Wyrd is alive and back on track. Got over a thousand words done today and I’m real happy with the direction and where it’s going. It’s funny: in an earlier draft of this manuscript from years ago I had the chapter coming to an end where the Saxons up and left after Vortigern kidnapped Hengest’s daughter, Rowena. But now, with the more fully-developed and interesting character that Vortigern has become, he would never do this. I can feel the story turning away from this earlier draft, and going in a much more precise and right direction of where I want it to go. Coupled with the eleven-page chapter outline that took me hours to complete yesterday, Wyrd is looking to be a pretty fascinating novel and I’m excited to see where it goes. Also, with the outline complete, I’m bumping the word count to an estimated 150, 000 words; yes, I feel this manuscript might just end up being that long, at least with the full story I plan to tell. We’ll just have to see how it goes.
WORDS WRITTEN: 1,375
TOTAL WORDS : 21,376
REASON FOR STOPPING: End of poignant scene, but still lots more to write in this chapter!
And now for some words in progress:
One was a giant of a man, tall as well as wide; the likeness was unmistakable. When the Saxon looked up at them, Artorus saw in the face the sibling features, and knew this man must be the other of the Saxon horselords, Horsa. The man’s stare was both indignantly questioning and accusatory; definitely Hengest’s brother.