Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Worldbuilding fail averted!

I'd been having such a hard time discovering anything about Princess world (that poor project really needs a title) and it was getting extremely frustrating. I kept feeling like I needed some kind of structure or visual to start me off. I was leaning towards making an outline, in the hopes that a plot would give me something to work from.

However, that was not the best idea. I feel that the best stories integrate the world seamlessly into the plot, so starting with the plot has a potential to result in an artificiality. Luckily, I decided to go with a map instead.

I think the nothingness, the incredible potential of a world that hasn't been made up yet, was too much for my poor mind. It totally shut down. But the map gave me enough limitation to kick start the creative juices again, and Princess and I are back on friendly terms.


  1. Hello! I may not comment much because the blogger platform hates me (it's a mutual lack of love, so one can hardly blame it) BUT I wanted you to know someone's reading. <3

    Also! I don't know if it'll help, but I did a series of posts on prepping for NaNoWriMo.

    I really (really) need to update them for my slightly revamped process, but I've had a lot of folks say they love it.

    Not a plug (I hate hate self-promotion) but hopefully there's something in there that might help step you through your process.

    I don't know much about Princess, but hatchling novels are so precious. <3

    Good luck!

  2. Eh, I'm not such a fan of the blogger platform either. The new layout is rather difficult to navigate...

    It's nice to know someone is reading, and I'm not just shouting out into the empty internet abyss!

    I actually have come across your NaNo posts before. If I remember correctly, those were how I discovered the blog originally. I have a lot of love for them <3

    Hatchling novels! I'm picturing baby dragons. *squee*