February has been a strange month for me. It didn’t start as I’d thought it would at all (you might remember my February Goals post being a week late), and it didn’t quite continue as I’d planned either. Once I’d adjusted, things calmed down and went back to more-or-less normal, but overall my plans still suffered a little.
I’ll keep some of the below short because I don’t want to just repeat myself <3
Relics of Ar’Zac
Brace yourselves – this might well be the last time this trilogy is mentioned in one of these posts! :O
As I already mentioned at the beginning of the month, Rise of the Sparrows is now perma-free and Shadow in Ar’Sanciond is a mailing list sign-up freebie.
The second sign-up freebie is now live too:
Pashros Kai Zo is a short story from Erimentha’s POV, which tells the story of how five-year-old Rachael was abandoned in Blackrock. It’s quite an emotional read and complements the trilogy nicely, so I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Here are the links again to make it easy:
I haven’t finished the first read-through quite yet, but I’m nearly there. If I don’t get there today, I’ll get there early next week, and then I’ll dive right into the First Big Edit!
I do have quite a few ideas for expanding it now, but fortunately, it doesn’t need to be much longer (not like Blood of the Dragon, which was ~20k short), so I’m not worried about it. The First Big Edit will be hard enough as it is.
As of yesterday, I’m back on with this trilogy!
I got the perhaps most important thing out of the way first – Michiko is now called Yua, which already fits this girl so much better than her old name ever did (which is funny, given I didn’t think I’d find another name as perfect – shows what I know!)
I’ll overhaul the outline a little, and then I’ll start writing – hopefully as early as next week! I tried something different when I wrote Dreamer 1, mostly because I hadn’t expected to write it during NaNo so my Scrivener index cards were blank (usually, they’re stuffed with lots of details). The words flowed much better that way, although I found looking at blank index cards jarring af.
I’ll get used to it, and Blood Song will be stronger for it.
I hope you had a good February and have a good start to March <3
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