I can't believe the month is a third of the way over, it's gone by in a blur. I've been busy with Camp Nanowrimo, but not doing the story I thought I was going to do: after a full day of staring at a blank screen and not writing a single word, I realized I didn't want to work on Rush for Nanowrimo. It needs editing, not really new content, so I wouldn't have gotten very far if I had stuck with that one. Instead, I'm working on a rewrite of an idea I started and mostly scrapped for November Nanowrimo last year: a high fantasy called Runeless.
It's an interesting exercise because it's teaching me how to worldbuild, which I don't have a lot of practice with. It's a lot like character-building, I'm finding- you pick traits, and dig for why that trait exists, and how the different parts of the personality interact, and what impact that has on the story. My world is temperamental and very old, and it's a lot of fun- and a lot of work- to find out what exactly that means.
Currently, it's slow but steady wins the race. I'm hoping so, anyways. I'm at 10k words when I should be at around 16k, but I'm really happy with the words I do have so I'm optimistic the plot will come faster the further I get in.
I'll update at the halfway point on the 15th whether I'm at 25k words like I should be (fingers crossed!) and in the meantime, if you're doing Nanowrimo too, swing by our cabin! My username is Kayuka-Skye, hit me up! Word wars do me good. ;)
Until the 15th! Back to writing!
10/29/2022 10:02:00 am
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