Well, it’s been weeks since I last did The Friday Muse (holidays and all), so it feels good to be back in the saddle once again to talk about my writing. I do have an update for my current Work-in-Progress, Salt, so here we go:
For starters, I have decided to change the title of the book. From now on, I will refer to this particular project as Salt and Lyte.
I originally wanted to have this book published by this coming Spring, but with more of my focus falling on the start of my publishing company, The Crossover Alliance, I’ve pushed my personal deadlines out a bit. Salt and Lyte should be in all of your hands to read before the end of the year though, depending on the company’s publication schedule.
I’ve had to completely restructure my novel from the ground up. The main story still takes place in a medieval-type kingdom on another planet, however the origin story for my main antagonist (Legion) has changed drastically. Ironically enough, I ‘stumbled’ across the origins of my antagonist while I was writing out the background to a goddess – the Goddess of Sult – who the people in my book worship. I don’t want to give too much away (yet), but this ‘goddess’ has a strong tie to the main character, Salt.
I’ll try to post some bits and pieces from the story in the coming weeks. Right now I’m just trying to get the character backgrounds, world-building, and government structure settled before moving forward anymore in the story.
On a related note, I’ve been using Scrivener to hash out this book, and I am loving the program!