O is for Organize
Truly that is the last thing I am. I'm so not organized that I'm doing this post shortly before it goes up!
Planning and getting ready for anything requires it. Setting up a book or a plot takes organization. Writing paranormal requires world building and believe me, I have to be organized. In the series I'm writing I have to make sure the personalities, the setting and the physical characteristics remain the same throughout.
I finally broke down and created a worksheet. I had to remember what dragon had what colors for their scales. I had to make sure the names and matched the hair and eyes. That the dragons when they shifted always looked the same.
I had to write up the skills of their mates and make sure the timelines in all of the books meshed. Way too much organization, but I had to do it to ensure that each book was cohesive and the time progression is the same so that the timelines didn't cross over and overlap.
Ugh! I find it hard but to create the worlds I want, I have to learn.
So hopefully you find that me learning to organize creates a world that you enjoy.
A Dragon's Fated Heart series comes out in August 2015.