Saturday, January 17, 2009

Golden Gryphon Update

I am now at 61,972 words. I can't believe it! Marenya and Faldur have finally been reunited. Marenya is almost out of the caves. She has been there for over a year while I went back to the beginning of the book and started over. Now I have to untangle their relationship, as well as untangling the plot.

I still haven't decided if Faldur will be present at the final battle scene. Part of my vision for his character is for him to realize that not all of the important battles take place on the battlefield. I'm seriously thinking of letting it be something that they hear about afterwards, when everyone is at home with their feet up. It would make a nice change from most fantasy fiction, which is blood and battles galore, although some readers might feel cheated. I definitely don't want to let the readers down!

I also have a very practical, technical problem, because the two of them are my only point-of-view characters and they probably won't make it to the battle in time because she is seriously wounded. Another option is to make Pelwyn a POV character, which in some ways I would really like to do, but I'm afraid it would complicate things too much, although she is in the handy position of being stuck at the center of attack.

We'll see.

Right now, I'm just going to keep writing and see what happens!


Rob said...

I'm voting for seeing the battle! But then again I'm a guy. You might not have to show the entire thing. Maybe one of the POV characters is nearby hears or sees some action, then they have to leave to maybe take a wounded person away or take advantage of the distration of the battle to some other more important task. -Just some thoughts I had off the top of my head. And by the way, congrats on your huge word count!


Christine H said...

Well, since I'm a gal, you might not want to read any battle scenes I write! haha!