I feel like all I’ve done recently is take notes for Onesong. My notes page inside my file (something that I didn’t do until this novel — usually I have notes outside of my draft, which means I always have to go looking for it. I think this is a habit I’ll have to change because I do like having my notes inside the file) is growing. Most of them are simple little things, scenes I still need to write mostly.
But soon, I’ll be ready to get back to Onesong and I’ll have lots of notes to start with. I can’t wait.
Okay, I’m going to admit that it was in writing this chapter that I really started to enjoy Cirvel. He’s always been an interesting character, but he becomes so deliciously cunning here that I really started to adore him. He was good fun before, but now… now I really long to tell his story.
This chapter also came about because of working on the audiobook for Quest for the Three Books. I was at the part where Greytas is standing against Steigan at the Induction Ceremony where Steigan becomes Martias’ Sacred Knight and Greytas makes a comment about how the ceremony had become a circus show. The more I thought about it, the more I wondered if this world had circuses. Obviously they must, right? It was said, therefore there must be a circus. So, I wrote a scene to add a circus. It was a completely dislodged scene and I had no idea where it would find a home. Then I started writing the rest of the scene in this chapter and I knew the circus would fit in here.
That’s when Cirvel started showing his true devious colors.