Geoffrey Long
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NaNoWriMo update: FINISHED!


I have no illusions about the quality of those 50,000+ words, but just being able to bang out a first draft of the follow-up to Bones of the Angel feels great. The new book feels very much like the Empire Strikes Back of the series so far because this is the book where everything we thought we knew at the end of the first book is turned on its head, things go absolutely crazy for pretty much the whole book and then it ends on, if not a cliffhanger, then in a sort of "in transit" moment. Not everyone makes it out alive, some of the characters might wish they weren't alive, and things are very much now up in the air with a number of my characters – because they're growing and changing, which is what is supposed to be happening with characters as these books continue. I have a nasty feeling that some people who read my stuff aren't going to be terribly thrilled with what's happened to a couple of people, but that's okay: I already have an idea about how the third book, The Wild Hunt, will begin. I might hold off on starting in on that one until I can get some professional interest on these first two, but man does it feel good to just be writing again, to find out that I haven't lost my touch.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Woo-hoo!

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