When I first set out to write In Pain and Blood, I knew the tower Dylan originates from is big. It has to accommodate hundreds of people. There are that many that he doesn’t recognise his peers. When I first envisioned the tower, it was just that, a single spire in the middle of nowhere. That… Continue reading Crunching the Numbers
Or is it? 128076 / 160000 (80.05%) Words, words, words. You’d think with all these words piling up that I’d have so many chapters completed. Nah. In fact, I’ve 11 completed chapters out of a grand total of 46… Go me… So, with the projected word count having jumped to 160k the last time… Continue reading Climbing to 80%
I hope. I’ve said this before, In Pain and Blood won’t stop growing. It started off at thirty chapters, then jumped to thirty-five as I outlined it. Then, it cruised it’s way through the forties and has parked itself at forty-five chapters. For now. You might have noticed by last Sunday’s post that the chapters… Continue reading Reaching 75%
The longer I linger beside the characters of In Pain and Blood, the more I find my perception of them changing. Except for the epilogue, everything is filtered through Dylan’s PoV, how he feels about the world and those within it. But, no matter how things change, there’s one constant… How much of a romantic… Continue reading Sop and Cheese
It’s been an interesting couple of days… First my daughter wound up with one of her friends falling on her after offering to give her a piggyback ride, diagnosis: bruised arm.Then, that evening, she dropped our heavy wooden chopping board on her big toe… Cue waiting hours in A&E for the doctor, followed by a return… Continue reading Strange Realisations
Remember when I said In Pain and Blood had hopscotched its way over 100k? Yeah, I’m still banging away at it. At 112k now and, according to my outlines, I’m not quite 75% done. It’s a scary thought. I’m sort of glad this is going to be self-published. On the other hand… editing… *shudder* But,… Continue reading Low Fantasy with Delusions of Epic Proportions
In Pain and Blood has certainly been a ride and a half. But if there’s one thing I can count on with this story, its surprises. Take my current struggle with a certain man. Throughout the whole story, he’s been reluctant to even think the big L-word, much less utter it. Instead, I’ve these pieces… Continue reading OOC or Just Another Layer?