I finished reading the unfinished manuscript yesterday. And I started writing on it again. Only 500 words, but it's a start. It'll just take me a little while to get back in the swing of it again.
I bet you're wondering which manuscript I restarted. It's the Untitled Fantasy from several years ago. (I think I started it in 2011 and then wrote some more on it in 2019.)
I think Aryl and the gang deserve to have their story finished. It's a good one. New and fresh... I think. Admittedly, I haven't read a ton of recent fantasy novels, so how ground-breaking it will be remains to be seen. :shrug: It's got some elements y'all will be familiar with - young guy, school for mages, dragons... the battle between good and evil. There's plenty of new stuff, too, though. Dark stuffs. This ain't Harry Potter, folks.
As I said in a previous post, it's a behemoth, but some fantasies are. I'm still playing with the idea of breaking it into a series. Once I get it all written, I'll decide. I'm not promising when that'll happen, though. There's still quite a bit to be written on the first draft and a lot to be inserted in the second draft.
But I'm excited to be back in the thick of it again. Hell, I dreamed about it last night and figured out a plot point, which I got up and wrote down in the dark last night. (With a dull pencil. Luckily, I can still make out enough of it to figure out what I meant. LOL)
I still don't have a title for it. I haven't named the kingdom. Or many of the monsters. (I have a lot of :insert bad critter here: littered throughout.) But I have the magics figured out and how everything fits together. Sort of.
It'll be fun figuring it all out. Or it'll kill me. One or the other. We'll see what happens. Woohoo.