The Problem with my WIP Series

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As Much as I love writing my main series - The Master Swordsman Chronicles, I do find myself sometimes wondering how much I hated myself when writing them. As revisiting the first novel, Order Of The Black, for a rewrite has brought up its own problems, namely the fact that I am having to remember which bloody person aside from the main characters I'm talking about.

This problem only really is with the elves (always the bloody elves) and the fact that [SECTION REDACTED- SPOILER] at the end of the first book means we end up closer to the older of the two brothers, and moving entire countries with quite a few thousand people in tow (Definitely a mass exodus if you ask me)

not only that but the brother in the first book, Emeril is a bit of an arse (and called a bastard multiple times, by many different people, as well a prick and many other things) which is probably why I always want to talk about the older brother, Caspiar, because he is a decent fellow (even if he does occasionally sound like your mother if you and your sibling are fighting)

Plus when your dwarf MC has like four other brothers to deal with (well, all of them are dead by the end of the third chapter of the second book) you kinda have to try and remember which one is which (well the one that got exiled was easy, but the other three weren't so much lol) it makes your life harder because you're having a character reference one of the brothers and being like, "what was X's name again?" made for some hilarity/hours of searching.

Death, as it may have occurred to you by now, is something that happens fairly frequently in my series, not as frequently as GRRMartin in A Song of Ice and Fire, but when I say my series is ASOIAF meets LOTR minus dragons, I mean the deaths are like GRRMartin (as is the MC's appointment as something) but then everything goes LOTR as I have elves and dwarves and orcs and aside from dragons, I wouldn't be surprised if it existed there. (Hel, we even have fire salamanders, and Direwolves, which again was a nod to ASOIAF)

The worst part of all this is that the three books that I've written so far in this series, have all been pantsed, and i literally have no plans for it at all except a minor "I want X, Y, and Z to happen" in my head. and now I'm having to go through and create those plans (as timelines on Aeon Timeline, I hate the software's design with a passion, but it will serve its purpose for now)

Sorry it's a long one, but I have been sitting here keep writing the wrong bloody brother's name in the book and having to repeatedly backspace to correct it.

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