Thursday, April 14, 2011

Are we there yet?

I've written the introductory parts of the next Hemlock story, but none of the serious action has been written yet. It almost feels like all of the characters have packed their things, have piled into a figurative wood-paneled station wagon, and are ready to embark on their next great adventure. I suppose that the image of a "family truckster" isn't really appropriate for the fantasy genre, but the thought made me chuckle a bit this morning, so I thought I would share it.

It's a different feeling this time around to have planned the story (up to) three books out. While there's bound to be forks in the road, I'm much more certain of the final destination this time around. Rather than operating in the mode of "just get in the car and drive", this time around there is a pretty good route planned. My excitement is now about realizing my vision as opposed to discovering the story and the characters. But it's still pretty exciting.

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