Sunday, January 17, 2010

Back to Work on "Legacy"

No Sunday Stills contribution today. Too wet and wild this past week to tote around my camera.

...I'm back to work on The Legacy of Pennleah. Much to my First Reader's delight, I'm sure.

Coming to the climactic scenes and there are a lot of threads to bring together. And the threads are woven through nearly 300 pages of the story. Argh!

So I'm going to push through to the completion of the story. It appears that I'll be veering off from some of the scenes I envisioned for the outline. Ah well... that's what the creative process is all about.

While Legacy was on the back burner, I sketched out scene shortcuts for Water Tribute, the next novel I will be drafting. I even started the first chapter anew.

Even drafted opening paragraphs for Five Notable Estates (aka Five Families). Although there is still much more research to be done on this story that is beyond my current capabilities.

So I am writing, even when not progressing on Legacy. That's what writers do. We can't help ourselves.

I just received from one of my book clubs the coolest research source: The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, by Ian Mortimer. Just flipping through the pages, I know it will be a wonderful resource for world building. Whether the setting is medieval or not, consideration of the sights, sounds, and smells -- as well as culture and world view -- will aid in the creation of settings for my characters. Whooo hooo!


wilsonc said...

That's wonderful Mary! Will you be sending it to publishers? Not sure how that works. Do you need to get an agent?

Oregon Equestrian said...

For traditional publishing, one needs an agent. Most publishers won't accept unagented material. Plus, an agent knows the editors and can better target the novel.

I have lots of editing and several more drafts to go through before the material will be ready for the light of day. :-)

Shared Glory said...

Woohoo! Keep it up! :) Looking forward to Chapter 15!