The first two weeks of November have been JAMMMMMM packed, because it is that nano time of year and I decided that this would be the perfect time for me to get myself started on Ignis. Last year I did a side project (that I'm still currently revising) and even though I do have another side project about 1/2 way planned, I wanted to get right back into all the Five Tribes stuff this year.
Originally, when I started this, I gave myself one year apiece for these suckers. That was gonna be 5 books in 5 years. But... yeah, I keep getting caught up in other things: books, plot bunnies, LIFE. And well, I failed utterly.
But we're getting close to the end here, folks and this book number 4 is gonna be a DOOZY. Like, I've been wanting to write this particular book since the very beginning of the series and pretty much every tiny seemingly insignificant detail you may or may not have noticed over the course of the books so far will be brought back into play for this book. Did you notice perhaps a sword or a figurine or a character and thought, "Why in the heck did she talk about that only to drop it and never bring it up again?" Well, all your questions will be answered in this book and then some.
Of course, me being me, I will only end with more annoying questions. Because there is still one more book to be written after this one.
So far, thanks to the awesomeness that is nano, I have written about 30,000 words (about a quarter of the book, if you can believe it.) So, by the time nano is over, I hope to have almost half of the book finished (in draft form). My estimate for the book this time around is about 120k. That's modest by Kate standards, but don't worry. This book will be action packed!
So yeah, by the time nano is over, I'll have Nikka & Zyander 2/3rds of the way done. My plan has been to only write those two perspectives for this book and then work on Luka. If you finished Terris, you already know why I would write that perspective completely separate from the other two. If you haven't read Terris, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
So there you go.
In summary: 30k and 9 chapters into Ignis. Will be almost halfway done with the book by the time nano finishes. Halfway done with my final edit for the side project and halfway done with the planning phase for the OTHER side project.
And somehow I'm still supposed to get all the other crap in my life completed. Which is why I'm regularly up at 4:30 in the am, guys.