Welcome to 2019!
I am in the throws of writing (or, rather, re-writing, using the original manuscript as an outline) the first book in my epic fantasy series.
This book was written close to ten years ago (honestly) and has sat on the proverbial shelf ever since. It has gone through a few re-writes, but since the original novel was close to 1,000 pages long, this was a daunting task.
One thing I had to consider now was the prologue. It had one, but was largely written in the telling, not showing vein. It was written, in part, much like the introduction to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, with an omniscient narrator. Looking at it now, I was planning to scrap it. I will write a shorter novel, documenting how my epic fantasy world came into being, but not now. Keep in mind, this was my thought a week or so ago.
Then, as I contemplated many of my favorite epic fantasy started, I remembered that many have prologues. Now, I'm not against prologues, per se. In fact, I love writing them. Here's a blog post where I touched on that subject.
So, I put it back in. I cut it down, starting at a crucial scene, but I'm having a blast with it. 2019 is going to be grand.
As the epic fantasy may take a while to get written and published, I may publish a few short stories in the meantime.
Stay tuned . . .