Warrior Prince currently sits at just over 32,000, or, to put it another way, ten chapters complete. According to our publishing calendar, I’m right on schedule. (Or should I say ‘write’ on schedule?)
I always find it tricky to start a new book in a series. This has nothing to do with the plot; it’s trying to find the best way to begin. The opening scene in a story is important as it sets the tone, and if it’s a later book in a series, it needs to gently remind the reader of where they are in the overall story.
This becomes readily apparent when watching a new season of a TV series that you’ve been waiting a year for. It also happens to be why they have those ‘previously on…’ clips at the beginning. Of course, it’s a little difficult to do that in a book, so we, as authors, must come up with more inventive solutions.
Paul Bennett, Writer of Epic Fantasy Adventures.