I'm been thinking about trust and relationships on the Internet, specifically social networking and news. Here is one possible approach to handle it.
Over the last few months, I've brought up the words that Gichyòbi had said about how he was encouraged to save Rutejìmo from violence. This same encouragement was one (but not the only) reason that Mikáryo took pity on him back in Sand and Blood. Well, this chapter is why that aspect of the world came into place, all of those ideas and little bits paved the way for this chapter.
I've thought a lot about my master plot, the different threads and stories that weave together into where I'm going. Even thought Sand and Bone is a single point-of-view novel, it is part of a master plot that I hope to see some day. I'm just doing it novel-by-novel instead o scene-by-scene. However, there is a drawback of thinking about stories too much and I'm afraid of burning out the idea before it can be pried out of my skull.
There are moments in life when everything wears you down and you don't think you can move forward. This week, Rutejìmo is experiencing one of those moments as he focuses on burning a body before continuing his journey. I also talk about how the same death march has affected me in my life. Finally, a status update on the Sand and Bone publication process.
This week, I write a little bit about the history of Wamifūko, their shattered mountain that used to be a fortress, and their rites of passage. There is also a question about world-building and these weekly posts. Finally, Sand and Bone gets into chapter 25 as Rutejìmo has to escape the city to burn the body of his wife's mother.
This week, I talk about the limitations of third-person limited as it pertains to the master plot. Also, the problem with dragons coupled with why Damagar didn't destroy Kanéko in Flight of the Scions. Finally, an update on the finalization process of Sand and Bone.
I finally get to answer why Rutejìmo can take so much damage and still be walking.
Sand and Bone is almost ready for publication. Just a few more steps. Oh, and another chapter being released.
Rutejìmo is put into a situation where he has to choose his duties to the clan or the ones to the desert. Which one will he pick? And will the conquences be deadly?
I got lost with a tangent where I try to create simple images for blog posts and ended up spending two days buildng a generic system.
In this chapter, Rutejìmo has a chance to dole out some wisdom that he has learned over the last few books.
One of the common themes in the entire series is that Rutejìmo terrified of the dark. But what happens when unknown assassins are looking for him and he is left with the sorrow of losing his brother?
Along with the others, Rutejìmo ends up running for his life. He sees his friends and families for what might be the last time before he sets off on his own perilous journey. Before he goes, however, his brother has one last thing.
Rutejìmo has come up to a point in his life, where he has to choose between his own life or dying for the clan.
We've gotten to a lovely chapter where two series intersect blatantly and the reader can get a hint of where I'm going with Flight of the Scions.
Sometimes the simplest of phrases can be the most powerful. To stop a death, Rutejìmo makes a declaration that ruins my entire purpose of writing the series and becomes a hero.
This week, we have a lot of violence, destruction, and a really bad idea. I talk a little bit about the mechanics of magic and the Call.
Another chapter of Sand and Bone with the clan making a choice to accept the job or not. In addition, a brief discussion about nudity and sex along with one about struggling for money.
We are now into the second arc of Sand and Bone, where things start to speed up greatly and the bloodbath is going to commence. While I'm setting it up, I talk a little bit about pacing for the book and how I use the HERO System to manage my fantasy.
On the last day of Lexember, I give you a word for the joy of finishing a good book.
On the thirtieth day of Lexember, I give you a word for an unread book.
On the third to last day of Lexember, I give you a word for paper cut.
On the twenty-eighth day of Lexember, I give you a word for paper.
Safely back at the city, Rutejìmo spends a leisurely day exploring the city. At least until Dimóryo finds him again.
On the twenty-seventh day of Lexember, I give you a word for accounting or book of accounts.
On the 26th day of Lexember, I give you a word for a book or registry of taxes owed.
On the twenty-fifth day of Lexember, I give you a word for a registry or list of items.
On the twenty-fourth day of Lexember, I give you a word for The Book of Ash.
On the twenty-third day of Lexember, I give you a word for a children's book or written story.
On the twenty-second day of Lexember, I give you a word for a bound book.
On the twenty-first day of Lexember, I give you a word for written instructions.
Rutejìmo returns to Kosobyo City and finds himself in an unfamiliar civilization that only vaguely resembled his own. Also a little bit on hair.
On the twentieth day of Lexember, I give you a word for a formalized description of a battle or fight.
On the nineteenth day of Lexember, I give you a word for essays or other factual descriptions.
On the eighteenth day of Lexember, I give you a word for the western style of writing with vowels as accents on the consonants..
On the seventeenth day of Lexember, I give you a word for the northern and eastern style of writing with separate vowels on the same line as the consonants.
On the sixteenth day of Lexember, I give you a word for printed advertisement, such as a poster or in a newspaper.
On the fifteenth day of Lexember, I give you a word for advertisement.
On the fourteenth day of Lexember, I give you a word for the details of how words are written or typed.
A grandfather looking for revenge and a man who cannot stop him.
On the thirteenth day of Lexember, I give you a word for a newspaper or poster.
As we approach the end of the year, there is a consolidate list of the pieces I've published in 2016.
On the twelfth day of Lexember, I give you a word for the sound of a mechanical printing press operating.
On the eleventh day of Lexember, I give you a word for writing of prayers on sand using a finger.
On the tenth day of Lexember, I give you a word for the art of writing on temporary places such as sand or water.
On the ninth day of Lexember, I give you a word writing a marriage proposal.
On the eighth day of Lexember, I give you a word for legal contracts and word puzzles.
On the seventh day of Lexember, we have a word for writing using buildings and architecture.
Chapter eight is a quiet chapter that sets the tone for what will be Rutejìmo inner struggle for the book.
On the sixth day of Lexember, we have a word for writing with embroidery or sewing.
On the fifth day of Lexember, I have a word for writing tiny letters.
On the fourth day of Lexember, I have a word for the medium of writing.
On the third day of Lexember, I include a typesetting measurement.
On the second day of Lexember, I include a foot in my master plan.
On the first day of Lexember, I started by journey with the smallest finger.
I'm done to only a single weekly serial right now and we pick right up at chapter seven where Rutejìmo learns that all the pain he suffered in the last book comes with an interesting yet terrifying benefit.