So this past weekend I went to Salt Lake Comic Con. It was super fun and I learned a lot as I attended writing panels. The one that affected me most was How to Write Great Science Fiction and Fantasy in addition to a comment made by Tyler Whitesides (author of the Janitor’s series) in the panel, The Hero’s Journey.
The hard thing about this is the realization that I need to almost completely rewrite Book 2.
If you noticed the Book 2 widget in the sidebar, prior to this post, you would have seen that it was 30,000+ words. Now, it’s down to a little over a hundred.
A bit frustrating but in a way it’s good.
Book 2 will now flow more in contributing to the arc of the series as a whole.
This came due to Tyler Whitesides’ comment that each book has its own arc and that arc is really a part of one big arc for the series.
Since Book 2 didn’t contribute that much to the series arc, I realized that it needed to be fixed. It’s going to be better than it was but it’s hard to lose 30,000 words.
Time to press forward with it.