Only eight or so chapters remain in Magehunter before completion. I’m now actively plotting, organizing, and mapping the principle stories for the next book in the series. By the way, it will be called Priesthunter. Do you see a pattern emerging?
I’m currently reading a book from a fellow Panda, Deek Rhew’s 122 Rules. So far, I can say this, if you aren’t strapped in, this one’s gonna run away with you. I’m looking forward to reviewing at the end of reading, this thing is tremendous.
Still hard at work on serial fiction for Fallen Angel Detective Agency as well, coming up to a linchpin scene to set the hook for where the story is going to go. So far, this style of writing is fun. Noir style in the modern age, with a huge dose of paranormal thrown in, is really challenging. Art imitates life, my protagonist is addicted to Dr. Pepper.
I’ve found over the course of my writing that some of the things I was told about writers in school, are starting to morph a bit, or maybe its just me. For instance, I was always told writers need to read a lot, and I certainly understand why that would be the case. However, wouldn’t you think watching TV shows and movies with a critical eye towards story and character development would fit the bill too? It does for me. I enjoy watching a movie and see how the story was told and how the characters were built, all within a limited time frame. With novel writing, you have a lot more time to develop things. Learning from movie and TV writing can help your writing in ways you might not have thought of. I’m not saying throwing away the books, read often, but add movies and TV to your research.
Magehunter has gotten a little larger than originally expected, but that’s a good thing. The linchpin chapter is finally done, the one fulcrum event that casts the die for the climax and conclusion. With just a few chapters left to go, the light at the end of the tunnel is taking on a brighter look, with some definition of the items in the light. I think, just on the other side of that light, is another tunnel, because there’s many more books to come, in both the Magehunter series and the online offering at Channillo.com, Fallen Angel Detective Agency. That one is rolling along now, already into chapter four and my protagonist is already telling me what’s going on faster than I can imagine it. Let me tell you, Fallen Angels can be a vocal pain in the neck when they want something.
For all of loyalists out there, Knights of the Shield is available on Amazon, please feel free to support a starving artist. Characters from Knights will be appearing in Fallen Angel Detective Agency, which eventually will find its way to my publisher. Long live Luke, long afterlife for Richard. I don’t know yet if Brackett will make the jump, but as it stands now, no. Perhaps though, since nothing is written yet (bad pun the Fallen one made me use).
So, all those projects looming, I guess I’ll get back to work. Good luck, and godspeed all you readers and readerettes out there. Be on the lookout for Magehunter, so close to done. I love the fantasy genre and this one just fell into place. A coming of age story with power, morals, and a lot of fighting through the rough times that life brings everyone. Arn’s teeth! Its good to be almost done!
Magehunter is still coming along. I’m pushing for the finish, but finding it hard to find time to write.
My serial idea has launched on a site…www.channillo.com. If you’re so inclined, take a trip over and see. Fallen Angel Detective Agency is off to a good start. It is scheduled to update bi-weekly, we shall see, again, the whole finding time to write thing…
Sorry there’s a derth of posts lately, but this too requires time…yeah, you heard that one. 😉