I took the plunge. In the end, I write for me and this is what Me wanted to do. The backstory story I started last month (and also finished last month) felt too comfortable to leave alone. I agonized over the decision for a couple of days—and took the plunge.
I’m writing a Vistanna POV tale, tentatively called Summoning Shadows. For a novel to worm its way into my heart takes a lot of effort.
First, it bounces around in my head for awhile. My attitude is that if it’s worth my time it’ll be impossible to forget it. I couldn’t forget Vistanna. The next step was writing down notes in various files that covered everything from background to characters to locations. That led to backstory, which led to a narrative outline.
Then, I took the plunge.
The plunge was commitment in the form of setting up a Scrivener Project…
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