i'm about 250 words away from 50,000. i'm almost through the 3rd act (attack) having five and a half scenes to finish in it. i'll need to rework the second and third quarters during my rewrite, but i really like the last few scenes that i did.
As i think i've mentioned before on this blog, i got Scrivener for Windows and have been using it for this project. One of the things that i'm most interested in using it for is an encyclopedia of the world that i can do with it. i'm doing some basic brainstorming on how i can best organize it. Most useful right now would be an encyclopedia for the city of Karat-Si'Zan, and to a lesser extent Tillia (particularly Tolzar, which i might end up writing a Trilogy about the murder of the king and the subsequent struggle for power that ensues among the 4 wardens underneath the king because the surviving heir is in Karat-Si'Zan when the revolution takes place). Anyway, an encyclopedia would make it much easier for other people to play their fantasy RPG of choice in the world, and i think that would be pretty cool.
Looking forward to finishing up the drafting phase of this novel and getting into the revising stage. i'm planning on splitting my time at that point between revising this novel (half my time) and rewriting SotA (half my time). There will be quite a few changes to SotA, but certain scenes will come over verbatim. i'll expand on the end explorations in the pit, and add a layer of battling in the hollows with thugs that are threatening his boss. that will lead to him finding out that the #2 house in K-S is behind the problems in the hollows and sets out to take them down in the third book.
i'm getting flashes of scenes from those books, and it should be fun working towards getting the whole story out.
Tzalaran's favorite hangout, hence it is the name of my blog on the web. Here i'll talk about the writing of "Scales of the Assassin", working title of the start of Tzalaran's saga, and give background information on the world Tzal lives in.