The End Is Nigh!

Our heroine, Dagmar, has just returned from her exploits with the Svartálfar, only to learn that they must ride to war, and take on a foe of monstrous proportions!

Finally! After more than a year of work, book one is nearly at an end! The first battle in the war that will define the future of all the nine realms is about to begin!

I cannot tell you what a relief it is to be this close! It was a long, hard road to get this far. While the final pieces now falling into place are immensely challenging to write, the knowledge that it will soon be over helps me to stay the course!

Once the final draft is complete, I can then begin refining and polishing it up. There will still be plenty of details to fill in, characters to further define, and to tidy up any inconsistencies. I expect my research has only just begun, as I it is important to me to align the story as much as possible with Norse Mythology. But with the major writing out of the way, this will be a much more enjoyable process than it has been up until now.

So, hopefully it will all pay off! 😄

Published by Jessica Urquhart

First off, who am I? My name is Jessica Urquhart. Writing has always been a hobby of mine, which got its start in middle and highschool, when I'd write short stories for the amusement of my friends and classmates. Currently, I'm working on my first book, my one true love of a story I've been saying I would one day write. Well, that day has come. If you'd care to follow my musings on the adventures and hurdles of writing my first fantasy book, then please, read my blog.

16 thoughts on “The End Is Nigh!

    1. Not quite! I still have two major scenes do write, one making up an entire chapter all on its own. Then there is a little additional scene that I probably ought to work in, to show the development of that subplot. After all that is said and done, it will be time to go back through the whole book to polish it up, correct mistakes, and apply whatever research that may be lacking. It’s a process, and I’m a slow writer! Lol! Maybe before the winter is up the next book will be underway.

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      1. Nope, you certainly can’t rush it! I think I may have just come to a screeching halt, though. Since this morning, I’ve been sitting at my ancient lap top, trying to write, and only a few sentences have come to me. Maybe that’s my cue to take a break, do some reading, watch a movie or something else to relax, and come back to it later. Even though I’d really like to ploy ahead! 😅

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    1. Thanks! I just realized that some stuff is missing from chapter 3 on docs. I’m having to write on libre office and manually transfer the material over to the drive doc, so its a big pain in the butt, but it’s the best I’ve got to work with.

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  1. Wow! What an epic and I’m glad it’s moving along. I’ll be catching up soon. Don’t worry about forcing the story when it slows. You don’t have to write in a linear chronology of events. If one part slows down, skip to another part and write a scene. That will sometimes open up the scene you left behind by giving you ideas to link the passages together. I use a process called backwards planning. I start with the end and think about everything that has to happen in order that got me to the end. The end can be a page, a scene, a chapter, or the story. It’s kinda cool doing it that way if your brain will let you.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I am chaotic in nature, so I’ve been doing just that since day one. I thought I was the only one who worked like that! 😉

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      1. LOL, no you are not alone. Pure and true genius is never linear in thought or straight forward in organizing thoughts and actions. managing the whirlwind of creative thought is where the rea challenge is. So, one must not fight it or change it, but be friends with this creativity. It’s like the dragon. They are fierce and wild beasts but are loyal to a master that knows how to train it and build trust. The dragon is always wild and powerful but it doesn’t have to be uncooperative. 😉

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