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The Royal Woodcutter: Overview (Update 1)

Hello, everyone! This is the first of my weekly updates on the progress of my trilogy: The Royal Woodcutter. We'll see how these go: some may be short, some may be long.

Progress has been slower than usual this last week. I've had some exta work and other things come up. Our church is having a revival meeting this weekend, and I plan to work on my next Fruit of the Spirit devotion next week, so it'll be a week or two until I can get back into my normal routine.

As many may know, I originally planned for this story to take only one book. However, fifteen chapters in I realized I was rushing everything and I either needed to scrap a ton or split it into multiple books. I did some brainstorming, and figured out how I could make it into a trilogy. The fifteen chapters that I wrote are the basis for the first book, and will expand into at least 27 chapters. Some more brainstorming led me to drastically change the ending that I had planned, which requires a lot of rewriting for the latter chapters.

But the progress I have made has been good. The first few chapters didn't require much rewriting. Now at chapter 12, it's starting to take a little longer to finish each one, but I'm still hoping and praying I can get the first book done by the end of the year. We'll see: I only have three months left.

Most chapters have been going smoothly, but there is always those few that are harder. Chapter 11 was one of them. This is the first chapter from Pyrel's perspective, and I washaving a hard time making everything go smooth. I'm definitely going to have some re-writing to do for that chapter.

While writing book 1, I've been thinking about how book 2 is going to go. I have a general idea, but it needs some filling in. There's a handful of ways I could lead the book. Figuring out which one is the best is the hard part.

That's about it for this update. I think I'll talk about where I got some of the inspiration for some of my characters and places in next weeks update.

Please continue to pray for me as I write this book,

All to the glory of God!

Brett G.

Simple Tales

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