The Journey Continues

Well, I didn’t make a lot of progress today, but what I did accomplish was, in my opinion pretty decent. Some ideas came to me that I feel make Ásbjorn’s journey from his own world into Jötunheimr and the Járnviðr seem more hazardous, as opposed to just a casual stroll through the snow. This includes depicting how the dark elves traverse from one world to the next, clearly distinguishing this separation of the realms. They aren’t merely traveling from one kingdom to the next, after all!

 It will be interesting to see blow it all plays out, as at this time, even I don’t really know what’s going to happen. Sure, I have a rough idea of the beginnin, middle and end of his expedition, but the details still have to be worked out. I’m thinking this could shape up to be a chapter of it’s own, which wouldn’t be a bad thing, since I currently only have six. We’ll see…

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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.

7 thoughts on “The Journey Continues

  1. Absolutely the right thing to do. You have a story that creates a world or worlds and the many beings that compete for rule or survival on pieces of it. Unless, they have some teleportation spells, long treks in difficult terrain on horseback is a challenge of no small means. Ah, the book or books. This should alsi be part of the plan if you intend to eventually publish your story as one volume or a series. Each genre and category has it’s own limits to the acceptable number of pages unless you self publish. Still, it’s a good idea to be cognizant of genre requirements and remember that you can overwrite all you want and then in final editing for publish, you trim the story to size by cutting out the fat prose until you have a story with strong thighs, healthy back, and six pack abs. Until that point write away to your hearts desire knowing later the precise surgery that follows will leave you well prepared to be the next star author.

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    1. 😊 Thank you. And yes, it is worlds, which I need to better develop. These beings should be advanced, but in ways entirely different from humans. I like the idea of them living a daily life that is symbiotic with their world/s and simple. Yes, they also posses certain magical abilities, which needs to be better defined. Maybe their technological advancement should be more megalithic in style, in architecture. Thing is, although I like magic, I don’t like when it is too easy. Then everyone could just magic their way out of anything. This is one of those things I will probably work on once the story is written out.
      Also, it will be three books, the way things currently stand. I have the concept for each broken down to be a beginning middle and end, and the same breakdown for each book. I don’t really do outlines, so this is my own take. I looked up how many words should be in a chapter, and I seem to be doing pretty well there, but I’m still not clear on how may chapters. But it’s probably a safe bet to push for roughly 10. Hopefully, it makes it to being published! That would be so amazing.

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      1. I think you will end up with a trilogy that will get published and do well. I like the way you lay it out here. I think you should just keep writing chapters as needed until the end and then see how many you have. I’ve seen chapters go as short as half a page and as long as 30 pages with inbetween being the norm. My chapters are short because the scenes are short so I’ll have around 16 to 19 chapters. 10 is probably a good objective but don’t worry about going over.

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      2. I’m more worried about having too few. Most of my chapters are in the 10,000 word count range. Some more, but few go much under that total. No idea how many pages it all comes out to be. Some of those chapters may need to be split by the time they are done due to being further developed and added to.

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      3. I think you’ll be able to split some of the chapters after you flesh them out. You can split them at scene breaks or when the character point of view changes for more than a few paragraphs. Any logical change in subject might be a good place to split chapters. I think once you get everything written in that you want, the chapter arrangement will seem obvious to you.


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