We are crawling in to the last weekend of National Novel Writing Month 2020.

Maybe you’re stuffed from Thanksgiving.

Maybe you’re stuffed from just attempting to write a book. 

Regardless of where you’re at on you’re noveling journey, let’s look back on where the story takes place.

Or, more importantly, a place you wish you could have included.

Maybe the bulk of your story takes place in one room, or one house or city.

Did you ever wish you could find a way to take it somewhere else?

What might have happened there, if you’d done that?

How might the arc of the story have shifted if the background was totally different?

Is there anywhere your character or characters wish they’d gone?

Tell me all about it.

Transport yourself into the paradise that is your mind, and then get write on in to your daily session.

See you tomorrow!

My Response

I wish I could have basically included anywhere else in this story. I got to see a little of the city they’re trapped under, and a bit into Vaeda’s home city, but most of it takes place in that damn cave. It would have been cool to explore some of the other places people were from. There’s the whole list of city and country names I did, but none of them ever got seen. Well, not until the development stage, anyway.

I also think it’s safe to say all of the characters would have rather gone somewhere else. Whether off to their hometowns or not, anyplace has to be better than a cave, right? Especially with the lack of sight and everything going on in the book, it would have been cool to spend some time in a place that had a little more life. Then again, I don’t know if it would have had a different impact than I’d wager on the story itself. The lack of sight whilst building trust is one of the most endearing parts of the story, I think.

But there is much more to this little world of Kadiux, which I’m not even sure was named in the actual text. There’s so many other places I would love to explore, if I ever came back to this world, or to Vaeda. Vaeda’s become a bit of a friend, now, so I wonder if he’ll be coming back to make himself known again at some point. Especially with this little power of his. Perhaps his next adventure will just take place in some place that has a little more color.

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