World building has been slow so far. As many know, I am a procrastinator (as one can tell by my blog posting regularity). I have had a few good days of world building. So far I got a rough idea where the towns are in the world. I also figured out some of the geography and their weaponry. I think I got the mythology figured out although I have been considering tweaking it a bit as some of it does have a tie in to the story. I am currently working on the world’s religious practices. The world is a polytheistic society with a few similarities to ancient Egypt. Unlike ancient Egypt, there are much less deities. This world is limited to ten deities, with only nine of them being acceptable for worship. Why only nine? Because that last one rebelled against the other gods and is considered a god of all the bad things in the world. He is not without his followers, although they are relegated to one part of the country. Worship of him anywhere else is banned and is a punishable crime. I have yet to figure out what is the punishment for that is. I will figure that out when I get to it. I hope to be done world building by the end of February at the latest so I can start figuring out my characters and to get an outline done. I would prefer it to be done sooner so I can start the working on my characters and outline and have those done so that I can start the rewrite for CampNanoWriMo in April.
It is now 2016. It is that time once again when I look back on the previous year and look forward to the year ahead. I’m sorry I have not been on here in a while. One of the things I do resolve to do in 2016 is keep up with this blog more. I successfully completed NanoWriMo. Now I am redoing my world building. Why? As I was writing my Nano novel, I realized how little I knew of its world and its customs. I also knew little of its geography and how the towns are arranged. My characters also need more work and depth. I realized I knew very little about them going in. However, I did discover more about them as I wrote the story. I got a lot of planning ahead of me. I hope to have a rough draft done by the end of this year. I also plan to write a few short stories somewhere in between. May all of you have a great 2016!