Getting started

So I’m not entirely at the beginning of this fiction writing journey – though I may as well be. For some time now I’ve been toying with the idea of a 3 book series. I’ve gone so far as identifying the primary characters, and had even begun writing the first few chapters. At which point I realised I didn’t know enough of the backstory to know why my main character was doing what he was doing – and in fact if I was even at the right starting point.

I’m currently in the process of developing the backstory, adding definition to my characters, and looking at the three book story arc. Hopefully this will give me just enough of what I need to know to dive back into writing again.

I’m hoping, by the end of this week, to have the high-level story arcs written and synopses of each of the main characters. I’m also hoping to return to the first few chapters I’ve written and see if I can pick up where I left off about a year ago.