novel is almost complete and ready for publication. I can feel it. I can taste it. I can see it being published and being
great. But……+Dyane Forde pointed out that my world is flat.
my world passable and none of my critique partners would say anything. But someone did. And now that someone did I have to admit this
my world building is just f*cking lazy.
books, I tend to ignore the world and focus on the characters and the plot. So that’s how I write. I want my characters and I want my plot and
everything else is secondary.
fantasy readers want the world, the characters, and then the plot. I know this.
So it’s time to get off my arse, do some world building, and then figure
out how I can add it to the story without slowing down the pace. For me, PLOT COMES FIRST. But there is no excuse for my characters to walk around on a flat surface.
admitted my insecurity, which is really just me being lazy, now I gotta do
something about it. I’m off to Build A World.
out the other insecure writers here. I really like Beverly’s post on how she deals with rejection .