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WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY BOOK (CHAPTER 38)

I am now either two thirds or three quarters of the way done with my fantasy book. The fall of a dynasty has begun and the rise of a new one begins. I can’t believe that I am almost done with my fantasy book. Normally, it takes me a years or two to write a book, but I will have finished this book within a matter of months. That has to be a new record!  As a heads-up, this chapter is going to have a scene that is as dark and insane as a Greek tragedy.

WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY BOOK (CHAPTERS 36 AND 37)

I have written another twenty pages today and reached page 338! I am striking the iron while it is still hot and it is truly rapturous! In these chapters, I wrote a duel to the death, more cutthroat politics, and brutal strategies for future battles. A revolution is unfolding and it will consume the first of many kingdoms! The story is getting more intense with each page and chapter I write. I cannot get enough writing this story! I will keep you updated on any further developments.

WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY BOOK (CHAPTERS 29, 30, AND 31)

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.

WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY BOOK (CHAPTER 21)

I have started the twenty-first chapter of the fantasy book and my first skirmish has begun. This chapter depicts a skirmish because it is not an open battle or a siege battle, but a chaotic ambush and subsequent massacre. It will be man against beast and steel against magic. It will also foreshadow the outcome of the siege battle. I know it’s late, but writing this chapter is such an adrenaline rush and it is hard to stop writing.

MY WRITER’S TRAINING CONTINUES

I am undergoing more training as a writer with my favorite author, Christopher Paolini. Our most recent lesson revolved around the following:

Me: “When it comes to medieval battle tactics, where did you get your inspiration from?”

Paolini: “The Face of Battle,” by John Keegan; “On Combat,” by Dave Grossman; “The Book of the Five Rings,” by Musashi; “The Art of War,” by Sun-Tzu; “Beowulf”; and of course, lots, and lots of fantasy novels.”

This training session gave me more potential sources to seek out for my fantasy book. I cannot tell you how blissful it is to be trained by your role model. It’s like being trained by Clark Gable or Alan Arkin. I will keep you updated on any further developments.

WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY BOOK FLAWS FIXED

After several days of back-breaking work, I have finally finished fixing the flaws and plot holes in what I have written in my fantasy book so far. Now I can proceed to write the story out. It took a lot of time and effort to reach this point, but it was well worth it to make the fantasy book a higher quality story. I will keep you updated on any further developments.