After taking a look at the size of part one, we realised that in print, it would be about the size of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone!
We have had this idea in our minds for a while but never really elaborated on it because we weren't quite sure that it would work.
The first book was originally going to have 3 parts.
Part One - 9 chapters
Part Two - 12 chapters
Part Three - about 10 chapters.
Now that we have added the many different Points Of View, Part One grew to 19 chapters! Part One added about 5 more characters to the story. Part Two will add 2 more. We realised that in Part One, not that much happens, yet still we managed to add 10 more chapters and still more needs to be added to them.
In Part Two, a lot more happens in each story. Therefore, each POV will need more chapters.
In Part Three, each POV gets even more interesting.
Can you imagine the size of that one book?
If the smallest is the size of the first Harry Potter...that would be a slog to get through and would surely put off many readers, merely because of the size of the book.
We realised with grim expressions.
The only way to fix this was to split the three parts into individual novels.
There were originally going to be 3 novels. It looks like there will be 9 now!
This means that I have written a novel!
I just need to edit it now...
It's really hard to talk about it now, though, because everyone else has heard us talking about them as Part One, Two and Three...and now they're going to be books One, Two and Three. Even Ben and I confuse ourselves when talking about them!
So the next step is book titles.
We need a title for all 3 of the first trilogy.
Yeah, we're going to split them into 3 trilogies.
If we had titles, everything would be a lot easier to understand!
At the moment, we're having to refer to them as "the original part one that is now book one" and it's driving me - I don't know about Ben - mad.
I really need to think about this and I really don't have the time for novel thinking at the moment!!!
Titles, titles, titles.
They've always been my weak point...