My mind (and computer) have been wandering about today. Eighteenth century transportation - roads and boats and carts (oh my!). Forests and the flora thereof. Monsters and magic. Family trees. Legends and lore.
This has not yet resulted in much writing but I am getting a much clearer picture of what the hero of my first book experiences.
I would much rather write novels than do accounting. For now, however, accounting pays well and I am undiscovered.
This creates no jealousy around the success of my friends, however. How totally cool is it to see Jane R's book coming to birth? What a delight (and she shares photos)!
In online chat with a musician today I was struck when he told me that he can tell a story in 3-5 minutes. Well, songs do that, of course. I, on the other hand, tell stories at great length. Much of what I am doing nowadays is fleshing out concrete details to give my fantasy world substance and my characters more depth and motivation.
How very marvelous it is that we live in a world where we can tell and listen to, write and read, all manner of stories in all their wondrous variety!