Somehow I forgot to blog post yesterday, though I did Scribble, and indeed publish that scribbling. The Assyrian Empire.
Today I planned out the next forgotten empire, somewhere on the other side of the world. This one is so forgotten we don’t even know what they were called, or even what they called their great city. Looking forward to writing it.
15 chapters done, 25k word mark. Time to sit down and pull things together again. Secondary plot threads need to start to come into play. Story needs shaking up. Fun fun fun.
I was right, that was fun to write. Put characters in awkward situations and the story writes itself. Or not, as now I need to figure out where things go from here. Might be time to go back to beating it out.
Roughly a third of the way in. New character introduced, and some nice callbacks. Next chapter should be fun to write!
Assyrian empire written up. Probably not going onto the site until Tuesday, though. Three chapters of novel to go through over the weekend instead. Writing is fun.
To be so hated that you would be scrubbed from the surface of the Earth – quite a feat. But Nineveh managed it. And I managed to write half of the article about it – got up to the meat of the matter, but then ran out of oomph. Will finish tomorrow, though it may not post until next week. Weekend’s for novelling.
The Assyrians next, who prove that ruling through cruelty and fear means it can be pretty bad when your rule fails.