Just where was that chick anyway? Did anyone actually finish the game?
I left no clues on this blog for my departure (a pre-wedding honeymoon). However, often my clues will turn up later in my writing. While I loved reading about castles as a child, I had never stood in one so I had no idea how to convey that in writing - until I visited the UK and stood in many, many castles. I was fascinated by those perched atop rocks and how the type of rock used could decide the outcome of a siege. My YA fantasy goes into this a little bit.
I once visited Dartmoor and became quite taken with the rugged tors guarding the windswept land (on a related note, I learned that you should never mock tors - I was justly punished by one, but that is a story is for another time!). So now one of my characters lives on moors studded with menacing boulders.
I have cherry-picked details from different locations to make up a fantasy setting. But one day I am hoping to use the places I have visited as backdrops for my stories. My most recent adventure took the better part of a month and I was able to add new cities and countries to my growing list of conquests. I also returned to Britain because it is a wonderfully magical place. No Hogwarts necessary.
So where in the world was I? Perhaps time - and my stories - will tell. ;)
PS: For those who hate mystery, I will at some point in the future post my adventures to the travel blog linked in my sidebar. I am feeling a little burned out and more than a little jetlagged so you may be waiting a while!
Alyce Caswell is an aspiring writer who apparently lost her mind, threw away a steady job as an office junior and entered the realm of imagination.
She has blamed her accomplice and husband for giving her this most excellent opportunity.
Alyce has written articles, poems, short stories, books
and several embarrassing blogs. She hopes this venture will avoid the usage of cat gifs.
Links of Interest
A Rambling Rover
Alyce's travel blog which features various castles, stone circles and bemused musings about the Northern Hemisphere.