NEWS/UPDATES





The Good News, is that I am back to working on the Pendant. A dear friend of mine inspired me to commit to writing a thousand words a day....so far I have been good, considering I have only had two day to honor my commitment. I haven't done my thousand yet today, but I got two thousand in yesterday, so I feel no pressure. Now that Nefru is dead, I am actually enjoying writing the story. Writing about Nefru always made me mad, because I really don't like him. But now I get to write about Reniseb, who is also annoying, and Sefkh, who is quite possibly, the most wonderful person who ever existed. Except that he doesn't exists. I adore Aragorn and Ukani in a sort of reverent, I am your servant way, but Sefkh is like my absolute best friend, ever. And nothing weird either, just the most wonderful person. Additional good news, I have plotted Pendant out all the way to the end, and separated it into sections I think I can write in a thousand words.

The Bad News, is that even with crunching the story down, I still have 25 thousand words left to write....which is insane. But if I can be disciplined about writing, I hope to have my first draft, complete with my spelling and grammar perfected, completely done. Then I get to move into second draft...which I am soooooo not excited about. My only thought is: I have to go through this entire book...AGAIN?
Probably I will be much more excited when the time actually comes. We shall see.
So now we get to the insane update. With my story line crunched, and my thousands planned, the book should taper off at about eighty thousand words. Which is a really frightening prospect. Right in the middle of a perfectly normal activity 80000 just appears in my head without warning, and I almost scream. Happiness and Fear mixed in one. Ouch. 


INTERMEDIATE NEWS:

So basically, good news. Probably the three things I am most happy about in the book right now, are the following. 
I am getting to write much more about Sefkh and delve into the depths of his soul, making him much more wonderful.
Reniseb is growing up, and has, for the most part, stopped behaving like the spoiled brat that she is.
Nefru is dead! I am so happy about that. Really I am. I never particularly liked him, and he was annoying to write about because he is so.....self centered and obnoxious. He really seemed to believe that the world was about him. When a friend heard that Nefru was going to die, she was very sad (I don't know why) and asked me to let him die defending Reniseb. I told her that he probably would. But when I got around to actually writing the scene, I realized that it didn't really fit in with his character, nor his actions in the past, so he died in just the sort of stupid, Nefru-ish way that he would. Held between two enemy soldiers, and having the leader of the band cut his throat. Obviously, he would be captured for information, and no one had orders to kill him. But once they realized that he was going to be uptight and stubborn, and not tell anything even to save the life of his love and his brother and his friends, they killed him.  And it was such a relief to me to be rid of him. Annoying, annoying man that he was. Though, after I had coldly ended his silly life, I wrote another, semi-touching scene that went earlier in the story. You see, Nefru really was in love with Reniseb, but it was a kind of selfish love. And when he found out about her and Ukani, and had a chat with Ukani, and told him that he was willing to leave and let them live their lives alone. Obviously, Ukani wasn't going to be estranged from his brother if he could help it, so he said that that would not be necessary. The end of said semi-touching scene, is Nefru saying, Love her well for me, brother. The reason I know this is because Reniseb was listening, when she should have been asleep. I almost felt guilty for killing him, but I don't like soppy love-triangles, so I didn't care that much. Of course, the real end of the scene is Ukani kissing Reniseb's forehead and telling her to go asleep. Meaning he knew all along that she was faking it. I like that ending....even though it kind of makes you made at Ukani. 
But there you have it. 
I would like to apologize to anyone who actually liked Nefru, though I cannot fathom why. Sorry! I don't really feel sorry, but if it makes you feel better, then I am glad. 

THE PENDANT



55721 / 80000 words. 70% done!


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1 comment:

  1. Haha Nefru being dead makes it easier! :) *I* like Nefru. Was I the good friend? I can't remember. *I* do not think he was entirely self-centered. He may have been a little (okay maybe a lot) pig-headed at times. But his heart was in the right place! Maybe I don't like Ukani because being no more than 60 inches I have a hard time feeling romantic toward a hulking nearly 7-footer.
    Yes, Reniseb does need to grow up and stop acting like a spoiled child. I'm glad to hear she is maturing properly. :)

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