Thursday, December 17, 2009

Chapter 24

I haven't updated in such a long time.  This is probably because I hadn't written anymore of Shadow in such a long time.  School got in the way, then NaNoWriMo did too.  As much as I want to finish the novel/novella I started for NaNoWriMo, Shadow and its sequels take precedence.

Here's what has happened:
  • The series went from a trilogy to a quartet.  It's sort of begging to be a quintet now, but I think I can rearrange some of the events to keep it a quartet.  I'd rather not drag out this series for too long.
  • The question of how to solve a particular problem had been plaguing me for awhile and I finally had an epiphany about it.
  • I've realized that some characters who seemed inconsequential are actual indispensable.
  • I wrote Chapters 20-23.
  • I plan to finish the first draft in the next couple of days.
It's wonderful how, even when a story is planned out and you have an idea of where it's going and who it's getting there, something can happen to surprise you.  Your story may end up taking a completely different path, but is better for it.