So, I’ve written about this before, here to be precise. Last time I started with the words, world building is hard.
In retrospect this was inaccurate, it isn’t hard, it’s challenging. There’s whole world of difference between the two of those, because as it turns out I quite enjoy world building, it’s exceedingly rewarding. I never knew deciding on how the passage of time works and working on religions could be so interesting, but then seeing it leads to whole load of reading I should have known really.
I think the problem was that I didn’t totally have the themes of the world set in my head, I knew what they were, they just weren’t organised. After some organisation, I have managed to get some key things sorted. I have now decided that time will pass at the same rate as the real world and have worked out that the city the first story is set in will be an atheist state. Next, I need to address language, does everyone speak the same language or will that differ from one nation to the other? If they do speak different then how am I going to represent this since I only know my mother tongue?
At one time, I might have considered this too daunting a challenge to tackle and looked for an easy way out. These days I can’t wait to take the challenge on.
Exciting times my friends.