Looking through the final days of the World Building Challenge, I noticed that they pretty much have me doing the same thing: review my notes and edit whatever doesn’t fit with my current vision for my novel. I tried to write a post where I did just that, but I repeatedly hit a wall.
I’ve grown to know these novels after having them in my head about six years. I know the tone that I want to convey, and I can picture the setting in my mind. Sure the story has developed, becoming more complicated and making more sense.
If I give much more prep work to these stories, I think I’m going to go crazy.
This World Building Challenge has been really beneficial. I learned a lot and will probably use some of the exercise results in my novel. Most importantly, it got me thinking about these novels. And anxious to write.
So now I have to move on to the next steps. For King’s Shadow, that means I need to get back at the keyboard and write at least 500 words a day. And for Avignon, I need to get back into my research books.
Did you do the 30 Days of World Building Challenge? Has it helped you?