Started my first non-worldbuilding fiction project in a few years, and I’m enjoying the experience. I’m going back to some of my early days of quasi-serious fiction writing.
It’s been about fourteen, fifteen years since I last used the frame narrative structure, but I’m trying it out again. In this case, a similar set up with a storytelling narrator linking a few stories together.
At the same time, I’m doing worldbuilding as I go elsewhere in the same notebook. Sort of.
The frame narrative takes place in the LME (Living Magic Earth) urban fantasy setting that I started working on relatively recently. But the stories themselves take place on one of the twenty Known Worlds attached to the AoP project I started a month or two back. So, the Earth part is mostly built but the world and nation in which the stories take place is being built as I go.
I haven’t done things this way in a while, versus building the world (at least in broad strokes) then writing the story. It’s kinda fun so far.