The month started out pretty well, but then life picked back up and I’ve had no time or energy again.
I have made it to chapter 9, of 14. Story-wise, it’s a little more than halfway.
I have a system, which I’m not sure how it’s going to work out. The pink tags are places where I need to either add or change, or think up something related to the plot. The purple ones are where more description of something is needed, green needs research into a topic, and yellow are where a scene or more needs to be added.
The plan is to finish taking down all these notes, then put it away for a while. I want this to be the best story, because it’s the first book, and it needs to stand on its own. I don’t think it does that, and I don’t know that I’m ready to figure out how to go about making it. I want each book to relate to all the others, for story threads to weave themselves through all four, and so I think I’ll need at least a first draft of each of the four books before I can truly be finished with any of them.
Especially hard since I have only a loose outline for book 4, and I’d like to foreshadow a little of it from book 1. I can’t do that if I’m not entirely sure what’s going to happen.
Slow progress is still progress though.