactly how it begins, I’m not entirely sure how it’s going to end.  New territory for me. I don’t plot much in my chapters – I have a vague approximation of where the story is going to go, but I don’t really know how it’s going to happen. It makes me a tad uncomfortable not knowing where I’m headed, though.  Think I might actually need to sit down and sketch it out a bit.  🙂

That being said, it’s rather nice to come back to it. I’ve given SotI a rest, with the exception of some additional light editing (constant battle, that). The characters are way more solidified in my head this time around, and I feel like I know them better. (Makes sense, I suppose).

Now if I can just find a way to balance out my writing time with WoW (which is starting to suck me back into its clutches, dammit!)…

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2 Responses to New Beginnings

  1. Michelle Miles says:

    Oof. I'm having the exact same problem with my current WIP. I'm about 8000 words in and having no direction SUCKS. Hopefully the plot will come to me. And soon. LOL

    Congrats on your final, btw!

  2. mynfel says:

    Hee – the perils of being a panster, I guess. Still, they usually manage to work themselves out in the end, don't they?? 🙂

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