Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm enjoying this novel work

Okay, I believe this is becoming something of a mantra, but I'm finding that I enjoy working on this novel, this world, this project Dragon Matrix that derives from my Elf and Troll story.

I find I most enjoy it whenever I work on it long enough to get into it. Really short sessions aren't good enough. I need about an hour to really get into it.

I am surprised by how long I've been working on this project, counting all mutations and permutations of it. But that's why I chose it. I'd already proven I would stick with it, even though the short-story versions of it have been awful.

But this is heartening. I feel like I made the right choice. I'm kinda scared to put these optimistic words to net, I have a strong knock-wood reaction. I was just reading something about how this part of the novel project ends eventually and the work gets harder. I guess I'll walk into that wall when it gets here.


  1. What sorts of aspects are you working on right now? Plot outlines? Character biographies? Broad setting details?

    Curious minds want to know.

  2. Right now, plot outlines and character designs and broad setting details. All of that. Mainly plot and government and magic at the moment.

  3. That's always my favorite part of the process as well. Everything seems fresh and new.