This week has seen a lot of progress made, a few bumps in the road, and a lot of stress. But it’s all worked out okay. (So far.)
I started the week writing a story for CampNaNo, and working on Elondria’s structure. I’m ending it working on a different story for CampNaNo, and back worldbulding for Elondria.
So, Elondria. I’ve been working through K.M. Weiland’s Structuring Your Novel Workbook to try and grasp the basic structure I need to be going for. I came to the end of it during the week, and I think things are looking positive. The book is useful, especially for someone like me just really learning about structure.
I now have a basic outline. I’m thinking of it like a skeleton, and now I need to flesh it out, add the bits in-between the main events in the story. I haven’t started doing that yet, partly because I’m trying to figure out how to work. Digitally or physically? There are pros and cons either way. Do any of you have a preference?
So I’m back worldbuilding. Which is good. I’ve finally settled on a definite era the story’s going to be based in, and am enjoying researching the history of that time.
As for CampNaNo, it wasn’t working. I was writing a story to work on worldbuilding, but I got so far and found that I don’t know enough to visualise it properly. I was drifting back into the time period I used for the previous version of the story. Which is not what I was going for. So I’ve switched to writing the short story I started weeks ago. It’s set in a smaller section of the world, therefore it’s easier to work with.
No blogbattle story this week, but there should be one next. 🙂
The following quote is exactly how I’m feeling right now. Like I’m taking the first steps.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Hope you all have a good week. 🙂