Thursday, 7 February 2013

So much content (sigh*)

Over the last few days I have just been reviewing potential content and what has already been included so far. Would you like to know what I have concluded? No? Well this is my blog so shut up and listen. Basically the period in Japanese history is one of great turmoil, it has since been called Sengoku Jidai (the age of the country at war). Then as Nobunaga enters the fray there are several lords who have managed to subjegate the territories around them and have become power houses. These include the Takeda (under Shingen) and the Uesugi (under Kenshin) in the north and the Mori (under an assortment of quick successions) in the west and Nobunaga in central Japan. Then under all of these you have their own vassals and then below them you have futher retainers and clans and extended branches of each clan.

So basically even after a massive reducing effort on my part the storyline shall not be straight forward due to intrigue and just generally complex and unpredictable characters.

So back to the point I was going to make, I am considering the very real possibility that the book 'The rise and fall of the Demon king' will have to be divided into volumes due to the sheer quantity of content. I mean, I am at 65 thousand words and I am nowhere near finished, not even 50%, the first draft.

 Pretty boring post today just keeping you guys up to date with what's going on.

(working title) The rise and fall of the demon king. word count : 65139
(working title) The Toyotomi Shogunate. word count : 0
(working title) The cross roads of Sekigahara. word count : 0

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. -Extract from The Art of War, Sun Tzu (544 BC - 496 BC)

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