It has been three weeks, and I do not have a ton to post about this week. I'm mostly doing this just to make sure I post weekly. I am afraid that if I miss a week, that will turn into a month or longer. The blog really helps me set my priorities to make sure I am setting aside time to write.
I was struggling the last couple weeks with transitioning between different "scenes" I had planned out. As I talked through this with a friend, he suggested I may be trying to race to a particular point in the story's timeline that I consider the "present". The present time in m mind for Ryndaria is the state of the world I dungeon mastered for our recent Dungeons and Dragons game.
The friend suggested I begin writing about Trezl at this particular point in time. I can then flash back to the previous months as a way of filling in the blanks of how Trezl got to where he is "today." This week, I started doing that, and I found myself able to write a little easier. If anything, it has been a good exercise to get me back into the world mentally. I can "see" the world more clearly now, and I am able to write about Trezl the way I think of him instead of the way he "was."
In other news, I let someone read the first few pages of the story yesterday. It was nerve wracking, but it went well. The feedback was positive, but brief. It was a good start.
Thanks for reading!