esAfter writing the second draft of the Sand Flea for my first National Novel Writing Month, I’ve been stuck. I tried to rewrite this problem story in Camp NaNoWriMo, but it wasn’t to be, and I failed utterly, despite being psyched up for the challenge.
However, after Two years, I feel I am ready to look at it with fresh eyes, and I realize something. Ask is the protagonist, but that doesn’t mean the story has to be told through his eyes. The POV character came shortly after, in the form of Korenila. This will allow the reader to watch Ask’s outward changes that he wouldn’t notice, give insight into the priestess and her bodyguard Evoxe, and perhaps see more of the world in which they all live.
It should also follow a more solid timeline that the reader can track, and will eliminate the boring points when Ask is bedridden and nothing is happening from his perspective.
This is still his story. The voice telling it is simply someone else.