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Six days until "The Chronicles of Fu Xi Book III: The Bastard Gods" hits the shelves. I'm still waiting on KDP approval for the eBook. While that's happening, writing presses on.
The Chronicles of Fu Xi, Book IV, has already passed a very rough 20K words. Most of that are scraps dating back to as far as 2011. I've gone back and scrubbed material left on the cutting room floor from the previous three books. It really amazes me how well the plot has held together over four books that I can pick up decade-old material and so easily use it.
From beginning to end, book series often transform so radically they are almost unrecognizable from the original concept. I'm not big on plot outlining, either. My stories are a combination of rough concept and spontaneity resulting from characters evolving and reacting naturally. It encourages me that I've remained true to my original concept. The story and characters are sound and have held together. That could be one reason I've been able to press ahead without getting frustrated and giving up. I've got good story material to work with.
Like I said, I'm not a big story outliner, but since this is the final installment in The Chronicle of Fu Xi series, I seem to be relying on it more this time. I know where this is going to end, I only have to get it there. I've had the final scene in the saga in my head since 2011. Finally, I see the day coming I can finally write it.
Thanks for checking in. Time to put the keyboard up, and head off to my day job.