Writing Journal – The Fall of the Stone – 26 March 2023
It’s Sunday, 26 March, and today I started writing chapter 25 in The Fall of the Stone. Yes, I am close to the end. These are the last chapters. And only now that I am reaching the end, I am starting my writing journal… No, perhaps that doesn’t make much sense, but sometimes things happen at the exact right moments.
Why a writing diary? Why would anyone want to read about my journey through plotting, writing, re-writing, editing, tea, chocolate, no time, late nights, early mornings, more tea, more chocolate, a little red wine, tea, dreams, wondering, writing, writing, and some more tea? Why would anyone want to read the journal of an author no one – or very few people – have ever heard of? I can’t answer that for you, because I’ve been asking myself the same question 😉 I do, however, want to write this diary, so if you happen to find my website and are reading this, thank you for visiting. It is very much appreciated!
The Fall of the Stone isn’t finished yet, and it was one of the most difficult books to write for me… Perhaps because it wasn’t based on dreams like its predecessors, The Path of the Stone and The Rise of the Stone. It is interesting to note, though, that after I was stuck for a while and I didn’t know how to continue the story, a dream came to me one night, revealing the rest of the plot. I woke up, and continued writing, now having it all very clearly in my mind. Isn’t that just amazing?
A fellow writer and good friend told me that maybe I extract much of my inspiration from my subconscious mind. Could that be true? It’s worth exploring, isn’t it? I don’t know much about it, but when he mentioned it to me, it did make me think about it.
Two days ago, I added a character list to this book – I did the same in The Rise of the Stone. What are your thoughts on character lists? Are they useful in fantasy books? Do you, as a reader, look at them or quickly skim over them?
Today I’ll work more on chapter 25. I am not done yet, at least not today. And soon I’ll add more to my writing journal.