So, here’s the thing: I planned out the entirety of The Chronicles of New Eden when I was 17 (8 years ago). I knew the general story direction, character arcs, twists and the ending.
But there is a big difference between what you plan to write and what you end up writing.
Since I started writing Sunrise Sapling, I’ve added and removed characters, changed key plot points and altered the details of the ending.
Over the weekend, I had to make another change.
I split a chapter in half.
After completing the first draft of chapter 19 (hooray!) I saw that the planned content for chapter 20 would make it more than double the length of the preceding chapters. Instead of suddenly having a super long chapter, I decided to instead split the chapter and improve the general reading flow.
I’m a stubborn writer by nature and I generally dislike deviating from the original plan, but I believe that growing as a writer includes learning when to change and adapt your plan.
So, although Sunrise Sapling is now 22 chapters long, there isn’t any new content and my original roadmap still holds true.
Writing is still progressing smoothly, and I will keep all of you updated.
Stay tuned for more info, and remember, The Seed must be Saved!