It’s been a while since a decent writing update besides the quick ones that have been coming here and there. Most of my posts have been card related ones, which is not a bad think, just tiring for those who don’t care. So sorry about that.
Before I go on (and while I am on the subject of posts, blogs and such), I was wondering whether you guys think it a worthy thing to open a new blog for just writing updates and such. If you are in favor, comment “aye!” If against such a preposterous notion, comment “nay!”
Now onto the writing update for Bayonet. Well, as far as word count, not much different from the last writing update. I have about fifty-seven thousand words: that’s about half of a novel, and about half of my book. The thing that added a lot of length to it is the third-person chapters scattered throughout my book. These third-person chapters are mainly from the perspective of a girl in a farmer’s city: it is subjective to her view only, even though it’s third-person. I usually place these in between every two of the first-person chapters, what I call the main chapters.
Like I said last time, I am entering an exciting part of the book. The problem I’m worrying about is repetitiveness; my protagonist gets arrested three times. You see what I mean? I suppose if I try my best to use different words, context, and reasons for the arrest, it could work out fine. But all it takes is a smarter-than-normal reader to realize the tautology. I don’t want that.
There have been good things about my writing though. A big part of it is the mystery that is involved. For a little bit of a background: I plan ahead for my books. But I don’t plan much; I leave room for mid-writing creativity. Because of this, I have been cleverly working in enigmas and quandaries and all of their answers in the middle of chapters. Sometimes I make it slap-yourself-in-the-face simple. Other times it is deviously complex…
Another good thing about Bayonet is the variety of themes. Supernaturalness, mystery, politics, swords-and-spears fantasy, steampunk, romance (mild, don’t worry), friendships, cowboy Western stuff, action, guns, terrorism, and a whole lot of other awesomeness. As you see, I am very proud of my book. I hope you lucky few who will read it at some point in your life will be too.
That was all for Bayonet. What’s next? I have more in writing updates besides Bayonet? Yes.
I have been having eye-dee-ahs. For more books. I can’t reveal too much, but they’re mystery books. Think Agatha Christie meets Doctor Who. Yeah. I know what you’re thinking.
Seems like best-seller material!
Whew! That’s it for now. I’ll see you guys next time, and I hope you enjoyed this update!