30 Day Writing Meme Day 01 → Favorite Universe
July 2, 2016 § Leave a comment
Day 01 → Your favorite writing project/universe that you’ve worked with.
Over time, I’ve been connecting my worlds into a personal-work universe. It didn’t start out that way, but it’s fun to think about, y’know? When the inspiration comes from a similar source or even one sprouts another, or when I realize how similar a couple of characters from different worlds are, I start to create in-world reasons for it.
By far my largest story world, because of this, is the world of Jouet Isobel, the faerie. She came into being as an original character in a fanfiction, a plot device quite frankly. Then, as characters sometimes do, she made sure I knew enough about her to want to write her story. Or, rather, stories: multiple works in progress are connected to Jouet. (Unless otherwise noted, these are all works in progress.)
She became the villain in Key. Then because NaNoWriMo, Key (and related short stories) got a prequel (New City Limits), around J’s sister Lily. Jouet and Lily are the main characters of Stadium, from which "The Reward of It All" (Fae Love – Elm Books) comes.
Jouet’s universe crosses from modern times to 17th century, from the Pacific Northwest United States to Faerie. She’s not a plot device anymore. She’s not always a main character. But because it’s a big world with a big cast, it’s a big playground.