So Mal Winter and the Last Titan is finished. Finally. It took years longer than expected, but I think I improved as a writer, and storyteller. I've learnt so much and feel like there is still so much left to know.
The question quickly becomes what am I writing next? Let's talk next projects...
Writing a novel is a lengthy process, but one I am getting better at.
When entering Kickstarter I had completed my final draft of Mal Winter and the Last Titan. But that didn't mean it was finished. My Amazing editor Erin still had work to do, which means so did I.
Her first task was a structural edit of the book. Which included some significant changes, including rewriting entire chapters, entire scenes and changing some fundamentals of the novel. All great things, and changes to make the story better.
Trilogies; let's talk about trilogies.
This topic was inspired by two great trilogies I’ve recently consumed; the Mistborn novel series by Brandon Sanderson and the How To Train Your Dragon cinematic trilogy by Dean DeBlois (with Chris Sanders co-directing the first film).
Now, as my introduction already proclaimed, both these trilogies are amazing; and I loved them both. I saw How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World just a few days ago, and haven't stopped thinking about it. And just finished the The Hero of Ages, the third and final book from the Mistborn [Era 1] series a couple of months ago.
Now, for the purposes of discussing trilogies, I’ll be ignoring supplementary works (like Sanderson’s other novels set in the same world, or in How To Train Your Dragon's case I'll ignore the television series and original book series by Cressida Cowell).