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A Brief Update

January 7, 2007

I just finished chapter 15. One of the major hang-ups was I couldn't pick out a first name for a character. He's minor, he appears only in passing, but yet, I wanted him to have a good, strong name. I had picked Conrad or Connor, but then when I remembered/realized that his last name was Calloway, I nixed both of those. His father's name was Royce, so I stuck in that general area (since his mother's name is Milana and his sister Miranda). I chose Roman, though I'm not sure if I can actually name someone Roman when they live in a world where Romans never existed. I like the name, enough. I don't know. It might be changed.

I also sat here for five minutes trying to come up with the word "wisdom". "Wiseness" isn't a word, apparently. Either that, or it's just too effing odd to say it. Wiseness doesn't roll off the tongue like wisdom.

So, since I haven't trotted this out for a while, here are the finished chapters: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, prologue and epilogue. 4, 7, 10, 13 and 16 are close to finished; 10, 17 and 20 have one page done each. If things work out like I've planned, I'll have around 31 chapters, which means 21-31 haven't had a real lick of work done on them yet. I know what goes into them, I have that divided up, but I don't have anything typed yet. I'd rather get a nice flow of earlier chapters completed before I push the final 10-12 chapters.

Word Count: 79076
Page Count: 262

I'll try to have another update either tomorrow night or early in the week.


Ψ*Ψ said...

Roman's a nice name, methinks. Not too common.
(By the way...there's a link URL in yr sidebar that has an extra "n." Just thought I'd give you the heads-up. Thanks!!)

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Also, thanks for the vote of confidence on "Roman".

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Thanks for the heads-up. It's been fixed.