So what happened in the meantime?
My main focus in the last days were characters, timeline and locations. I don’t want to make the mistake to describe the shop, for example, in different styles. But first things firsts
The first thing I did was to think about my three main characters: Marielle, Brigitte and Marinette. How do they look like, what are their good and bad sites, little history and so on… I alreads have some profiles on this blog, but I really wanted to go in detail with them.
Then I thought about all my other OCs that would be active in the novel or just be mentioned. I already have many information on my blog about them, but I had to put everything together – that took some time.
A great post about characters and how to build a “good” one was made by River on Strike A Spark, check it out. It also inspired me to look over my characters again.
Yes I need that…
It can be quite complicated, if you have so old characters like me (like the Loa, the Daevas and so on) and we speak about hundreds of years. Especially because of the Zombies, I kind of have a fix timeline. They are made in different ages and occasions, that are important for their history and character. The latest Zombie is Benedict, who died in Culloden in the 18th hundred. So the war between the Daveas and the other supernatural beings must have happened after the war between England and Scotland (1746). Of course I could just say, he is made before that, but 1) I really want him to have died there 2) Sam (who made all the Zombies), can only make one Zombie each century and vanished after the war, so I would have to reorganize all the other ones again too –no thank you!
I am still not sure if I am happy like that. But on the other hand, I have no energy to recreate the whole universe timeline until the first of November where NaNo starts. The story will take place in 2017, mostly parallel to our history and universe, but maybe with some little changes (that will be my interpretation freedom). So yeah. I think it will stay as it is.
I really have to think about this…
How does the shop look like, also where do the girls live, how do it look like, how do all the locations from other characters look like that are important for my story. I am still not sure I planned all of them, but I think the main locations are done.
I really don’t want to describe the same place different each time… But I am sure other locations will pop up and I will add them in the planning sheet.
Are there any tips on location, timeline or anything else you can share? How do you plan? Do you even plan?
Okay thank you and Happy Planning – or not 🙂 cheers ❤
Edit 11.10.17: I used the tablet of my boyfriend for this post and it cut of the last sentence…next time I will use the computer again >____<