Feralia.net blog. episode 50: Into the light – a writing update

I thought it would be appropriate for my 50th blog entry I stick with a writing theme, so I decided to do an update on my third story. As I mentioned last week, I’m working on the next Feralia story. I’m still not ready to announce a title, but I’ve been hard at work on it and making some decent progress. My goal is still a spring 2021 release.

Without getting into any possible spoilers, I did want to share some details of the section I finally finished. Early on in the story, two of our heroes end up in a cavernous underworld, far below the surface. Although they aren’t really down there for that long, it’s a lengthy section. Because of the length combined with life in general (a busy work schedule and a kid in school included), it took me many months to complete it. I’d been in the mindset of being below ground for so long, that it was refreshing to finally see them return to the surface. It was as if part of me had lived in that dark, musty, monster infested world. To be able to get back to describing beautiful, lush fields, breezes carrying fresh air, the warmth of the sun on the characters’ skin was almost as much a relief for me as it was for them.

It was actually inspiring from a writing standpoint to reach that point of the story and not only finish a major section, but get back into a more wide open environment, having a fresh start creatively!

If you’re working on anything – a story, artwork, craft or something else – feel free to share it in the Facebook comments! I’d love to hear about them!

-Clint

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