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.
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. 🙂