Summer Camp 2021 Pledge
Which project are your worldbuilding efforts tied to?
At first, I thought my writing project was about a halfling. He was trying to take all the power he could. A unique and scrappy council was ready to stand against him.
As I started worldbuilding, I got to know the people and places in my world. Unexpected events happened, heroes appeared, and whenever I focused into any corner of the world interconnected details emerged. A few times I wondered, did I create that or was it already there? It was surprising and magical. I found myself drawn into the forest as much as the characters were.
Through that process, I met Lavani. Her backstory had sadness; it was difficult. Still, she fullfilled her part in the play. Her story was complete, or so I thought. A simple wooden door opened (well, it was crashed through). I watched as she chose to walk through, escape her fate, and become something more. Not solely for herself but because she thought she had the potential to influence outcomes for others in a positive way.
The challenges she faced, the choice she made, and the outcomes she reached for are what I really want to write about. Many of my short stories and poetry have included bits of her interactions with the world. I would like to continue delving into those interactions for Summer Camp.
I invite you to follow along with her adventures in the articles I write for Summer Camp!