For months, that’s how I wrote my first book, and then my second book. Some days the words were like a thundering river, literally gushing onto the pages. Other days, it was more like a seasonal creek in the middle of a long drought. I was lucky if two coherent words trickled out. Mostly, I ended up just looking at a blank page. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was a Pantser.
Superficially, writing may seem like one of the least physically taxing professions on the planet. How hard can sitting in one place and thinking be after all?
So, you’ve got an idea for a book? Fabulous! It’s a work of SciFi/fantasy, you say? Awesome! Ah, and I see you’ve got a list of characters and a general plot of your story. You’re doing great! Now what about a worldbuilding outline?
Intricate worlds. Unexpected twists, A satisfying ending. This, and much more is what an author promises a potential reader to entice them to pick their book out of thousands on the market. But delivering this isn’t and will never be easy.