So let’s talk about plot weaving.
Just a reminder that novel writing is an industry where you have to fight REALLY HARD to get to do something and when you win the fight, you ask yourself, “Why did I agree to do that?” https://t.co/h0JvDfwPDn
— Marshall Ryan Maresca (@marshallmaresca) May 22, 2019
I’m working right now on the draft for People of the City, which is the culmination of Phase I of the Maradaine Saga, and… friends, it’s a lot.
I mean, I’ve been the person who’s been all “YES LET’S DO THIS” but bringing together the threads of four different series in a way that comes together in a single book that needs to be A. a solid story in its own right, B. the third Maradaine Elite novel and C. the twelfth Maradaine Saga novel that closes and caps and satisfies a bunch of storylines, while setting the stage for more things in Phase II and beyond.
It’s a lot.
I’ve been saying it’s like juggling a chainsaw, a flaming machete and a baby.
However, this is what all those outlines have been for. I’ve been working up to this moment, and I’ve known what this one was going to be about, and how the different elements were going to come together here to unite the plot lines into what the plot of this book needed to be about. I knew what I needed to seed in the previous eleven books. The work has been building to this. Seven main characters from four different series coming together into a big event.
But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s A LOT. And I’m more than a little scared I won’t pull it off. But I’ve done the work, laid the foundation, and I think I’ve got it.
Because I fought to do this, and wow, I’m really getting to do it. That’s incredible.
So mark your calendars for Fall 2020. We’re going to have something awesome.