“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
I’ve been away, but I’ve been busy. The last however many weeks have been productive. I’ve immersed myself in notes, planning, scribbling in notebooks, plotting in Snowflake, and brainstorming with my writing partner AKA The Husband. We’ve been mapping out our first novel (let’s just call it “A Life of Rain” because I’ve spent a lot of time in the past dealing with tears and writer’s block), and while I won’t share of the story, I can tell you that it is filled with mystery, darkness, horror, religion, romance, and more.
So what have we been doing, exactly?
Honestly, this all stemmed from the map to the left. I was doodling one day, and I found that I created a really cook map of what seemed to be a really cool world. But I had no idea why, or what it was, or what to do with it. We joked about it and began creating little stories about this map. Our daughter even joined in for a while.
Then, late that night, I began writing in names of territories and making mountains and boundaries and seas. The next day, I sat down with my husband and together we created an entire world, that we’ll call Hole. Continue reading “Write something worth reading”