Furtherance: Day Seventy-One

An even thousand words today! Introduced the main character’s (human) friend, had a thought about the next big plot development (so it’s just a matter of writing the things leading up to that moment), and gave some more thought about introducing the rest of the supporting cast as I go.

Also gave some thought to my old bugaboo, world-building. This book is urban fantasy, but barely such by the current definition. It’s not leather-pants-butt-shot UF, and it’s not magic-is-an-underground-secret stuff, either. The best example I can come up with, and it’s fully demonstrated by the fact that my magic-user protagonist’s best friend is a Benedictine sister, is that this world is a ‘Coexist’ bumper sticker writ large. Magic works, is recognized by the world in general, and is treated like just another faith alongside Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, etc.

This gets me away from a lot of the familiar plot-structure traps so often seen in both grim-n-gritty and magic-is-kept-secret fantasy novels, which suits me down to the ground. This book is meant to be lighter and more heartfelt than most modern-setting fantasy novels. For want of a better term, it’s ‘cozy urban fantasy’.

In other words, it will be viewed as an abomination by all fantasy readers the world over, but oh, well — it’s the book I need to write!


Total Today: 1000

Total Overall: 62028

Total Average: 874

The Anti-Writing Equation

TV: Watched the latest Mom and the premiere of 2 Broke Girls.

Reading: Three-fourths done with The Naked God by Peter F Hamilton; started Ex-Communication by Peter Clines.

Games: Same idle games as usual.