Several years ago (2014), I participated in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. It wasn’t my first time to do it, but my first participation in the event was on another blog, a very long time ago (2012, apparently).
For 2014, I decided my theme for the A-Z Challenge would be worldbuilding, and WOW I had no idea then at the road it would take me down.
Fast forward a few years, and the comments I received asking if the worldbuilding posts would be available later as a workbook turned into… an actual book. It was released in September 2017, and ever since the revision process, I knew it was going to need more.
One round of the alphabet is not enough for creating an entire world from scratch, though it will get you the basics.
So, for this year’s A-Z Challenge (well, I haven’t exactly participated since 2014 but LIFE HAPPENS) I’m basically outlining/zero-drafting the second volume of The A-Zs of Worldbuilding, which means my theme will be…
Building a Magic System!
All right, honestly, I’m drafting all of these posts in March. Y’all are getting ‘Draft Zero’ for the A-Z Challenge (checked for typos, of course). And for Camp NaNoWriMo in April, I’m fleshing it all out in preparation for the second volume of The A-Zs of Worldbuilding!
I’m being very optimistic and hoping that I can get this book whipped into shape and have it ready for publication this fall (September/October-ish). If you want to stay connected to hear all the details about that, and possibly be on the feedback/beta reader and/or launch team, make sure to sign up for my newsletter and select the “A-Zs of Worldbuilding” option.