Writing is filled with moments that are exciting and brimming in creativity. There are also moments of procrastination and doubt. Learning how to push through the days of zero inspiration makes all the difference in those who write as a hobby and those that write as a career.
There’s a moment in writing that I love almost more than any other aspect and that’s the moment between projects. When I’m dreaming and plotting about what is coming next.
The Soul Searcher is going through the editing phase with my publisher, and I’m starting The Silencer, (book 3) this week. YAY!
However, my brain can’t stop thinking about what is coming next after book three.
The idea of a new project, of world building, is so energizing and exciting to me. I love creating a new series idea and everything that comes along with it. New characters, plots, worlds, and motives all go into world building. This is one reason why I love fantasy writing. With urban fantasy, I’m using our world as the base, but I still get to create, from scratch, a new world to fit in our world. The result of how they react to each other is exciting.
I polled my Beta Reader group and asked what they would like to see next from me. There were several choices: Fairy Tale Retelling, Dystopian, or a novella supernatural series related to my current series world.
It was a close poll!
However, the supernatural series won, and ever since my brain has reeled with all sorts of ideas. I can’t reveal too much yet, (you have to read The Soul Searcher first, so there aren’t any spoilers) but the novella series will be in the same story world as The Kalila Chronicles but with a whole new set of characters and new abilities and societies. I can’t wait to dive in and begin writing and see how these two series are woven together.
World building isn’t just for fantasy writers. Every writer uses this when they create their own stories. Writing friends, what part of world-building do you enjoy the most?