World Building Project pt.12: Forward.

Jesus, this school year flew by. When I started this whole blogging thing at the start of this year, I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t like it. Mostly because of how forced it was for me, as blogging isn’t exactly my forte. That didn’t change when I came up with the idea of my world building blog, at first that is. I came up with the idea not out of a want to create, but more as a means to an end. Something to get me the good grades I needed. I made it far more laborious than it should have been, and in my haste for results I rushed the conceptual design of my task. Which lead to a good bit of confusion, stress, and missed blogging dates. But as of late, I have come to realize my mistake. I overshot my own capacity for this project, which it suffered for. 

But I’m not going to drop the world building project, not now, and probably not ever. I’ve found my creative stride in this, and am genuinely invested in the world I’ve crafted so far. Hell, I think my best creature designs have come from this project. I know that doesn’t mean much yet since I’ve hardly shown any of it on my blogs, but hopefully that will change when fall rolls around.

This post is more for me to reiterate my goals for this project next year. I mostly want to focus on explaining my designs and lore of my creatures, locations, and events in a more linear fashion rather than throwing bits of it and seeing what sticks. I went back and read some of my older blog posts and found them to be way too esoteric for anyone other than myself to follow. I left puzzle pieces for a puzzle that didn’t exist yet, and I was tripped up for my oversight.

Though, I have a question for all of you willing to answer. Aside from my new objective, should my blogs be made from MY perspective, as the creator of it, or from the perspective of someone living in the world? I’ve tried the latter in the past, and it seems to have worked pretty well, but I want to ask all of your opinions on this. Just to make sure that the writing style fits with the content.

other than that, I’m pretty excited for next year, and for once blogging is a part of that excitement. In fact, I’ve been so excited that I’ve made quite the backup of drawings that I just haven’t had the chance to post yet.

Author: Joseph Hanna

I want to go back to bed.

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