Guess I was having so much trouble writing something presentable was -- I didn't know what I was doing with the words I had written ... and they were many words. Oh, I had a outline that sort of told a story ... but had no drama. No action. No investment on the part of the characters.
Hope "Catching the Dragon's Fire" puts those problems to rest, and I'll be able to get the next installment written sooner. The biggest problem? Renna is a side character with the drama focused on the conflict of the Half-Elven Triad -- Mariah, Ashton, and Linden -- against the Feld dynasty.
I sort of already knew that. [Think of "The Foiling of Gorsfeld]. But, the relationship swam around in the back of my mind. Now, maybe it'll stick in the frontal lobes instead of the reptilian brain.
Actually, the story didn't take off until I realized that Martonsfeld, Gorsfeld's father, couldn't be the villain because, being human, he would have been dead by the time Renna started having problems with the Felds' pigs.