These last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind for my writing. The creative juices are flowing and I find myself furiously typing at work. Hammering away at the keys in every moment that permits me. The story in Kingdomfall is coming to an end and it’ll soon be time to make the edits and rewrites of chapters. But, most of all, I’m enjoying where the story is taking me. The characters feel varied for me, larger than life yet still have their everyman moments. I’ve asked a few people and, for them, Dirham is one of their favourite characters. Even more so than the main protagonist. It makes me wonder whether I’m doing this subconsciously, considering he’s the everyman in the story. Is he, perhaps, the actual main protagonist? Maybe… Maybe I missed a trick.
The next book in the series is going to be slightly different. The reason? A completely new point of view. I won’t say too much now and spoil it, but I’m excited for the next part of the story.
I have to say, I never thought I’d be a writer. I’d loved the idea when I was younger, but never seemed to have the time. I’d always be out or working, or socialising. I guess when it’s your time, it’s your time. Now I’ve started it, I have to finish it. I’ve toyed with the idea of making it a nine part series. I’ve toyed with the idea of a trilogy. But ultimately, the books will continue until the story has been told. There’s more ground to cover yet. And who’s to say that I won’t write more books set in the world of Vikinsa? I’d love the idea of a new cast of characters coming across old ones, like seeing an old friend.
For now, there’s a long journey left for Rhyn and company. I hope you’ll join me.