I've put aside the Midget Death Squad piece for the moment and have been concentrating on this book instead. There's a couple of minor reasons for it, but it's mostly finances. I try not to put these out too fast because then it's coming out of my already empty pocket. With book 4 and Hitori coming out within a couple months of each other and then only being a couple months since then, I need to slow it down. So, I continue the writing of the next book.
For clarification, not that anyone except a lone person brought this up: It's not Lords War because that looks like a typo - Lord's War. It's not Lord Wars because its technically one large scale/world war sort of deal. I could have called it the War on the Lords, and I still may, but Lord War looks better on the cover I created....which may get changed.
So far, this has been an incredibly fun book to write. It's basically the same format as the last couple CoM books, but I wanted to do a bit more segmentation with parts of the story. Short chapters that serve the purpose of catching the reader up with the five years between books four and five, but without taking up too much time. I was hoping to have a specific name for this sort of technique (as it happens in movies a lot), but the best I can find is "disrupted narrative." It won't be as drastic as in movies, because I'd have to build and describe a scene for the cut away to be effective. Instead, I'll have a short chapter written years before that ends at some obvious point. Then the present time, disrupted chapter, with the short "disrupted narrative" piece linking back to the previous chapter and finally back to the meat of the present day chapter. Hopefully that makes sense to you, haha. It's not hugely different than the segmented, present time fight scenes, but enough to shift the flow. Don't worry, if it doesn't work and I can't fix it, it'll get tossed. :)