I thought deleting 12,000 words from Hadeon would solve my problem with the novel, but as I’ve been working and not writing, I’ve been thinking some more. To begin with, this story had a shaky premise that involved something along the lines of time travel. Basically, I had an idea for a cool character, but wanted the novel to be set in the present, for reasons I cannot remember.
So, I’ve consulted my writing group in depth and am trying to work out if it’s a good idea or not to split to novel into two. Yes, two novels. The backstory of my historical character (Hadeon) is worth a story on its own, and the story set in present day would gain more authority without the time travel crap.
Hopefully, that might open something up. But mainly, I need to write something, instead of just thinking.
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