When I wrote the first few chapters of my dark fantasy series, The Birth was not in the plan. Well, once again neither was Lola: Aftermath of The Birth.
Here are the following reasons why I have to write outside of my volume series, and why I triple check everything before announcing an upcoming book
The worlds in The Black Wing series are vast.
In The Birth, you learn there is another world out there, Osois, an icy planet with an entire history that has yet to be explored.
In The Conflict, you uncover something beyond Earth, a secret that has been held for billions of years.
I’m not writing this to complain or validate my reasons, but rather, these scenes don’t belong in the main series. So I must write them in a separate book.
Here is what would have happened if I did NOT follow my gut:
- LONG FLASH BACKS
- LONG EXPLANATIONS
- UNNECESSARY EXPLANATION
Long Flash Backs
I like them, but not if it’s going to confuse or draw out the attention of the story. I don’t want to write unnecessary scenes and conversation unless my fantasy readers are already in the loop. Granted, there will be flashbacks in several chapters, but not all can fit in one book. Not on mine at the least.
It leads to more questions!
If you have read The Birth, you learn about Lenurs (A video series of my species will be coming soon ) and their way of life. Lola learned of Lenurs and Osois through Avalon, and since The Birth was written in first person, it was thrown at (you) readers. For example:
Why is the Emperor immortal? Why is Eihbohn a meatless voice who Avalon trusted to watch over Lola and yet *Spoiler*? Why are Elites known to be the best and what’s the issue with their caspedian cloth?
One of the things I’m trying to avoid when I’m talking about events in the past that shape the series is flooding the book when the attention is supposed to go elsewhere.
You’re always going to move forward–into the future in volumes of The Black Wing Series. Lets stay there if we can.
Do I have answers all of these questions? Yes, and I have much to give!
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