31 March 2003

Damn. I accidentally signed out. They need to move the bloody sign out button over.

Anyway, I've been working on the reverse outline for HoI in preparation for the Dare on HL. My goal is for 1,000 words a day. Whee.

I already have an idea of what I want to do with things. In essence, I'll be pissing Barukei off. I may have his mother send a whole line of suiters to Barukei--why do things by halves? And Keiki will be right there to argue in favor of accepting Courtship--making sure he weighs his advice towards the only thing Barukei really considers: how things will help his Family. He's really going to push DLufeiyao, though, because 1)he IS Lord Zaothetezhi and 2) House Zaothetezhi is the Mercenary House. Need an army? Hire from House Zaothetezhi. Need a bodyguard? Hire from House Zaothetezhi. Their alliance will be very important in the future--if I ever get the second book done.

I may even throw Akiro into the mix. I wonder how long it'll take Keiki to choke out Akiro's virtues for House Faochimaotao? Keiki, of course, doesn't know what I know about Akiro . . . and it would provide an excellent excuse for his already unstable twin to go a bit more bonkers.

In the meantime, Keiki's going to be working on finding that illegal mage for his Cousin, the TLozhipei. Things are going to get dangerous, I think. Between Keiki's investigations and Akiro's apparent defection, Akotai's going to be getting very . . . messy.

Whee. I know what I'm doing. Well, with this one, anyway.


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