Yesterday, I wrote a section in the new book that will lead me straight back to Checa and Heath from Warrior Pledge. We’ve already visited them once, briefly, when they were captured by the Yeudan. Once Fisher helped them escape, they gathered the information they needed, then went back to the Aylmer Mountains to better prepare their troops. There’s a lot around their capture and escape I haven’t worked out yet—that’s some of the backfill I need to work on during editing. I want to get the rest of the story down before I start fixing things.
I’ve really enjoyed writing around Checa and Heath’s lives again. I’m gaining a much more complete picture of their world and how all the different people fit into it and how each society interweaves with the others.
The edit list I’m creating as I go—things I know I haven’t done well enough yet, or things that need some back-fill added in previous chapters—is becoming extensive. It’s going to take some effort to make sure I get it all done properly.
I’m at a self-imposed write-in today, meeting another writing friend for some serious writing time before lunch. With all my technology woes over the last week, I haven’t written much. Yesterday I hit 800 words while waiting for an appointment with an Apple tech, so it wasn’t totally wasted time. Today I’m hoping to hit 4000 words. I have around 25000 words to write in this novel, then I can begin editing.
E E Montgomery
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