Jacob's Blog

State of the Nation

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Today I've hit 46,927 words of the second book of the Dark Oak Chronicles, Knight Errant.
The end of book one left me with some difficult times ahead - intentional, but still difficult. 

I always find the first few chapters relatively easy, then towards the middle I feel like I'm trudging up the steepest part of the slope. I get the sense the ground is about to level out for a while and then drop away. The words will come easier, the pace will pick up and the ending will thunder on in!

I've been listening to Brandon Sanderson's college lectures about creative writing, and, after a hard week, I treated myself to the first Mistborn book as well as The Black Prism by Brent Weeks and The View From the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman. 

Also managed to squeeze in a meeting of the Registry of Unusual Absences meeting at the local alehouse. Alcohol was consumed, ideas kicked about and a good time had by...both of us.