I know, everyone is all like, “Oh my god, she’s beating a dead horse! The story wasn’t that good.”
But ha ha! I intend on turning this horse into GLUE! The only escape is to stop reading my blog, bwahahahahahahaha!
Actually, I’ve had a really crazy week, and now I’m coming down sick/loopy from the stress. Hoo-rah!
ANYwho, some of my personal notes on The Scion Suit:
I changed a few things for the final version, but you can probably see how things evolved.
Not pictured: Research into military rankings and culture. This was the hardest part for me; I didn’t want to be blatantly wrong, but the only personal experience I have is a handful of conversations with a couple of ex-military guys. I’m not actually sure if Lambert would have had his own office as a captain.
Also not pictured: Lots of brainstorming with my husband. He’s my number one source of inspiration, meaning he comes up with the ideas and I steal them. Just kidding. He knows how to get my juices going. Lol.
Why did I choose that particular prompt?
My method is to sort by ‘new’ then keep scrolling until I find something that stands out to me, and ignore popularity altogether, because I’m an arteest and not an attention whore. I picked that prompt because it reminded me of a reoccurring dream that I’ve had several times over the past few years, and I very nearly wrote the dream as my response. However, I very quickly decided that the dream deserved the time and attention that I put into my novels, and opted to come up with an entirely new story instead. The dream was still a major influence.
Then the prompt got popular. Whoopsie.
So there you go.