Thursday, June 29, 2006

A Chapter with Tamohara in it

She is my favorite character in the book. Any resemblence to the person who blogs next to me is entirely coincidental (the family that blogs together, well, blogs together).

Chapter 29 - A Primer on Phantasian Architecture

If I had an editor, this is just the kind of chapter that might get cut. But I don't have an editor, and so I get to use the word vertex, describe two things as monstrous in the same sentence, and say "spiralling in a vertigo inspiring helix", which is all good clean fun.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Part V - Phantas

This chapter was the first written on this novel. In fact, the first words spoken were the inspiration for the whole thing. This is also where the novel starts really moving towards the climax. Having gotten to this point in publishing this online is a pretty big deal for me. It finally looks as though the end is in sight.

When I started this project, Philaros jokingly suggested that since seven is the sacred number of Talislanta, I should write seven Tal novels. That's definitely not going to happen. Nevertheless, I do have outlines and fragments of several more novels and stories. My plan was to write linked stories that would have a loose relationship to one another, but that weren't specifically sequential; something more like The Chronicles of Narnia than The Lord of the Rings. For example, the second book was to focus on the mysterious stranger who questions Za'dar in Chapter 15. Za'dar, Feuried, and Tamohara also were to have many adventures. Feruid was to die in book four, and at the beginning of book seven, Za'dar makes a cameo as a much older (but still vigorous) man living in Zanth. I also have a multi-chapter tale about a Sniper Bug and his many adventures questing in an enclosed garden in Dracarta. Perhaps I'll finish that off and publish it seperately one day.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Chapter 27 - Gold is Gold

Now that I'm back, a short little chapter to wrap some things up and to complete the Farad section of the novel. You might notice that a few peripheral facts haven't been cleared up yet. I'm going to leave them for later. If you didn't notice, well so be it. I'm not going to give it away. ;)

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Chapter 26 - Let's Pick up the Pace

It's time to get a move on in this story, and this chapter's going to get it done. Here we see the five adventures of Za'dar arrayed in rapid order.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Back on Track

I just got back from a two week vacation to the East Coast. Orkgrrrl, the Orklet, and I stayed in four different places in New Jersey and New York followed by a four day train trip across the country back to Seattle. Now that I'm back, it's time to start posting chapters again and move this thing towards its goal.

And once I get this whole thing posted, what then? I've come to the conclusion that I need an editor; not my gifted and talented wife editor, not friends or volunteers, but a real paid fiction editor. So if I decide to try and put this thing into print, that'll be one of the next steps.
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