I Have Tried Something Today

Something, I had planned for distant future and was hoping it would work—and I am now confident, that it will, for I have tried it already and it does.

I use Scrivener for writing at home (when I can write at home), and, among other very useful features, it allows you to organize your scenes by different tags you assign to them. I tagged all the scenes by the character’s point of view.

I have eight POV characters. That’s right. Eight. I know, that I am fundamentally wrong. Nobody does that, but George R. R. Martin and Robert Jordan, but it felt right, when I just started, knowing little about the craft, so I kept adding POVs, as I went along, and now I have eight.

Well, less, since I killed a couple, bringing the tally to five.

The point is, that I got stuck, trying to switch to Venny’s POV, and decided to go over his entire storyline to gain momentum and be able to keep going.

I am about halfway through, but t is working even better, then I expected. I have edited some scenes, changed some remarks, and I have a much clearer understanding of who he is as a person and where to take him as a character, for he is very important for the story.

This way it is also much easier to keep track of the character’s awareness of things, which are happening around him or her, but may not be obvious to the person, and it is very easy to lose track of, when writing multiple POVs one after another.

Map Updated Again

A hungry cat at 4 AM and a general insomnia had led to another terraforming event. I rotated the map about 10 degrees clockwise, moving Norlay to the North, and Zurbah to South, ensuring proper climates in both countries. Added a bunch of cities and places, relocated the whole province of Qiehly, and moved Zafza up North of Zurbah, and Eastwell—down South (the land of Eastlann had to grow another dry land peninsula just to accommodate the change), all because I did not want to even think about fiddling with the logistics of Ethelle’s adventure in the prologue. She has to travel East to West straight, not at a reach.

But the map looks more and more complex and map-like.