Sunday, December 30, 2007

Dragon's Rook

The title may change--too many books with "dragon" in their titles--but the novel is rapidly approaching the end. Well, the end of the beginning.

Book One will be about 140,000 words, not as many as the original incarnation, but hopefully enough to envelope the reader in my world.

I'm on Part Four today, still tweaking a few things, re-incorporating old material that was too good to throw away but didn't quite fit in the original. I like to experiment, do things I'm told can't be done. (Just ornery that way, I guess.) I'm looking forward to getting some feedback on the updated manuscript, see if the experiment works.

4 comments:

Scriptorius Rex said...

Good luck with this project. BTW, I just finished your story at DKA, 'At the End of Time, When the World Was New.' Very well done and moving. Crisp writing in an underplayed style that made it all the more compelling.

KEANAN BRAND said...

Thank you for the kind review. Like the novel, the short story was another experiment--the two alternating first-person points of view--but the story seemed to demand it. Thanks for reading!

Suzan said...

Can't wait to see the new novel--have you reworked a lot of things?

KEANAN BRAND said...

Yup. A lot of the same material, just improved upon.