I have written twenty pages in a single day, reaching page 313! Seven Hells, that was a glorious day! I have finished the epic conclusion of the siege battle and it had exceeded my expectations! Now I am about to write the aftermath of the siege battle and it is going to be grisly and dark, but that is the reality of medieval life. I will keep you updated on any further developments!
I have started the epic conclusion of the siege battle and have reached the 290 page marker. This is where the suspense will be at its greatest. Will the defenders survive? Will the invaders be defeated? Will the relief force arrive in time? So many factors are falling into place and it is keeping me on edge. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
In order to keep with my viking roots, I am thinking of including funeral pyres in my fantasy book. Normally, during a funeral pyre the deceased’s ashes are scattered into the wind or the sea. However, I will be adding my own twist to the process by finding a way to preserve the ashes and put them in the most unlikely tomb imaginable. This unique tomb will be reserved for individuals of Imperial descent.
Another frightening and exotic weapon I hope to include in my fantasy book is an African blade called the hunga munga. This weapon was a combination between a battle axe and throwing knife. Due to its elaborate craftsmanship, the hunga munga had edges and blades every which way. Since it was traditionally wielded by tribesmen, I thought it would be fitting to give this weapon to the culture I will base on my Celtic ancestors in my fantasy world.
In the past three days, I have written forty-one pages and done three chapters. I am on the verge of writing the epic conclusion of the siege battle. An army has been raised. A rebellion is growing. At the end of this first book, the phoenix will rise! I have so much writing energy right now that I think I might finish this story by the end of the year or sooner. I look forward to the conclusion of this exciting new writing project and I will keep you updated on any further developments.
As I mentioned before in some of my earlier posts, I am thinking of including very exotic weapons in my fantasy book. For instance, I am thinking of giving the Celt-like culture in my fantasy world tribal weapons from Africa and the Philippines. One such example is the panabas, which is a weapon from the Philippines that was used for war, agriculture, and executions. In my fantasy book, I am thinking of having the panabas the design in this picture above, but I will be making a few changes to the weapon. The blade will be made from bronze instead of iron or steel. The wrapping will be made from either rawhide, sinew, or leather. The handle will be made from either ivory, bone, or wood. What do you think?
Over the past few weeks, I have been writing my fantasy book like clockwork. In fact, yesterday I have written twenty pages! With each chapter and scene I write, the larger and more complex my fantasy world becomes. It is gaining a lot more moving parts that explore areas of politics, warfare, and magic. I depicted scenes that featured the relationship between the various baronies in the current kingdom and the beginnings of an all-out rebellion against the monarchy. Also, I have written how the current emperor of the continent handles political situations such as quelling revolts and finding ways to appease his subjects. In addition, I have written an extraordinary transformation my main character undergoes during his time in exile. It has been a very glorious process that is hopelessly addictive!