At a minor crossroads of frustration and indecision, (I’m supposed to be working on my second edition of TRAMM) I swept together the scattered fragments of The Phoenix Hatchling.
The Phoenix Hatchling is book two of my Seasons of the Phoenix saga. The gathered material above is just over 200k. This consists of scenes removed from The Phoenix Embryo that didn’t work, or ran the main plot into a different direction.
Maybe about 30% of this is material for Idris’s book, and a bit for The Phoenix egg. A small combination of this also includes scene-repeats from Embryo that need culling.
Hatchling may be told in a two-part structure within its pages. I have yet to sort through the material.
Idris’s story, The Phoenix Reflection is already written in a rough first draft format. It’s been sitting around for a while, and at this point, it appears to be a Male/Male action or drama romance. Again, at this point I am unsure if Reflection needs to be split into two separate books–but I am leaning toward that. There might be two strong plots that need equal attention. I won’t know for sure until I tackle said project. Idris’s adventures will not be under the umbrella of Acanthus’s SOTP series title, but the stories are related.
A simpler breakdown:
Seasons of the Phoenix
Idris Wynn Breese
|The Phoenix Egg (pending)||The Phoenix Reflection|
|The Phoenix Embryo now available (click for details)||X|
|The Phoenix Hatchling (work in progress)||X|
I will probably have to work on Phoenix Hatchling, and Phoenix Reflection side by side, because of the related content. Some of the story in Reflection may overlap Embryo. Again, time will tell if I need to split Idris’s story into two separate books!