The Basics: Ten years ago, the name Milton Fogg popped into my head. I started a story about him and it was whimsical and full of bubbles. Literally. Fast forward to two years ago, it's no longer got bubbles and it's one of the darkest things I've ever written. 3 books total. All finished drafts. Now they need finesse. I plan to spend four months on each book next year in particular, with a head start on the first one this month. Written in first person, past tense. My preference for an automatic unreliable narrator is kind of annoying, but how I like to tell stories, I guess. The Maker Series Book One: Fulcrum This is the introduction to the main characters, the world building, and what the eventual end is for the main character. Her name is Brangienne Frankovitch. Goes by Frankie. This is the one that was whimsical and made very little sense by the time the other two books were done. I'm currently working on writing the first half of it over, with some more revisions in the second half when I can get to it. Frankie learns how to channel her energy into making a shield by the end of the book. She's the chosen one. Hooray, another one of those. Book Two: The Keeper of Time By now, we've met the main cast. The second book is all about a road trip essentially, where Frankie and her fellow soldier, Blaise Blonde (the name stuck with me, and I can't not use it now), go on a quest to find the missing mysterious Berkeley, who escaped her . . . not cage, but containment. She's nuclear, in the most basic of explanations. In the second book they meet Thomas Eirgaught (pronounced ergo), who has a dark secret. By the end, they find Berkeley, and Frankie's gone through the ringer. Book Three: Lazarus Rising Takes place mainly in Lazarus, the other world (again, basic explanation), where they're trying to get to the capital to set in motion the final events that will save the world. Frankie knows almost everything she needs to by now. The ending is a little muddy for me, but I'll post that up here sometime and get some feedback on it. I'm actually kind of proud of it, but I think it needs some clarity. And this is it for now. I'll go into deeper detail another time. I'm in a room where I don't have a charger for my computer handy, and I don't want to get up at the moment.