No big deal. But seriously, these couple of chapters have been the most fun to write. My two main characters just met up with an elite commando unit that uses an experimental airship for their missions. Right now they’re taking the two main characters with them on a covert recon mission into a continent embroiled in a civil war. Like I said, no big deal.

Writing the commandos is really fun. There’s only five of them, but they’re not like regular soldiers. Since they’re part of an experimental division, they’re a little looser and crazier than the average troops. That fits perfectly with one of the main character’s personality. The other one? Not so much. He’ll just have to deal with it.

There have been multiple gun battles in the book so far, but the next few chapters are going to blow all those out of the water. The very last 1/3 of the book (which I’m on now) is the part I’ve been waiting to get to the whole time. It’s where all my big ideas are coming out and the tech gets a little more fantastic and the world gets a little more weird. I really, really hope I’ll be able to finish off this rough draft by the end of the week. No holding my breath too hard on that though.

I’ve gotten a lot accomplished since my last writing update. I’ve gone over my proposed 80,000 word goal, but it’s not a big deal. I’ll be pleased if I finish the unedited rough draft under 100,000. Plus I think I might have a title! Or at least a better working one than The Exile’s Violin 2.┬áLet’s take a look at those metrics!

Project: The Exile’s Violin 2 (working title) potentially, Terraviathan

Deadline: N/A (maybe 5/1/11)

Word count: 28,682 (since 3/17)