How it’s going (and future plans)

Writing is going well overall. A few beta readers have started to read and comment on part 1 of Delphinium’s beta. Mostly it’s small grammar errors so I’m relieved (thought it would be ripped to shreds). I’ve been slacking some on writing part 2, but mostly I’m still happy to have the first part done. Also I am absolute pants at commas.
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When I do find myself working on part 2 there’s a lot more cutting and moving around than I had thought. Even if I do write I end up with less words then when I started, so that’s a bummer. Kinda glad I didn’t make a hard deadline. I don’t know if it’ll be done by September 12th, but whenever I do finish it, then I will make a real pre-order and let my betas at it. It should still be done this year though, just maybe not by Halloween. I’m not letting myself fall back off the wagon though.
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Thankfully the scenes that didn’t work or make sense there did make sense in book 3, so I have a head-start there and the writing isn’t going into a trash pile.
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… I may have to do one last edit of Delphinium as a whole once the second beta is done. Read it all the way through by myself. If I want fresher eyes I may need to wait a few days or a week to do this.
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(I did have Larkspur kinda-edited, but it was way shorter, and I did not really need to mess with the draft too much overall. This is oh, seven-ish times as long, and way more complicated. So something changed in chapter 3 needs me to then edit chapters 7, 8 and 25).
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Good news though, so far it’s been really liked! ❤
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And here’s some small tidbits.
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Larkspur’s story took place over 8 days (Prima 14th – Prima 23rd 11831)
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Delphinium takes place over 4 months (Prima 29th – Agostis 4th 11831)
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Aconitella, book 3, is plotted for a year and a half. Consolida, book 4, will be three years.
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The first book in the second series in Clandestina (The Quadrille Series) is plotted for 10 years. Books 2, 3, and 4 in that set are a bit shorter, taking place over almost 4, 5, and a bit over 5 years respectfully.
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The *third* series has books that span 5 years, 7 and a half, almost 12, and almost 6 years.
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The 4th series has not yet been entirely plotted time-wise (just book 1, which will be almost 5 years), but will likely also take place over 20ish years.
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So that’s a 90 year span, give or take.
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There is a 5th series that takes place before The Larkspur Series and involves Pierre’s père, Félicien, and his life, so if I’m adding that in, it’ll be a 175 years (he does live in Faery for 60 years after all).
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So that’s… 20 books. Plus a few stand-alones that I have in mind. Let’s go with 25 books 😛
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Not to mention my other realms! This is all about the necrocræft practitioners (and fée) of Clandestina. There’s also the werewolves and ringian of Astrarctia; the dreamers of Ibella; the wizards, dragons, and nymphs of Dracæna; the vampires and hunters of Italaviana; the swan-folk of Cygnorum; the tenebellae of Noctua; the sirens of Illumidens, the magicians of Epeira; the vher of Yilandi; the valkyries of Roseliande; the angels of Daucus…
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Plus the dozens of other realms I have where I just know the name, maybe a small spark of an idea, and limitless possibilities.
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I think I just inspired the hell out of myself. This is 14 years of daydreaming, plotting, planning, working. Half my life has been spent on this world. Now I want, need, to spend the rest of my life writing it all out.
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It would be my greatest wish and pleasure to do successfully and for you all to happily enjoy.
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Now I’m off to do more of that writing ❤
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~ Victoria

One thought on “How it’s going (and future plans)

  1. I’m glad to hear that you’re inspired! I’m till looking forward to the next book, and the future plans sound exciting!

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