Motivations: The Young Sorceress

The Young Sorceress was the last part of the Senta and the Steel Dragon series that I wrote.  As I had mentioned before, the series was originally three books, that became books 1, 3, and 5.  I decided to split them up and I decided that I would add two books to fill in the space between.  If I had to do it again, I would have not tried to add these two books, although I think The Dark and Forbidding Land came out quite well.

The idea behind The Young Sorceress was to take Senta from the happy pre-teen that she is in The Drache Girl to the sorceress that everyone fears in The Two Dragons.  I also experimented with the idea of multiple characters across each chapter– something I did in Brechalon.  I’ve decided I don’t really like that format much.  This book originally had a much larger scope when I outlined it, but I became so weary with writing in this world that unnecessary parts started dropping off, until I had a relatively short book.  On the plus side, this is one of my favorite covers.

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