I have a few things to share today before I dive back into preparations for my trip and, more importantly, working on my outline for Book 1 of Necromantic. Let’s start by all putting in our ear plugs. Trust me, you’re going to need them.
Sorry, I had to get that out of my system, really. You may now remove the ear plugs. I think I’m good for a little while. Progress has been made at last on the outline. And I do mean serious progress. I’m trying to avoid racing ahead too quickly, letting myself think about what’s going on, think it through and where it fits in with the overall story for the book, and for the trilogy. I’m trying to slow down enough to listen to Devan, but I forgot how wondrous it is when the thoughts and ideas start flowing like an avalanche. Yes, I know, I just went through this not that long ago, even if we’re going back to the first book in the Mirrors trilogy. Totally not the point. The point is that I can feel things falling into place, on all of the story and plot lines. Where The Ether Flows is coming together at last, probably aided by having my more or less undivided attention. Some days, I love that new project feel.
And yes, you did read the above right, I’ve finally decided to share the tentative title for the first book in the trilogy, as I hate just calling it “Necromantic Book 1”. I have the others in place, ones that I’m relatively happy with, but those will be shared in due time. For now, this is enough to share, particularly since I haven’t even started writing this first book (opening bit I mentioned last post entirely aside). I can’t promise that I’ll stay with this title forever. I may down the road decide that it sucks, much as I did with the old title for Bound. No, I still can’t make myself type it out, I still hate the old title that much. I don’t think that’ll be the case here though. This one just seems to fit. All three are like that, and I’m a bit surprised to have them so soon. I do, however, suspect that the name of the trilogy will change, but that’s a worry for some time probably several months down the line. I should probably warn you, I’m almost certainly going to shorten it to Ether Flows for the purpose of discussing and tagging it in this blog, because initials could easily be misread as WTF, and I really don’t want to associate that with my book. It’s not usually a compliment when you say that, or at least not when I say it.
I can tell the two short stories I’ve written helped me flesh out the world and the feel of it in my mind. It’s starting to really come alive to me, and I’ll have thoughts and insights while I’m thinking about totally unrelated things. It’s helping me get through this very long, busy week in a mostly graceful fashion. The thinking, the feel of the project and getting through the week have also been aided by some very, very awesome music, a band I got into recently thanks to a fellow blogger. The band is 10 Years. I like them enough and have enough of their music that they have their own iTunes playlist on my computer (and assorted iPods), something that only two other bands have gotten. I heartily recommend you check them out, both their studio and acoustic work. Three songs that are currently in frequent circulation (meaning I put them on repeat one for a few hours, or all the way home from work) are Fix Me, Waking Up the Ghost and the acoustic version of Autumn Effect, each for their own separate reasons
And finally, before I leave you all for the night, a picture from one of my trips so far this spring: