Four More Days

Remember on Friday when I was lamenting the fact that I didn’t really have a bad guy?

I now have two.  Maybe three.  Okay, two and a half. (The third is behind the scenes, manipulating bad guy number two.)

Sadly, the only one who has a name is the one behind the scenes.

(I should probably work on correcting that sometime in the next four days.)

Overall, though, the outline is shaping up.  (I’m not going to say what it’s shaping up into, but it is shaping up.)

The antagonists are making me tear my hair out.  They’re all after the same seven year old boy.

One wants him dead.

One wants to use him to blackmail the first one.

And the third? The third wants to use him as a pawn to destroy Vinadi and the Academy of the Accord, and is using the second one to get him.

The problem now is figuring out how to weave all three of those together.  The first two aren’t bad, but that third one…

I really want that third one in there, as it will be a great way to tie this into the overall story arc of the series, but I’m not really sure how to make it happen. I’m hoping that as I keep tweaking the outline and moving stuff around and asking and answering questions I’ll figure it out.

Meanwhile, another problem has cropped up, namely, the order of events.  Specifically, the length of time between the arrival of bad guy number two at the school, the arrival of a messenger, and the disappearance of the seven year old boy.

This thing is seriously giving me a headache.

 

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3 responses to “Four More Days

  1. I bet it will all work itself out as you go along with the writing. 🙂

  2. I’m sorry, but…LMAO. You sound like one of my ramblings to myself right about now. I now can’t wait to get to this book (once it’s written) because this is bound to be a load of interesting and fun. Good luck with the villains, they love to have minds of their own and if you’ve got three of them fighting for the same boy… Good. Luck.

  3. And this is why I can’t really imagine writing a series of twelve books! YIKES!!! lol I feel your pain. I’m still sorting out plot holes I already foresee in books four and five of the Shifters & Mages series. *facepalm*

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