Archive for December, 2016

The Reasoning of Antagonists

Posted in My Writing, Sword's Edge Chronicles, Writing with tags , , , , on December 27, 2016 by Loriendil

Getting into the minds of antagonists is not always easy for me. And right now is no exception.

I have characters who believe they are right, and justified in what they are doing. Is it that they cannot see (or refuse to see) that is it causing harm to [spoilers], or do they think the “greater good” is sufficient reason to allow the harm their actions are creating?

And unfortunately, these antagonists do not like to talk to me for some reason.

*sigh*

So question – do other writers have this trouble as well?

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Children of the Enaisi …Recalculating

Posted in My Writing, Sword's Edge Chronicles, Writing with tags , , , , on December 17, 2016 by Loriendil

I’m beginning to think my estimate of how long this book will be is ummm, a little bit off.  :/

I figured it would be about 115k words. Unless threads of the plots weave together faster than I now anticipate, I think I was little hasty in my calculations.

In any event (yes, I’m using one of Tristan’s catchphrases here), the rough draft will not be done by Christmas as I hoped. But the story is advancing steadily.

To keep up with progress on the book, you can visit this page (I don’t update it daily, but try to when I know I’ve added a nice chunk to the novel): http://loriendil.com/WIP.php

🙂