Stormground, update 1

Woohoo, the beginning of updates for a new novel!

Stormground is my tentative title for the first book in my new fantasy series, Moonrise Ink. I’m still in the plotting phase, which is proving tricky. The plot is more complicated than both The Dark Wizard and the previous incarnation of Moonrise Ink. The last novels I plotted that were this complicated were left incomplete. So we’ll see how it goes. There are four point-of-view characters, all of them teenagers, and I’m guessing this will be more of a YA / adult novel, not middle grade. Anyway, their storylines all weave in and out of each other, so it takes a good bit of organizing to make sure everything fits together. I’m in the scene-planning phase of plotting, which means I’m deciding what each scene will consist of and how they’ll be organized. It’s easy to start imagining how a scene might play out, and it’s tempting to rush through this phase just to get to the writing. I’m restraining myself though.

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