The past few weekends I’ve managed to write a chapter each weekend. Now I’ve written eight and I reckon I’m a third of the way through the story. I’ve written 16,000 words and counting.
It’s amazing (or scary) how I don’t remember what I wrote previously. I have to constantly refer back to my previous books to see if my character had hair (nope, he was bald) or how I described a certain thing, like the Caves or the obelisk in the Shady Desert.
Even though I’ve mapped out the story arcs even better than I had for my other two books, it still takes ages to write, because I have to work out the detail. How exactly will Freya and Willow convince Alex to join the Adelphi? Why would Thyst end up in the Level One well?
By the way, if you have any suggestions, I’d be happy to hear them!