Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 13 - The Coming of the Skinweavers

Even though I gave myself permission not to hit 50k by Sunday, I still wound up busting out another 2500 words last night and it wound up being on of my favorite chapters yet.  Ebeneezer Froad trashed three of the priests of the Divine Spider, upset the local economy of Nal Sakaar, took a gruesome wound in the side, and I revealed more of the back story of my universe, including introducing several alien races, including my main villains, the Skinweavers.  Zephalmachus and Elluria got more face time and developed more as characters and I have the malingering death of Ebeneezer Froad to think about.  It was a good chapter. 

Today's writing will likely consist of Valaric and the other magicians hiring a guide, getting into a bar fight with several rhino-like Ontaks, and a huge riot-like battle when the Silver Scarab attempts to launch.  If I have time, I'll start on the story of Fenlock abducting Zora and then getting stuck in indentured servitude.  Since I'm splitting the characters up quite a while, I'm getting more excited about writing about them.  The "shit that's going to happen to Fenlock" list will come in handy soon.

Once I get to the end of the story, I'm going to completely change the chapters where the magicians are on moon to give everyone something to do.  I want to establish what kind of firepower they're throwing around early on.  Right now, while I like parts of the moon chapters, the magicians seem pretty good at standing around and watching one or two of them do all the work.  Kashgar Jong, hero of Badger Mouth Pass, will be directing the battle in the next iteration.

I guess I'd better make with the writing already.  I've got a bar scene to write and I need to channel my inner Mos Eisley.  I'd better cue up that Cantina theme while I'm at it.

1 comment:

  1. Oh no. Oh please no. I'm going to have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day.