Sometimes when I daydream about a writing career, I imagine getting Heirs of the Seven Realms with a publisher who will take all the other stories I have planned out. And then my imagination goes really wild and concocts a project so out there only an air-headed dreamer would dare hope it could happen.
Sometimes I imagine that after all the stories from this realm have been told, the publisher agrees to an atlas. The lands, the cities, the buildings. All of it done up in gorgeous artwork and accompanied by commentary from me.
And then my fingers just go wild and start writing out everything my brain can remember about my design process when creating the maps, the cities, the buildings. Because if it doesn’t get written down now, my brain might not remember it when it comes time to get it pulled together.
Then I have to rein in my imagination and my fingers and remind myself that something like that is a long way off. (As in never going to happen.)
But it’s always interesting to look back at the maps and such I’ve created and try to recall what was going through my mind when I made it.
Does your imagination ever go hog wild at the possibilities of a future career in writing? Or the possibilities of your career if it’s already started?
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