Inverarity (inverarity) wrote,

AQATWA: An abundance of characters

So I have a bunch of new characters all being introduced in one chapter. I feel like I'm writing The Hunger Games. (No, that's not a hint about the plot.) I remember a comment I got a lot about Hogwarts Houses Divided was that I dropped so many characters into the story that people had trouble keeping the names straight at first, though most readers apparently got them sorted out eventually. Still, I may have to eliminate a few characters when I go back and revise. Assuming I don't eliminate entire swaths of the book, since I'm still in that meandering "I know where I want to go, but right now I'm just winging it" phase.

There are a lot of big events and new developments in AQATWA, but the connective tissue that will hold it all together as a coherent book isn't there yet.

However, you may surmise that at least I am writing again. I never really stopped, but progress has been dragging for a while.

Current word count is 131K words. I still predict this is going to be the longest of the AQ books yet.

And now, one of the best illustrations I've seen of Alexandra, courtesy of cactuscommando, and another one of Dean Grimm! Click the links to go check out the full-size versions on the artist's DeviantArt page.

Alexandra Quick
by ~cactusfantastico on deviantART

Lilith Grimm
by ~cactusfantastico on deviantART

Abraham Thorn
by ~cactusfantastico on deviantART
Tags: alexandra quick, aqatwa, fan art

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