My Fantasy Story! part one

And that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the past hour. I’ve written precisely 732 words for my story, but have decided I’d best leave it for now as I feel another headache coming on. But still, I’m impressed!

I’ve already written some Star Wars short stories, of course (here, here and here), but this feels different, at least somewhat. For one thing, I’m now writing in my own world, and that has been so much more difficult than I thought it would be. I’m writing what I have been thinking of as “middle fantasy” – it’s not low fantasy, as far too much craziness happens as a matter of course, but it’s not high fantasy, because there are a lot of reasonable, earth-bound things that serve to (hopefully) ground it. Anyway, no matter what height of fantasy, the world needs rules, and it has taken me a couple of weeks of (almost) constant thinking about to decide what I’d like the place to be like.

That said, I’ve not even attempted to get into the whole definition of magic yet…

I’m not expecting this to be some sort of earth-shattering fantasy epic that will change the lives of billions forever – indeed, I constantly refer to it as “my fantasy story” because the thought that it might be a novel, let alone a novel series, terrifies me – but instead I actively hope that the procession of common tropes will make it accessible for many, and perhaps even enjoyable to a few.

I’m not sure if I’m happy with what I’ve written yet, so I won’t post it up here, but I will say that I’ve chosen to write a scene that is nowhere near the start of the story. Because that’s how I roll…

Anyway, I might make this a thing, so stay tuned for (possibly) more updates soon!