So how many dragons are in Archetype book 2? The short answer is one. Also, it’s not quite what you’d expect from a dragon. Because it’s The Dragon. Yeah, I’m making no sense right now.
This plot is being really…squirmy. The narrators keep changing what their arcs are. And while this is really frustrating, I’m not going to demand they quit it, because every time they change, the book gets better. They become more sympathetic. What’s at stake becomes more dire. I’m holding them to a line, making them relatable, even though their circumstances keep getting more extraordinary. So yeah, it annoys me, but it’s for a good cause.
Most of the problem is Amity. Six months ago when I published The Thief, I had a very distinct idea of who she was and what she would become. But that was just me, in the back of my head. In reality, based on how invisible she was in The Thief, I don’t have to do any of those things I’d planned – and since then she’s completely rearranged who I thought she was several times over. In fact, she’s changed so much, that I’m starting to question Mac’s series arc. That’s pretty impressive, for a character to go through such a huge transformation that she affects the plot of someone totally unrelated. She’s got a lot more weight than I gave her credit for. Which is always a nice surprise – but I’m ready for her to settle down so the scenes I write stop going obsolete a week later. >_< And let’s not even mention that she’s completely destroyed my plan for book 3…no, you don’t need to hear that.
Full steam ahead. This weekend, video games off, coffee on. Let’s see if I can have an alpha draft by the end of the month.