When Things Get Done

2016 was a long year for me. It was also a tough year (I’m sure it was for the most of us.) I’m final­ly hap­py to announce that the first book in the new Rjg tril­o­gy is com­plet­ed. I no longer have to stare at the blank page and think, “If only…”

Yes­ter­day, 2000 words short of the end­ing, I was feel­ing elat­ed, I had so many things to say in this blog post. Yet it didn’t feel right to write about my small tri­umph with­out actu­al­ly fin­ish­ing. Now, done with the book, I for­got every­thing I want­ed to write here. 😀

Many things changed through­out that year and I moved away from the idea of writ­ing a sin­gle large nov­el and went for a tril­o­gy of small­er nov­els instead. Three books @ 90k each is bet­ter than one @ 250 000 words. At least to me.

Pos­si­ble cov­er for Book One, Rjg: Blood Threads

Since I’m done with book one, I can speak a lit­tle about the sto­ry with­out spoil­ing any­thing. The main char­ac­ter of Rjg is Yaren, the noto­ri­ous grand­fa­ther of Fala­ha and Eyu­ran from Falaha’s Jour­ney, who had lived a very long life. This is a tale of his youth, when he is bare­ly 24 (human) years old and span­ning years of his and his people’s strug­gles. A sto­ry of slav­ery, war, and love, it also fea­tures sev­er­al oth­er promi­nent Falaha’s ances­tors, name­ly War­mas­ter Saga, one of the prog­en­i­tors of ken­nar Far­gann, and Gen­er­al Tel­garo, who is also Baro’s ances­tor and the rea­son Fala­ha is short. 😀

It took a while to get it into shape, and more work is ahead of me, with all the revi­sions and edits, but here is a res­o­lu­tion for the year 2017: I want to write every day, even if it is only 50 words a day. With this I feel I can accom­plish what I have start­ed.

I was hop­ing to fin­ish book one before the new year. I was late but I still did it, sev­er­al days into the new year. Now, onto the new adven­tures of books two and three.

Also, this year I will pos­si­bly par­tic­i­pate in A-Z blog­ging chal­lenge. It will be my third attempt, when the oth­er two had mis­er­ably failed. Now I only have to think of a good theme for my blog posts. I will keep you updat­ed.

This is all for now, and a belat­ed Hap­py New Year. 🙂

Jeno Marz
JENO MARZ is a science fiction writer from Latvia, Northern Europe, with background in electronics engineering and computer science. She is the author of two serial novels, Falaha’s Journey: A Spacegirl’s Account in Three Movements and Falaha’s Journey into Pleasure. Marz is current at work on a new SF trilogy. All her fiction is aimed at an adult audience.

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