Thursday, August 04, 2011

Deep into the next novel

City of Rogues (Book I of The Kobalos Trilogy)Just to let everyone know, I'm doing fine. The only reason I've not been blogging much of late is I'm 40,000 words into my next novel, Ghosts of the Asylum. So I'm busy writing that.

Yes, it's a Kron Darkbow tale. It's more or less a stand-alone story, though many of the events and much of the plot are outcomes of events that happened in my Kobalos trilogy, especially the City of Rogues novel.

Unlike my Kobalos trilogy, the events of Ghosts of the Asylum do not take place over months, but will all likely occur within a time period of a week or so.

Originally I had planned on this new novel being about 80,000 words, but I'm thinking it's going to be longer than that, probably at least 100,000. But in the past I've tended to write long and chop, chop, chop. The difference between then and now, however, is that I believe I'm a tighter writer than I used to be.

For those who liked my Kobalos trilogy, a handful of familiar names will be returning, but some will not. There will also be plenty of new names showing up.

Of the novels from the Kobalos trilogy, Ghosts of the Asylum is most like City of Rogues in that the action takes place within the city of Bond and that the plot revolves around that city's underworld elements.

Just to give a hint of the plot: With Belgad the Liar no longer around, someone has to step forward to take control of the city's criminal elements. Then there are the riots in the streets. All the while, Kron Darkbow is busy trying to rebuild the Asylum which was heavily damaged in City of Rogues. Oh yeah, and the Asylum is haunted by the hundred or so souls who died there in City of Rogues.

I'll get back to writing now.


Paul R. McNamee said...

Keep at it!

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