So, I wrote the first page of a new series today. I thought I’d post that little tidbit, since it was a big deal for me. I’m nowhere close to ready to actually write the series, but I’ve been planning and conceiving and envisioning so much lately, I just needed to write.
I have no idea if the first book of this series will actually start with this page or this scene, but it felt good to be writing again. I’ll probably keep working on this chapter while I keep world-building and story-building, and we’ll see where it goes from here.
As for discussing the new series here, I’ve pretty much decided that until it is under contract and I have definite news to share, I’ll be pretty vague. Right now I’ll just say that it has a much larger scope than BOTB. I’ve realized that most fantasy stories, even really big ones, have essentially “single continent” scope. People may come from over the sea in this story or that, but mostly the action takes place on a single landmass, even if there are multiple cultures, countries, climates and more. Perhaps this is so fantasy book readers can have a single map that easily fits onto a two page spread at the start of the book. LOTR, Wheel of Time, the Prydain Chronicles, most of Narnia (save “Voyage” of course), etc, all basically fit this model. BOTB too. This new series is global, and it is a big globe! It’s almost overwhelming at times, but it is also really exciting to think of the possibilities for varied backdrops and contexts and storylines. We’ll see how it goes.