Bazinga Mitches. lol. So I figured I would give an update on what has been going on in my literary world. I have been lazily at work creating Blood On The Throne. I love that title btw. Rambling thought in 3,2,… the original idea for the title was actually going to be Coldplay (A Rush of Blood to the head) and Jay Z/Kanye Watch the Throne). or A Rush of Blood to the Throne instead of the Jay Z/Kanye (Watch the Throne) and Micheal Jackson (Blood on the Dance Floor) mix. The reason I changed it was because my beta reader said that unless there was in fact mass amounts of death happening in this book that having the title be a Rush of Blood wouldn’t be accurate or more importantly slightly misleading.
The reason I bring this up is because I think I have killed off maybe 20 characters in the first two books combined. Granted the majority of them were off camera but dead is dead in Action Figure land. Currently the death toll in Blood On the Throne stands at, and this is off the top of my head not quite an accurate count,drum roll please… 17.
I am a third of the way through writing this book and I have nearly equaled my kill count for books 1 and 2 combined. I guess A Rush of Blood might have been accurate. And there is a lot more to come. At least two major characters are going to kick the bucket before the ink dries on this one.
As I have said in older posts I let my characters tell me what is going to happen but all the signs are pointing to the deaths of some of my favorite characters. There is one in particular that I really don’t want to kill but it is getting more and more likely the further I go. As I was writing this thinking about who was going to live and who was going to die another major character told me that they were not going to survive. In order to stop making myself sad that I have to kill these people I am going to just list my current chapter titles for your perusal. Thoughts are always welcome.
I. Crash And Burn
2. Me, Myself And I
4. Love and War
5. I Went Down to Virginia
6. Letter Home
7. Mistaken Identity
8. If I Didn’t Know Better
10. Dirty Laundry
11. The Black Widow
12. Breathe Stretch Shake
Those are the first twelve. Ironically half of the chapters do not include my main protagonist Lee.
UPDATE. That character recently decided he did in fact want to live. Currently about half way done with book 3.