Tomorrow, I am planning on dedicating the whole day on writing my second fantasy book. I don’t know how much I will get done, but I will try to get done as much as I can. Assisting me will be my beloved pit bulls, Wally and Fitch, who will be napping on the bed next to me. I will keep you updated on how this writing day will go. Wish me luck!
Every writer has a special place where they write, which serves as their personal writing studio. My writing studio is my man-cave, which is where my late grandmother lived and died in. My grandmother was one of the most important people in my life and if I decided to marry someone, I would want that someone to have my grandmother’s personality. Because my grandmother was so important and special to me, it is in the man-cave where I write at my best. I think this is because her ghost is watching over me as I write.
I rewatched the film Trumbo, which depicted the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Here is a scene in which John Goodman goes berserk with a baseball bat in his hands. This pretty much sums up how I would feel if someone came between me and my writing.
I have finished the thirteenth chapter of my second fantasy book and started the fourteenth. In these chapters, I have provided my audience with a closer look at the inner workings of the other kingdoms in the Empire. When two men fight for a crown only one of them can wear, every man in the Empire must choose a side. These chapters highlight the various loyalties of every section of the Empire such who will side with the Magnuses, who will side with the Sylvas, and who will remain neutral. It has been a complex writing process as I map out the inner workings of the political and martial aspects of the Empire. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
I have reached the twelfth chapter of my second fantasy book and this is where things start to get really interesting. The spark of rebellion has been lit and the flames of war have been set ablaze. Two golden beasts have been awakened and only one of them can survive the war that is to come. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
Here is an interesting fact about Henry VII’s reign. After he was crowned, Henry summoned his first Parliament and reworked recent events to suit himself. He legally labeled Richard III a false king in order to justify his own flimsy claim to the throne. What was even more unusual about Henry VII’s first Parliament is how he dated his reign. He dated his reign to the day before he defeated Richard III on the Battle of Bosworth Field. You may ask what is the significance of a single day. By dating his reign to the day before he defeated Richard III, Henry was effectively accusing EVERYONE who sided with Richard III of treason! This gave Henry the legal right to attaint Richard’s surviving loyalists any time he wanted. To be attainted is to have all of your lands, titles, and wealth stripped away. This frightened many Yorkists into submission and begrudgingly accepted Henry as their new king. I am thinking of doing something similar with my fantasy series.
For centuries, humanity has told tales and legends of sea monsters, great leviathans that filled men with both fear and awe. I am already thinking of including some frightening sea monsters in my second fantasy book, but I am thinking of expanding the marine ecosystem of Gradaia. For instance, I am considering including sturgeons and gar that are the size of whales. Both the sturgeons and the gar are living fossils who lived long before the dinosaurs and yet they are facing extinction due to human interference. I thinking including these mighty survivors in my series will give them a small sendoff that they deserve.