Having complete Burden of the Crown last week, I found myself at a bit of a crossroads, with too many stories on my mind. I have thus spent the last two days working on rough outlines for not one, but two stories. The first is Embers, and forms the second story in the Frozen Flame series, the other is called The Making of a Man, the origin story for Richard Fitzwilliam, the Baron of Bodden.
Embers now consists of a chapter by chapter breakdown, but The Making of a Man had caused me some concern as I struggled to come up with the main plot. The answer came as Carol and I were walking the dogs. Now, I need only fill in the details, then write it. I’m hoping it will be similar in length to Albreda’s origin story, The Call of Magic, though it may take a few more days to structure it to my satisfaction.
And what else have I been working on? Believe it or not, another series! I’ve been making some notes on Temple Knight, though it is still a very rough outline. Why am I giving myself all this work? Because one of the characters in Temple Knight plays a significant role in Embers! All of these stories have a certain amount of overlap, with secondary characters showing up in multiple series.
Well, that’s all I have time for now,
Until next time,
Paul Bennett, Writer of Epic Fantasy Stories.