Shortly before Camp NaNoWriMo, I decided I was going to heavily follow Brandon Sanderson’s writing structure which was always be planning the next book while writing the first draft of one and finishing up another. I also decided that I was would myself 6 weeks between a first and second draft as sort of a cool down and focus on something else period.
I was starting to get very worried when it got to like 2 weeks, and now, 3 weeks where I am full of little ideas, and writing them down, but not having anything to grasp onto and make a full story out of. Tonight I hit gold!! I’ve finally got a full-ish story outline, worked out a few of the twists I want in it, and almost gotten the gist of my main cast of characters.
Now here comes my struggle; firstly, I notice I’ve made all my characters male, which means I need to make it more even, I realise I don’t have to but I can hear people who might read this book calling me sexist already, and secondly, I am an architecture which means I have to have a pretty detailed chapter-by-chapter outline before I move on. The problem is; my book is mainly set in court – I’ve never studied law in my life and only know from what I’ve seen in like Law and Order and the game Pheonix Wright – this book, is going to be a challenge!! But it’s a fantasy book so I’m hella excited! xD
If any of you have had similar problems of all characters being the same or doing a story around something you really don’t know about and therefore have tips or are willing to tell me how you dealt with it etc then I am all ears! =)
Back to le planning!