I am closing in on a 9000 word count on the novel — it’s writing itself much quicker than I expected. This part may also turn out longer than expected, which is okay. It should still be more-or-less a novella-length section.
Naturally, I am totally into it and everything else is being neglected. I go to bed at night thinking of plot points and dialog and frequently get up to jot things down. It’s the first thing on my mind when I wake up. That won’t last, of course, so I get what I can done before it dries up — it’s a bit of a manic-depressive pattern, I guess.
This second book of ‘Donzalo’s Destiny’ is also darker than the first. Not anything approaching a ‘Game of Thrones’ level, but a bit more violence and sex and general nastiness. They are still a rather courtly and well-behaved group of characters, though. On the surface!
Well, back to it...