This week was rough, with characters making decisions that, while logical, forced me to re-write parts of my outline to Spells of Old, and also caused me to have to change other story arcs. Thus I’ve come to a grand total of ~45,000 words. Much less than I’d hoped to have done by this point. However, the plot is progressing, and I think at least half of what’s been written thus far focuses on Phynis and Sistina.
As an aside, have I mentioned how shocking it is how much attention this book has gotten? From everything I’ve read, if I did pretty well I would sell approximately 20 copies in the first month. In six days, it’ll have been a month, and I’ve sold more than twenty times that amount. It’s a lot of pressure on me, because the thing I worry most about is disappointing people with the next book. I’m a pessimist, I admit it.
Anyway, signing off to write!