I should give Verra a horse (raven black small Highlander mare with a meaningful—or whimsical—name), which she used to ride, but cannot anymore because of Captain’s inability to assign an appropriate convoy to her.
She would think of her, when contemplating her options of escaping the Castle, maybe even visit the stable to pet her, while thinking about the offer she just received.
Marque recalls Verra being good on the horseback in the beginning already, I may expand on that a bit…
On marketing: release a fragment of the book on WriteOn. (this one is from Dar)
I like it. Which portion is debatable. While the prologue is, basically, a self-contained short (well, a 14,000 words short) story, it is seemingly unrelated to the events of the book, yet it is a clear character introduction, and the world-building is rather different from what I read before.
Another idea: release a free chapter in an audiobook form (guess, who would be asked to narrate :-)…)
I am thinking The Orange Tent, for it is a single female POV, and that chapter is directly related to the story, and has a small-scale, but quite inciting event for my main female character.
The tally of words as of today: 325,566 out of (tentatively) 400,000. I like round even numbers.
…how to kill the Dragon. Almost. Ha. Ain’t tellin’.