Connect Plot Point A to Plot Point B

Insert Tab C into Slot D. Turn 180 degrees, and done. It all sounds so simple.

I used to think that for writing as well. Just sit down and write. It will all work itself out. A lot of my early work was like that. I’d just sit down and write, throw in cool ideas when I came across them and like magic, it’s done.

The reality of it is that the stories have grown too far in scope to simply just sit down and write. I’m handling multiple points in a timeline and I want them all connected in more than just a bunch of people living on the same ball of dirt. I want the readers to be rewarded when characters or descendants show up further along in other books. Relics will make appearances. There is more at stake than it would seem at that exact moment.

So I’m plotting way more than I ever did before. I now have the second and third Dwarf Lords book plotted out. I have another plot in progress for Listan’s story. Now I just make time to write it all.

Whew

What a whirlwind summer. We moved across country. We got the kids settled into a new school. I found a new job. In short, it’s been crazy. We’re loving Seattle and overall, the move went great.

I’ve started work at the University of Washington as an Analyst. I’ll analyze all the data points. It sounds like it will be a pretty interesting job and I’ll expand my knowledge and tool sets in the data analyst realm.

I got sucked into Destiny for a time and that took up a good portion of my time between when I was offered the job and when I started the job. It’s a fun game, and I can see the potential for more. It’s kind of MMO lite which caught my interest. I hope they really utilize the groundwork they set for the game.

All that means that I didn’t write much in August or September either. Aside from cutting back on the Destiny, not much else could be done. Now that things are stabilizing, I’m turning my attention back to my sorely missed writing. I did manage to get Dwarf Lords in the hands of one beta reader. I’ve hashed out plots for a super hero story, the second Dwarf Lords story, bits and pieces of the third Dwarf Lords story and solidified how all the stories connect together. So I’m making progress. I’m going to work on getting back to regular updates here as well. Hopefully with more interesting news regarding the first Dwarf Lords book. I’ll keep you posted.

-Keep Writing