Maelstrom of Fate Update 5 and New Video Reading

I’d like to think I made up this weekend for not getting any typing or revising done on Maelstrom of Fate last weekend. Here are the current standings:

Pages: 180

Word count: 54,816

Chapter in progress: 24 out of 31 + epilogue

The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe is coming along nicely, as well. I’m currently working on Episode 20, and had the backstory for a major villain present itself this past week. I personally believe to write a good, meaty villain, he/she has to have a good backstory and motivation. The reader should be able to understand why the villain does what they do; not approve or like it, but understand it. This is a luxury fiction writers can afford. Too often in real life, we never get an explanation or insight into why real villains commit their atrocities and crimes; we only see the results of their actions.

To be honest, even if we did get the background and explanation, I doubt we’d understand how they could tell themselves those things are okay for them to do.

And now on to the new video reading.


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