People are watching Hannibal expecting a happy ending for Will?
The writing process for Overlord began again recently as I was inspired by, of all things, Arrested Development’s new season. I appreciated the puzzle-box design of the season, and it led me to re-approach the story of Overlord in a few ways.
For now I am writing all the POV chapters per character in their own document for each “season” within the novel. So I have a “Summer” folder that contains all the POV chapters for characters in that season. I’ll have a similar structure for “Fall,” “Winter,” and “Spring” as well. The goal is to have each character’s storyline fleshed out in such a way that it could stand on its own, and then mix the chapters based on the season the scenes occupy in the narrative, and by how events cross over between character POVs.
Right now I have a master document that lists the beats of every POV character with notes on where intersections occur. It’s incredibly fun to list a set of events that a character goes through, only to see in another character’s outline that they set those events in motion, or are directly influenced by another character.
I’m not really at the point to where I can really begin thinking distribution methods comfortably, but at this rate I could easily release the story by season, showing all the POV chapters within that season, or I could also release a character-specific publication that charts the course of their year.
All in all, terribly exciting on my end. :D
I can’t decide who had the storyline I loved the most. Definitely have the hardest time choosing between GOB, George, George Michael, and Tobias.
All in all, a fantastic continuation of the series.