If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you know that I’ve been working on a new project, the Secondary World Tarot Deck (SecWorld Tarot, for short). You also know that I’ve been lamenting over the lack of in-depth worldbuilding tutorials designed for writers. So I decided that I would create my own while working on my latest story. And while I haven’t decided on the format of the tutorials yet, I do want to show you what I’m talking about (and doing) for the last week or so.
For the past few weeks, this whole writing thing has been hitting me really hard. And after talking to a friend and some much needed journaling, I realized a few things.
The biggest realization? Traditional publishing is not my path.
I just realized today that I haven’t written a blog post in over a month. A whole freaking month. And the worst part? It totally makes sense.
The other day I had a major freak-out. There were tears and other facial fluids that I’d rather not remember. But there were also questions. The ones that I’m trying to create (better) answers to in my life. The title question being one of them.
If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a tarot reader. And I see tarot cards in a lot of my everyday life, both in small moments and huge. Like the one that happened today.
For a while now, I’ve been looking at All Will Suffer Me as a young adult novel. Not necessarily as I was writing it. But from the start, I had it in the back of my mind that it would be in on the young adult shelves. So when I started querying and pitching it on Twitter, that’s how I categorized it. As a young adult epic fantasy novel.
I had a random thought the other day. Then it popped back in my head today while I was running errands. So I let it unfold until it started to make sense.
Writing a book is almost exactly like building a website.