I have neglected you, little blog. Book 3 of the Ysabel the Summoner trilogy is demanding all my attention. The story is there, many chapters have been written, and now I’m in the middle of a major rewrite. I’m fleshing out moments I flew past. And of course, there are a lot of them
Writing a trilogy has been a new challenge. A reader may read only one of the books or read them out of sequence, so I have to decide, book by book, which backstory details are necessary to keep coherency and carry the story along.
I also learned to keep a story bible to manage the many, many details that appear throughout the trilogy: clothing, eating habits, locations, names, titles, etc. This eliminates spelling the same name several different ways (King Breyyker, Breykker, Breyker) or hurriedly flipping through a book to figure out upon which finger the snow witch wore the dead woodcutter’s red crystal ring.