Edgelanders is moving along rather swimmingly, which excites me to no end. I’m finally getting into some of the parts I’ve been really looking forward to, but I find myself worrying over the fact that this novel is going to wind up being 200,000 words long.
In truth, I suppose there’s nothing wrong with that. George R.R. Martin eats 200,000 words for breakfast every single day (okay, not really, I’m exaggerating,) so why can’t I? And I probably will, to tell you the truth, but when this first draft is said and done, what I’d like to do is find a good breaking point in the first half of the novel, perhaps when they finally reach Great Sontak for the face off with the hunter wolves as Logren and Bren sweep in to save the day, and end it there as “book one.” I would then start book two with their journey to Dunvarak and finish it off with the quest for the horns of Llorveth.
This would give me some space to expand and really strengthen some of the scenes in the first half without worrying about going overboard and ending with a 250K novel.
When they are published, I would like to publish them together, book one and book two, but that is getting way ahead of myself.
On that note, I will probably be going back soon, separating the two sections and working out a way to finish off the first half so it’s not completely anticlimactic. I’m not worried about it right now. I’m just excited that I’m working on this more regularly again.
I’m also working on Ginna and Brynjolf’s next story, but I’m not rushing it. so don’t expect to see the first chapter of that for a bit yet.
Hope you’re all well.