Fantasy or Paranormal for me has been a genre that I have loved to read, watch, and talk about. My favorite TV shows include Ghost Adventures, and when they used to show, Ghost Whisperer, Charmed, and Paranormal State. My favorite movie that I can watch over and over again would be the Underworld series.
I can’t seem to write without having something magical happen or scary. Unless I’m writing an action/adventure story. Usually when I have to write something completely mundane or having to do with reality and real life problems I tend to become bored with it.
My writing ranges from Elementals (Fire, Earth, Wind, and Water) family trapped as slaves, teen witches and demons, to an army of mutant humans dubbed vampires. Right now I’ve seem to join all the fantasy creatures that I like, fairies, witches, vampires, werewolves, demons, sirens, and so much more, into one world for this novella and short story collection I’ve named The Foretold.
This is the first world building story I’ve had to write. I am new at world building so I researched a lot and relied on the NaNoWriMo forums to keep me on the right track. This was the first I’ve built a map and had to do a lot of research and planning to make the territories and the creatures involved.
I didn’t do all of it at once, usually when I needed the information like who is the leader of the Dragon Kingdom or how many different muses are there, I would research then add it to my little document I’ve named the Crystalline Handbook.
The Foretold (both the novella and shorty collection) is centered on thirteen people or crystals who are chosen by the Fates to receive two foretelling visions. Each crystal chosen will receive a part of one of the two visions. One vision will have the solution to the portals between the two world, Earth and Crystalline, colliding. The second vision will show the downfall if the two worlds collide.
Here’s a little synopsis that combines both the collection and novella together.
The portals between the human world of Earth and the magical world of Crystalline
Have been growing forcing the world to start to collide with each other
A problem to both sides needing a solution
On the night when the moon was at its fullest
The Fates chose thirteen members of thirteen factions of Crystals to come together
For a special Foretelling
Becoming The Foretold
Each would be given a part of two visions seen by the Fates
One vision showed the solution to the problem
Another showed the downfall of immortals and mankind after the collision of the two worlds
But on that night where the moon was shining so bright,
Something went amiss,
The chosen thirteen never made it back home,
And the Fates disappeared.
The fate of the two worlds hang in the minds of each Foretold
But first, they must be found,
And remember the visions that seem to have been blocked from their minds.
I swear I’ll have a better summary of this once it’s completed. It’s still in the working stages and I can’t promise you that this summary won’t be changed or added to. I’m having a lot of fun writing this and experimenting with different things, and researching. Hoping the novella will be completed by this year and uploaded to Wattpad. This is a peek into my Creative Madness. What are you working on?