Last time looked at: 3/30/17
Last actual wordage added: 3/30/17
Pages added, 3/30/17: 3
Current page count: 12
Estimated final page count: 300? I don’t really have any idea.
Deadline: None. Purely speculative.
Comments: For those who haven’t seen this discussed elsewhere, this is an Ethshar story that spun off from Stone Unturned. Sharra was a very minor character in that one, but I gave her just enough backstory that I got interested in her and decided she deserved her own book.
I originally called her Sharra the Petty, and that is in fact her name, but since I realized during revisions that she introduced herself and she would never, ever call herself that, she became “Sharra the Charming,” and I changed the title of her story from Sharra the Petty to Charming Sharra to take advantage of multiple meanings of “charm.”
I’m into Chapter Two; Chapter One is quite short. The story opened with her husband walking out on her; now she’s on her own and trying to deal with that.
Ethshar is usually very easy for me to write, and this one’s no exception. It’s (mostly) set in Ethshar of the Sands, which is not quite as familiar as Ethshar of the Spices, but I know it pretty well. And I know about three-quarters of the plot of this story, but not how it eventually ends (though I’m anticipating a scene right near the end where a couple of other characters from Stone Unturned will show up briefly). I’ll need to work out an ending eventually. For now, though, it’s rattling along smoothly.
Word-count is 3,003.
2 thoughts on “Work in Progress: Charming Sharra (formerly Sharra the Petty)”
Like a lot of readers, I’m encouraged by the idea of an Ethshar backlog.
There has always, since 1980, been a backlog of not-written-yet Ethshar stories. How big a backlog varies; right now it’s not all that large.