Just a little update on my progress so far. The 3rd Lunar Shadows book has finally got a permanent title. It’s called When The Fog Eats The Mountain. I thought this title was more unique than Heartwood (how many books out there are called Heartwood? Dozens probably). I’ve planned out about 80% of the scenes and written a dozen of them. I’m not sure how long the story is going to end up being, perhaps a bit longer than the first two, so I’m squeezing what I can in and I may have to cut some bits out at a later date.
I visited Edinburgh last week for the first time and I was so amazed by the beauty of the place that it’s given me fresh inspiration to write. Getting to travel gave me some space to think, too, and that helped me to formulate some of the scenes I hadn’t had a chance to really go through in my head. The storyline has switched itself around a couple of times but now it feels like I’ve got a definite path to go down. Owen’s character has evolved so much in this novel that I hope people won’t dislike him because he has changed. He’s much stronger than he was before, and his role in his relationship with Maredudd is slightly different too. I have put a part of myself in Owen from the beginning and I wonder if the change in Owen is because of a change in me too.