A few people have mentioned things to me that they can’t wait to see how they pan out in the next book. Some are things I hadn’t consciously thought of yet. That’s one of the dangers of being too close to a project…you forget that there are some things in your head that haven’t made it to the page yet. So, that being said, if you’ve read Divided, what are some questions you have that you’d like to see answered in Ravaged? I can’t promise to answer them all in this book, but I’d love to hear from you and get your input.
I’ve been listening to the Writing Excuses Podcast, and it’s gotten my wheels turning. On the way to work this morning I listened to episode 8.4 about side character arcs It made me think about some of my secondary characters, and how I can really flesh them out a lot more. I think I can even add a bit more life to Vittorio in the next book. I have some great villains, but when I think about it, I don’t know much about them. They’re really kind of two dimensional at this point. Which is perfectly ok, because it’s the rough-rough draft. But it kicked the idea into my head that I need to learn more about these characters and what makes them tick. So my next task might be to do some free writing to learn more about them. Words that will never make it into the novel, but are necessary to make the novel great. I think I’ll get to work on that tonight, as soon as I eat dinner (because my stomach is growling quite loudly at the moment.)