Today I got 1671 words written down. All new words on a beautiful new world. Currently it’s called The City of Locks, though that’s only a working title. It likely won’t be the ending title, but it gets to be 4 words for every time I get to bring it up.
The work is good. But my fingers hurt. Typing for so long in a row is hard. So I’m going to leave this here as a way to mark my progress. Keep myself accountable.
Every year, coming up on November, my brain starts to twist and turn. What story am I going to write this year? What world am I going to build it in? And since my first year, when I won with a novel that will never see the light of day, I haven’t finished a damn one. Most didn’t even make it to 10k.
This year, I have decided not to deal with any of the pitfalls that come with writing in a world that I don’t fully understand. This does not mean that I am writing in this one, though. Oh, no. This year, I’m not writing a story. This year, I’m going to build my world.
It’s in my head. It wants to come out and play. It wants to be fleshed out, every nook and crannies explored. So that’s exactly what I am going to do. I am going to put down every detail that wants to come, from what is where, to why the world works, to the different kinds of people, and the Religion.
There’s already a bunch of detail that has tried to come out. And I’ve written down a bit. But I will not be using those words towards my 50k. And I will achieve 50k this year. It will be so much easier to bounce around in a world build, than in a supposedly cohesive story.
So wish me luck and follow my progress. This is going to be fun.