And that's Necropolis.
Going over it for like the...sixth time, I can, more so than ever before, see how far I've come in terms of not just writing ability, but plotting. Not that I think I'm amazing now or anything, but I'd definitely do it different now.
I think the most obvious problem with Necropolis is that it's kind of directionless for most of the novel. Things just kind of keep happening. This was extremely obvious to me when I started reading over Necropolis 2 and 3 again. They were far more goal oriented.
On the one hand, I kind of like this. I like the smaller scale and the relative quiet and following characters who are just kind of making it up as they go along. They have goals but they're vague and uncertain because the situation is so insane. In Necropolis 2 and 3, and really every novel after that, everything is pretty obvious and the plot is much more driven and straightforward.
There are certainly good ways to do that style of wandering narrative, and I think if I knew more about what I was doing at the time, if I'd had a clearer picture of the overall idea, I might have done a better job. Because I actually had a very different idea. Back then, when I'd just discovered WattPad and was posting Necropolis, it blew up unexpectedly. My original intent had been to switch to a different protagonist (the protagonist of Book Six), who would, after a few books, end up linking up with Greg and Kyra. But I also felt like I'd be stupid not to write an immediate sequel to Necropolis and keep the momentum going...not that it really mattered in the end. Instead, now I have a really confusing franchise of difficult to market novels.
But whatever, Necropolis is over. If you liked it and want more, then good news! You can immediately start reading Necropolis 2: Endurance! It picks up right away. It basically picks up like five seconds later.
Plus, it gets a lot more interesting. Or I think so at least. I mean, well, more accurately, I hope so. Really, that's for readers to figure out.
Anyway, I hoped you liked it, and if you have any questions about it or anything to say about it, let me know and leave a comment! I like interacting with people.
As always, thanks for the support!
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