Lately, I’ve been working away on A Raven’s Revenge. The experience has been quite different from A Raven’s Touch and I can only assume it’s because I have somewhat of a plan. When I say somewhat, I mean that very loosely, but it’s better than nothing.
A Raven’s Revenge takes Justice, Moira, Tom, and Darien through the various levels of Hell. I did a heck of a lot of research and it’s somewhat overwhelming how many Dante’s Inferno versions there are out there. I also did watch an animated movie based on a video game of the same title, and it was really quite entertaining.
I’m just at 18,350 words at the moment. That’s not bad considering I started seriously in June. I like to think that’s pretty darn good. I’m not one of those writers who churns out a thousand words per sitting. I just can’t. I am lucky enough if I can get out 300 words a session. I find often I’m humming and hawing over what to do next. I had a serious debate to introduce Darien’s sister into the mix. I do love her, as she is a little nuts, and that type of character is hard to resist for any writer. Maybe Seliki has a sibling? Maybe Tom has a bad elf in his family? Who knows what will happen?
The element of the unknown is truly astounding for me. That’s partly what makes writing so difficult. I don’t know where I want to go with this because there are so many opportunities for ANYTHING.
Well, it’s really anyone’s game, but I have to drive this bus somewhere. Oh, mixing metaphors. So much fun.