Well, I’ve just come up for air after some very productive writing on the sequel to Fantastical Trips. It doesn’t have a name yet, but I’m not worried. I’ve got quite a ways to go, having recently crossed the 10,000 word mark, but there have been two surprises and at least two plot lines established. This is way better than I was at a comparable place in Fantastical Trips, so I’m hopeful. If I don’t appear for a few days, it’s because I’m writing away at this book while the fire is still hot.
I don’t know about the name thing. The trips in the first book were between parallel earths, mainly. This book, so far, looks like it will all be on the parallel earth. It also looks like the main characters are dealing with threats to the Alliance of the six sentient species by people from our earth and by sorcerers from that earth. Nothing immediately springs to mind to draw in the image of multiple threats either to the alliance or to the integrity of one of the species.
On the other hand, I’m a pantser. The characters will tell me where to go with the story and I don’t have any control over that. It is, as I have said before, their story, their party. If I do what I did with FT, and give it a name now, that name will no longer be pertinent if they show me something completely different later on. So I’ll stick with Sequel until inspiration or a turn of phrase hits me upside the head. Then I’ll start with the naming game.