Sin: Oh for the love of the gods! I don’t look anything like that!
Author: Sorry. Thief images on the internet are rather basic. It was either this or a leather-clad woman that would be equally at home on a stripper pole.
Sin: Fair enough. Why are you talking to me? You never talk to us here.
Author: You started it and I might have unlocked something when working on something for The D/A Dialogues. Want me to stop?
Sin: Go ahead. Tell everyone the problem you’re having with me.
Author: I really have to de-brat you.
Sin: Losing daylight, author boy.
Author: Fine. Here we go:
Sin is my adventurous thief that will be hitting his series after Luke, Clyde, Darwin, and a few stand alone books. I created Sin as a Legend of Zelda clone in high school, he went to sleep for a while, and awoke in college as something else. He is the most cunning of my main characters with the ability to find an answer in an instant. His main weapon is a crossbow too, so he isn’t a close-range fighter or a spellcaster. He uses a magic crossbow by the end of his first book, but whatever.
Anyway, I keep loading books onto him because of his style. Each Sin book has 4 acts and comes off like a Final Fantasy game. Multiple tiers of villains, ancient ruins, new allies in every story, entire world on the line, and sacrifices to be made. So, when I have a big story that can span all of Windemere, I look to Sin.
Sin: Which I greatly appreciate. Makes me feel special.
You are. The problem is stemming from the original plan. It was supposed to be 7 books with each villain embodying a deadly sin. Then I came up with a story revolving around the Weapon Dragons and would return an old villain to the world. So, I made the last book about a villain that embodied all 7 sins. Easy to do. Until I came up with the idea to involve my immortals from the book I wrote in high school. They show up and it gets simply messy. I think I was going for Original Sin with that. Yet, I fear I’m going too far with this.
Each story is epic and well-planned when I get to it. I just wonder if I go too far and depend on Sin for too much. Does anyone else do this?
Sin: I don’t really see what the problem here is. Are you nervous about having to stop my series twice to move onto another series that I walked into the aftermath of?
Author: Possibly. It’s also self-doubt.
Sin: Stop being an idiot. Can’t believe Clyde, Luke, and I are in that head of yours.
Author: Maybe I should do an interview with you.
Sin: You realize that would open the door to all of your characters getting one even if their book isn’t out yet.
Author: Probably should think about that.