My journey through the world of writing and everything that lies in between…

Halfway!

I know it’s a few days late but I’ve surpassed the halfway point of NaNo. I believe I’m at about 28, 614 now; hopefully crossing 30K today.

Counting the words already written on this WiP before, I’m over 40K. I think this novel’s going to be around 70K, at least in the first draft. It will probably end up being somewhat longer after it’s all edited (assuming I get that far!) and do all the proper world building, etc.

Making up an entirely different world is so much harder than I imagined too. Trying to figure out the history, the religions of the world and the mechanics of what little magic exists here is beyond difficult. Maybe I should’ve stayed with historical fiction–then I could’ve just been up to my ears in cultural research instead. You know, something that already exists rather than making it up on my own.

So, props to fantasy writers today–you all are amazing. Of course, all writers are amazing but coming up with a new world? That takes some serious creative juice. I’m not quite sure I have what it takes but we’ll see. If not, I will always go back to historical, my beloved and recently neglected genre 🙂

 

 

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Comments on: "Halfway!" (2)

  1. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who finds world building hard. Used to be I loved it and spent so much time on it, I sometimes forgot to write. That’s why I went to historical fantasy instead. Now I’m world building with an historical structure and it’s HARD. I think because I’m being more thorough now than when I was a teen and also, because I know the world is made up of so much more than I was aware of back then.

  2. Go Dara, GO!!!!! You can do it!!!!!!!!!

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