Novel-writing is a hugely involved process, by the way.
Today, I have been working on nutting out some of the finer details of my story. I mean, I’ve been able to draw out a readable tale so far, with a view of the ending I intend to reach, but I keep thinking of ways to improve it, and I decided that I needed to work on knowing the motivations of my characters (all of them) and nations inside and out. On the road to achieving this, I have been working on a spreadsheet.
Here is part of it (the part that occurs before the novel begins):
I am finding that as I develop my ideas, my story is growing up – maturing – at about the same rate as my writing education level. Basically, this story is getting more and more interesting…