I posted this on my personal blog, but I think it’s something that would be good for others to read no matter the genre they write and/or read. It’s good to remember, sometimes you have to wait for things until you’re ready, even if you don’t know when that might be.
So, as many of you know, Time of Ruin the second installment in the Ash and Ruin Trilogy, releases in exactly one week.
I can’t express the level of anxiety I have about this. Trilogies are incredibly difficult to write, I’ve come to learn. With an open-ended series you have a while to develop your character arcs and have so many plot bunnies to chase down, the pressure is kind of spread out. But with a trilogy you’ve got three books. Three acts. Beginning, middle, and end. And you gotta get your shit done. And each book needs to have a whole, satisfactory story contained within it’s covers while carrying on the major plot arcing through all three books.
I thought the hardest book was the second one, the one coming out in a week. But truth be told, the first book was just as hard. This is a fucking…
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