Didn’t wanna mix these two, so here’s my second post. The worldbuilding is coming along swimmingly. Sometimes it feels like I’m swimming upstream, but it’s happening. I’m still changing things around. Finally settled on a mark of the Goddess Morrighan (the celtic goddess of war and fury) which, I shit you not, I actually drew myself. Being that my drawing skills are practically nil, I’m proud of that. It’s basically a scythe (Grim Reaper style, except reduced to one continuous line with no detail) intersected by half a moon. Because Alisia has death magic, and it’s governed by the moon….it seemed logical.
Now I’m working on the villian’s magic. I’ve changed his magic so many times, it’s ridiculous. Nothing seemed right, you know? So I keep trying to hit upon that special thing that gives me chills. Today it’s souls. Tomorrow, it might be different. I like the soul thing though so I will be exploring that further.
This weekend there’s an edit marathon at Forward Motion, so I’ll be doing some editing. Yay.
And lastly, an old project reared its head today. I was idly going through my Palm doc files, and ran across my first Nano ever, and my first finished novel, The Sacrifice. My, that draft sucked, but I took part of it and made it Darkweaver. And the rest is now what is known as Surrender. It was in the writing queue before Pirouette took over, but it sorta fell by the wayside. Sacrifice has undergone many changes, including my first attempt at dark fantasy, Eternal Dance. Brilliant, I think. 😉 Anyhoo, I am now officially itching to work on that project again. Who knows when though! I’m “booked” till the end of the year. But it will go in the plotbunny file, and maybe I can resurrect it in time. Some cool worldbuilding elements came to me so I will probably poke at it from time to time. But….it must stay on the side. Waaaaaay off. Cuz you know, I got three others that are patiently waiting for their turn in the spotlight……