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The Legacy of Androva Series

Postcard from a Pantser

I make no secret of the fact that I have triedand failedto outline all of my books in advance so far. I get a little frustrated with myself because I know the plot is inside my head somewhere and I just wish it would reveal itself all at once. Before I even start writing would be perfect, haha.

I also have to confess that my attempts to plot can be time-consuming and distracting. Therefore, given how little writing time I have available, I've decided to embrace the reality of being a pantser for my next book. I'm not going to spend any time attempting to figure out the plot before I start. The idea is a little scary because I'll be embarking on a brand new series, which means I won't have any backstory or familiarity to get me started. On the other hand, I will have complete freedom in terms of character creation!

Today's blog post is an inside view into the beginning. I am still working on book seven in the Legacy of Androva series, so I won't be focusing properly on anything else until that's finished. But I didn't think it would hurt to look ahead into the magical world I'll be creating next.

This is the prologue. I jumped straight in and let it be whatever it would...

Things I know about the story (my "plot"😳 ):
  • Luca is seventeen. He needs to go to the school to rescue someone he loves from a dangerous magical contract. I don't know who the person is yet (boy or girl?), or how Luca knows them, or what the contract is
  • Both of the characters in the prologue are magicians
  • There will be a romance storyline alongside the attempted rescue, but I don't know if it will be with the person Luca is rescuing or someone else
  • The other high school students (including the person being rescued) won't know anything about magic
  • I hope Luca will succeed, but I can't be sure until I know how bad the villain is going to be
I will be making up the rest as I go along! Thank you for stopping by my blog and, if you are a writer, I hope your plotting (or pantsing) is going well! Let me know if you have any tips...

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