Organising the Background

Zyanthia_Map_PortionThere is always a beginning it’s just that sometimes it gets lost in the past. The trouble starts when you have to go back and pick up the pieces. The background is a combination of events. These weave themselves closer to one moment when a book is written. I am not sure when it happened, but it did. A culmination of hard work and at one point it overflowed into a novel. Looking back it is hard to pick the beginning, and I am not sure I should. There is so much waiting just beneath the surface. It washes through the ocean until the tide breaks, and the first scene is written. Do I want to go back? I am not sure, so much has happened since. The first scene is gone, but I had to write it to find the novel that followed.

Dreaming of Days Gone

So many pieces built up to make up a singular event. When spread out I can account for maps, sketches of characters. Along with secret codes, dreams lost in time, and so much writing that did not make sense. The scribbles that dance across the page, and short pieces that filled my mind. Each piece of writing was not significant by itself, yet it was one step closer. I am not the sort of person who writes character sheets. I tried several times, and failed. Characters appear when they are needed, and develop with the story. They take on a life of their own as though they were always meant to be there. There is much I have not kept, yet every piece was just as important. A step left or right that moved the whole process forward, even when I was not watching.

A Combination of Factors

Perhaps I blinked and missed it, perhaps it was already there. A beginning that unfolded over many years of thought, building form without me noticing. I always find it strange when something I did earlier becomes useful. Like my map thanks to Matthew Hoddy, who can be found at In the process I needed my original map which is about fifteen years old, that seems a lifetime away. It has taken a journey to accumulate the background, and still the task remains.

Published by Chantelle Griffin

The ultimate quest is about to begin. If you love fantasy with adventure and a hint of the unexpected. Escape into fantasy, and the mystical world of magic mixed with adventure. Where you are in good company. Although chose your company wisely. There are anti-heroes, wizards, and a range of chaotic characters ahead. Not to mention dragons. A fantasy world set in an ancient mythical world has to have dragons. Tales of sword and sorcery with danger thrown in. Captivated Chantelle from a young age. Reading until all hours of the night to find out what would happen to the characters. There was just one problem the fantasy world was not enough. The story would finish far too soon. Hidden away in the distant past the life of a fantasy writer began. The real life struggles have been a saga all of their own for author Chantelle Griffin. Originally known as Chantelle Lowe and born in Tasmania, Australia. Her dreams haunted her from an early age. Vivid tumultuous dreams carrying adventure and danger. Took the author into her own fantasy world filled with sorcery and treachery. A story that continues to captivate her writing. If you love fantasy with adventure follow the Legacy of Zyanthia series.

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