As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts I’m coming to the end scenes of Awakening. The BirthRight Trilogy has all of its major plot points set in place but it’s surprising how much more the smaller plot points fill it out. Things I never ever imagined seem to happen before my very eyes, the creation of new creatures is a common one. I’m pretty finicky when it comes to creatures. I like to plan why they’re there, what their role in Sytas’s (the planet I created ;p) eco-system is, what they eat, what eats them etc, etc.
Most of this stuff never makes it into the book in its entirety because lets face it that’d be pretty darn boring, but it does help me to better describe it if I can actually ‘see’ what I’m describing. For example I do have rough blue prints for the castle stashed in a drawer which I reference when describing where characters are. There is a world map I’ve drawn too but it’s not yet at a stage that I want to put it in the book. Maybe in book three, Feel the Burn, when I’ve basically finalised it *grin*
So at the moment I’m creating a race which is essentially the Southern enemy’s neighbour. I’d actually never thought about them until two days ago when some fantastic drumming inspired some exciting concepts. Now I just need to hash out what this race looks like. I do know they have an exciting method of using their ‘gifts’ and already I can see it developing into the full-on scenes that will occur in Book three. This now means studying how drums are made and potentially doing a bit of research on sound waves *hee* Okay so I’ve given lots away with all that but hey, I know most of you are going to read it anyway ;p
Hope you all had great weekends! I’m trying to decide who to do next on the Character Monday’s if you have a suggestion or request let me know.
Take care all!