The Start of Something Beautiful

Spring break was an interesting thing for me. I was craving an oldfashioned roleplay, like what I used to do when I was younger. Thankfully, reddit provided and I’ve found some wonderful friends and started an epic roleplay with my new friend Sean. So epic, in fact, that’s it’s spurned me to write a novel about it. I’m seriously proud of this thing and excited to flesh it out and bring it to life.

I’ve spent the last week or so working on it, in fact. I’ve now come up with a fairly decent looking map and started to delve into the history, politics, geography, etc. of this particular world. The RP is providing two of the main characters so the plot will just have to hang on for a while because it could take weeks to get to a point where I feel I can write the novel and not catch up.

I don’t really wanna give out spoilers, but I’m hoping that this won’t be the only novel set in this realm or with some of these characters. And I’m very excited to try my hand at high fantasy. I never had this much gumption on creating a world and working so hard to perfect it. When I reach certain milestones, like the official start of the novel, certain words limits, an interesting factoid, etc. I’ll update this blog with those tidbits, but for now it’ll be secret because I’m paranoid of other people stealing my ideas.

I’ve asked my absolutely wonderful and beautiful bestie Megan to help me make the map something beautiful and not just a pencil scribble on a piece of paper, so thank you so much love. I don’t know what I’d do without you.

Also thank you to Sean for being one of the best RP partners I’ve ever had and helping me so much with this story and listening when I want to bitch about how much it sucks to figure out the geography of a fictional continent.

And finally, I want to give the biggest amount of thanks and love to Jon for dealing with the minor neglect while I spend entire days holed up in our bedroom RPing and world building. I love you more than you know and I appreciate everything you do for me.

katiesig

P.S. I have yet to come up with a name for my continent.

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