Funny how one small thing can lead to something far bigger…

So I was writing chapter 11 of Infestation today.  Well, yesterday and today now I suppose since it’s three in the morning now and I just finished the almost eight-thousand word chapter.  I had something happen in it that was only going to be a relatively minor thing, but as I wrote, it actually turned into a major thing that took up the entire chapter and will continue on into the next.

Some people plan out their entire books ahead of time.  I never have, and that’s exactly the reason why.  When you write organically, the story practically writes itself.  All you have to do is to press the keys to make it happen.  If I’d have planned out my book ahead of time, I’d have limited this to a rather small part of one chapter, but instead it turned into this major thing with aspects of morality, mercy, revenge and other story elements that really ended up being something I’m quite proud of.

I don’t really have much else to say other than that.  The work on Infestation is progressing along at a normal pace.  I should have it finished in the next couple of weeks and then I can edit it and get it published.  I’m still having a dilemma about what do do next.  I feel like there’s still another book or two I could do before publishing the final book of the series, Travelers.  I’ll just have to see where the writing takes me.  I’m thinking at this point that there’ll be at least one more book before Travelers, because I need to wrap some things up with the rest of the series before I publish that one.  There might be more than one, but we’ll see what happens.