We had a busy weekend as Carol and I went to Toronto to see a Michael Buble concert. It was very entertaining, and in addition to being an incredible singer, he made an excellent host, chatting with the crowd and bringing people up on stage. Monday, however, it was back to work.
I’ve been outlining some additional changes to make to Baron Fitzwilliam’s origin story, and I must say it’s looking quite promising. I had originally intending to make it a novella, but I believe it’ll actually end up being a full-blown novel. I also revisited Burden of the Crown, rewriting the ending somewhat. I felt it need some extra punch to it, but also a little humour (thank you, Jack Marlowe.)
Tomorrow, I look forward to returning to The Making of a Man. I’m currently only about 6,000 words in, but I have extensive outline notes. I drew some interesting parallels to Sword of Crown. I like the idea that Beverly’s childhood was similar in some ways to her father's, and yet in other ways quite different. In any event, I think his story will quite clearly explain why Fitz is the way he is and how he became the epitome of nobility.
Until next time,
Paul Bennett, Writer of Epic Fantasy Stories.