I was re-reading At the Foot of the Throne today in preparation for re-writing the query letter and putting together a better promotion package for it.
It’s better than Stoneflower, even though I did write it with the intention of being a potboiler. I mean, the pacing and plot is better, and the characters are pretty cool. I wrote it with the intention of just being this piece that isn’t Meaningful Writing. You know, Just Telling The Damn Story.
I think maybe not caring about how damned profound a story is worked for me on that one. It’s decent work.
I’m finding the ending a bit unsatisfying though. I’d intended it to be a trilogy, but I’m beginning to think I could take 20,000 (it’s 90,000 words right now) words or so and just turn it into one fairly long book with a much more satisfying, well-rounded ending and screw the idea of a series.
I could actually do with some feedback on it, if someone would like to read it.