This week has been a crazy week to say the least. I completed my last AP test ever on Tuesday only to find myself with a lot more free time than I knew what to do with. Normally I was used to dealing with having too little time–having to cut some extracurriculars and activities in favor of something else.
Because of that, I had barely any time for writing. It sucked. Being an author was something I dreamed of becoming for years and it was being stilted by my academic ambitions. So, Wednesday, I decided I was going to try and do just that. To put it bluntly, if I’m ever going to get published, I need to quit procrastinating my goals (look at that there’s the blog title).
For the sake of accountability (and an extra push of motivation), I’m documenting my journey here on my blog. I have no idea how long this journey will last. It could be anywhere from two years to a decade. I know it takes time so I’ll probably be a college graduate by the time I’m published. But I’m patient enough that I’m willing to wait.
Obviously I need to have a book to publish so I spent the week revamping the worldbuilding of a project I started last summer. Once I prepare an outline and details, my first task will be to write the book. I spent over three hours drawing out the geography of my reimagined world, then coming up with names that fit the identities of the countries and my characters better. I might need to tweak a letter or two on the names, but it’s a lot closer to how I pictured everything.
Next week, I’m going to place cities and come up with more specific details for the settings in between batching interviews for my bookish podcast. I’m interviewing quite a few fantasy authors, so I’m hoping to learn a trick or two from them!