Flower Moon Progress — 2021

The Full Flower Moon is here today. This is such a magical time of year, when the green is overpowering the gray and splashes of color can be found far and wide.

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I’m moving full speed ahead on the Cygnian 7 and learning a bunch about both the series and my writing process. The biggest lesson: it’s a heck of a lot easier to change an outline than a finished draft. I’m outlining everything before I start the other books. Unfortunately, that also includes Kral.

The deeper I dug into those edits, the more I realized it needs a rewrite. Kral’s tone is closer to The Department of Homeworld Security (not surprising, since I’ve been focusing on that series for so long, and Kral was the first thing in that world—but not that series—that I’ve written). I should be able to use whole chapters from the draft, though, so I anticipate it’ll go really fast once I have those outlines done.

From the outset of my writing career, I found that writing from an outline made everything go so much faster. It’s easier to keep things cohesive as well, which is vital for a series (especially one with seven books!). I love that Cygnian 7 has a beginning, middle, and end, and the story arc for the series is so strong and compelling. I can’t wait to share more with you about this series, including a sneak peek coming up a bit later today 😉