Given I only moved over a couple updates from the old blog, I figured it was time for a current update. It's going smoothly. If this book is as long as the other 2, then I'm about 1/6 (16.6%) of the way. If it ends up being longer....well...you know.
Since the multi-perspective fight scenes went over well with Ammit (book 2), I'm going to continue to do that. I'm glad that it did, it was fun to write and made for much longer battles. Not to say it's a good way to fill pages, but that I like my battles to be meaty. It irks me when I'm reading a book and I KNOW there's a big fight coming up and it lasts a paragraph.
I've also decided to show M's perspective in this one. Before now the scenes were either shown from someone elses POV, or in 3rd person (the gas station scene in book 2). To spice it up a bit, I've given his thought processes a bit more dark, edgy, noir vibe that teeters on sounding a bit like the old batman tv show. What I mean by the old batman show is that sometimes rather than fighting a giant robot, he may call it murdering mechano-man, or something equally silly. So far, I like it and I'm doing my best to not overdo it.
Beyond that, this book has them dealing with normal people, which neither Thomas nor M do very often. So, there is some social commentary, but it's pretty light hearted and silly. If I do end up tossing out some deep thought it'll probably be so buried that I'm the only one who sees it...unless you're a thinker and analyse what I'm saying...but it's fiction, so why would you :P