For WBAB I didn’t do any planning for any of the books. I ended up with lots of lovely scenes but no real plot.
So for Edifice, I took a different approach and outlined first. My word count is way lower with this method because I only put in the essentials. But it’s been much easier to go back and add in than to change the whole core of the story like WBAB. So I’ll probably stick to doing a primary outline and adding in after the first draft.
I don’t know. I think I’m good with emotional descriptions. My character isn’t just happy to see someone, her heart blooms at the sight of his desperately missed face. Strengths are tough though. Not a lot of people have read my work so it’s hard to judge.
If you’ve been following me you know, I have two WIPs. But I’ve Already posted intros and summaries for those. If you’re interested go check them all out! But today I’m going to focus on some fun facts about just one of my WIPs.
Wedding Bells and Blood
This book didn’t have a title for two and a half years! I called it by the main character’s name, Amara.
I actually wrote books two and three in the series first. Then I thought the background should be its own book. That may be why this book has been so hard for me to figure out. I was trying to write a story that had to have elements from the already written sequels. Only recently have I discovered that I just need to write the story, let it be its own thing, and if I need to change the later books around it, so be it!
I had the idea for this book brewing in my head since high school, which for me was a very long time ago!
The villain in WBAB started out being based on a high school crush of mine and was not a villain at all in the early stages. As I and my characters developed, his physical traits changed and somehow he morphed into the villain. How do these things happen?! Writing! Ha!
That’s all the fun facts I can think of for this book! I hope you can enjoy them!