Edits done. Life moving on. Back to work catching up my word count for NaNoWriMo. Which made me think about this little gem from the Universe. While the Big U was speaking to a more omnipresent and philosophical vein, I took it much more personally. Because, when I exam my process, this is pretty much what I do when I create a world in which I set my characters, turning them loose to live their stories.
Ain’t it grand? Doesn’t it boggle your mind? The harmony, the splendor, the beauty, the intricacies, the synchronicities, and the staggering perfection? Silver, do you ever wonder how it all came about?
Do you think I studied quarks, atoms, and molecules? That I drew schematics for the sun, the moon, and the stars; the otter, the Gila Monster, and penguin? Do you think I painted every zebra, flower, and butterfly?
Or… do you think… I simply imagined the end result?
And that’s all you ever have to do!
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Silver, I hated school.
And yes, it does boggle my mind. While I not a physicist, each of my worlds is made up of quarks, atoms, molecules, schematics, places, things, people. And yes, I simply imagine them all and they come into being as alive and real to me as the desk I’m sitting at typing this. Building a world when I write is just as easy–and just as difficult–as simply imagining it into being.
It’s all magic.