I figured since I don’t much use Tumblr anymore, but would still like to some long-format text posts, I’d set up my own blog and do that stuff here from now on. This blog is going to be all art and writing! I took requests from readers on what they’d like to see, and ended up with a fun list of suggestions ranging from art and writing process posts, ‘behind the scenes’ stuff, tips and tricks and author guest posts.
So let’s kick off this first post with a trip down memory lane to the very first full-length novel series I wrote and published: IRON BREAKERS!
Since I do a lot of my early plotting and outlining on pen and paper, here are some photos of some of my plans and notes, scattered across several notebooks! Please be warned: Some of these notes contain spoilers for all three IRON BREAKERS books, so if you haven’t read them, proceed with caution. Some book ending notes have been blacked out, since I’d rather not reveal the ending of my entire book series in a blog post 😉
It was so much fun going through my old notes. I left a bunch out that weren’t really worth showing. I also found I have even more hand-written notes for THE ICEFJORD SAGA, so I’ll save those for a different post. It’s always so fascinating to me to get a glimpse into the creative process of others. It somehow also helps to see that these wonderful novels I read and love didn’t just magically come into the world perfect and whole, but that there was a ton of hard work behind the scenes we didn’t get to see. Maybe by sharing these old notes of mine, I can make the process seem at least a little bit less mysterious.