I hit 111,000 words today on Rhune and yet I’m still about four chapters away from the end. Which is where I was 8,000 words ago. Part of the issue is as I come to the end of this book I’m pulling together all the various connections to wrap it up but also providing some threads for the second book.
Robin and I were talking at lunch how my books have a lot of connections…little things that don’t seem important later have a bigger meaning. These are the things that I really enjoy doing. Robin thinks it is part of my subconscious mind that is constantly laying the ground work for me to make use of once my conscious mind sees that they are there…but I think it has more to do with a desire on my part to use something that is already there as opposed to adding on.
In today’s case I came across a nice little character trait that was once just a quirk and now will weave into a plot device. Fun times. Also at lunch Robin was wondering if Rhune would change as I wrote Dherg. My answer was absolutely. I don’t think she liked that answer as I’m sure she was testing the waters to see if she could roll them out separately. I don’t think she’ll be getting her wish as it’s the ability to make these connections and weave threads that gets me so excited, and I’m not about to give that up.