Lots of people are asking on a regular basis if I’m writing the next book. YES! I made huge strides during the editing of Blood & Soul on the next book. I wrote the outline to Out of Oblivion. Why write an outline you may ask? Well, I’ve written 5,001, even 10,001 words that got obsoleted by a change in the story. That is why I outline now and will continue to do so in the future. You might think this is odd because I am a reader and writer but I am slow reader and a slow typist. I can’t afford to type and read oodles of info that will be obsoleted by a plot twist or new character. I just flat don’t read or type fast enough to keep circling back on already-written material. Thus, I spend a lot of time conceptualizing my stories for efficiency.
Out of Oblivion just got a huge change to (and better) the beginning of the story and I am so glad I had not already written in great detail the last 25%. I am extremely pleased with it. I’m so glad I didn’t spend months writing 25% (Part I) of the story that would be obsolete by a better idea. It came to me while walking and listening to Devin Townsend. The beginning I had was not bad. I thought it was quite good enough for me and in line with the story so far. But my main character was not being portrayed in a way that a new reader of the Creed of Kings world could identify with – my opinion. My goal is that each book in the saga can be read independently of others in the saga.
I like characters that go from flawed to better. Although it was a fascinating movie, I’m not a fan of Al Pacino’s character in Scarface. I like flawed characters that desire redemption or awakening and strive for it, however clumsily.
I have nudged my main character, Ledarrin, into that more interesting and intriguing category.
Out of Oblivion – 2016