So, I’ve spent way too long not paying much (if any) attention to my novel at this point. I think it’s mainly because it’s only recently hit me how massive a story this is, and how much it’s going to take to make it even come close to it’s potential. [Also, because I’m at a scene that’s going to involve a lot of technical jargon and things I’ve never written before. I’m still trying to circle the issue and try to figure out how to approach it.

For the first problem, I’ve come up with something that will at least set me on the right track. I’m going to sit down at a blank notepad and just ramble off everything I now have in mind for where I want the story to go. Every subplot, character trait, piece of gossip, and subsequent result that I cant think of. Every time I think of this story and the characters involved in it, it gets more and more complicated – Which isn’t a bad thing, it’s just a little daunting for someone like me, who’s never gotten even as far as I currently am now in a story before. Knowing that this is going to be at least a three part series, there are so many plot elements that are going to weave in and out between now and the closing chapter of the final book. There are facts that I know right now and am planning on writing into the story about plot points that won’t even come up until the third book! It’s thrilling to think about, but easier said than done is not an understatement here. So, as soon as I get done rambling here, I’m going to go continue to let my mind just vomit out random facts until I have a good picture of what I’m facing.

The second issue, however, is something I pretty much just have to tell myself to get the hell over and get on with it. I’m sure once I get into the meat of the scene, I won’t have too much problem after that. Things always look scarier from far away, though.


Well, guys, I guess that’s all for right now. I’ll try and update later with (hopefully!) some progress to tell you all about. =]

And, if you’d like to be a sport, and help out, could you answer a question for me? It would mean quite a bit to me to get some responses. So, question:

What kinds of things do you like to see in your favorite books? (e.g. witty characters, lots of detail, plot twists, a certain POV, etc.) And if you can think of something that applies specifically to fantasy (though general tips would help a lot, as well) I’ll give you a lollipop. =D

– Kailene