Writing a book (at least the way I do it) is like creating a puzzle. I worry about all the regular things, over-exposition, shallow characterization, plot holes, having the right number of dramatic and iconic moments, etc. But the thing I worry about most in terms of the puzzle building is giving away the wrong thing at the wrong time. The story has gotten so intricate and involved in this third novel that I find it very difficult to always be 100% sure I’m revealing just the right thing at just the right moment.
On the flipside, the reader is so familiar with the characters at this point in the books that I can just dive in. The story is moving faster than ever, even in just the first two chapters.
In related news, Chapter Two of The Madrona Heroes Register: Underneath It All is done! Roughly 43 to go.
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