|Nose to the Grindstone
|[Sep. 22nd, 2008|10:26 am]
By getting to it before breakfast today (helped by a queasy stomach): 2796 words so far today.
Switched to another POV character and plotline. Story continues to propagate normally.
We should find out in this book a lot more about Jandalir Arcolin and his background, which I think is going to be plot-significant. We've already (OK, I've already, but readers-and-me later) found out more about Dorrin, and several other characters from the Paks books. Kieri's own line is presently the weakest, largely because I was still feeling my way back into the universe with him.
Paks remains firm in her determination to be minor and not a POV character. Believe me, I tried. It's weird to see Stammel from "above" instead of "below." The former duke's captains (the senior cohort captains) are major players in this one. So's the Tsaian prince.
I think the working title (not the publishing title) should be "All Hell Breaks Loose in Tsaia."
speaking of which, are the Gird and Luap books going to be available as Baen e-books? I have the original trilogy.
2008-09-22 05:52 pm (UTC)
Re: prequel question
I have no idea. You might try asking Baen...their website might mention it.
2008-09-22 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: prequel question
You could always ask them.
Squee. I am *so* looking forward to this one.
Dang it, you took my comment. *grin*
Now *that's* a reaction to encourage me to charge onward! Thanks!
:D :D :D
This sounds like it's going to be an utterly fantastic book, and not just because I love reading about characters' backgrounds. :D
And you, too--thanks for the encouragement.
I definitely agree with fierydream
looking forward to this.Paks remains firm in her determination to be minor and not a POV character.
Yeah, well, Paks could teach mules about stubborn, sometimes. That said, she generally has a really good reason for being so.
Who knows, maybe she'll have a larger part later. Or maybe she's just too busy paladin-ing to take the time to indulge a mere author. =)
See below...I think she's just finished the story she most wanted told. The rest is, from her internal pov, just the afterword. Not unimportant to everyone else (what she does IS important) but not important in making her who she is.
So she's there, and her deeds matter, but they matter more to others. Who are POV characters. And the POV characters seeing her from outside, see her differently.
I reread The Deed of Paksenarrion a few months ago and am really looking forward to learning more about these characters.
I'm not sure if anyone's asked this question before, but--do you suppose the reason Paks refuses to be a POV character is because her character arc was so fully fleshed out in Deed? In other words, does the character feel she doesn't have much more to contribute from her POV?
I think that's exactly it.
The story she wanted told was told.
I liked Paks' POV and had been hoping to see it return in the next book, but one has to respect what the character wants.
I'm quite interested in seeing inside the former Duke's head. Best of luck in writing him. :-)
Oh wow, you are tempting us with details! I can't even put into words how excited I am over this book. Never thought I'd get to read more about Paks' world, not to mention all these delightful characters that populate it.
The working titles also sounds...quite intriguing! Can't want to get to read it. :)