Inspiration can come from anywhere. This book came from me being a little weird about video games.
You see, a friend from work wanted me to play a new video game with him. I like video games, and it seemed interesting. So I got the game, made my character, and started leveling to the point where we could actually play together. (Tutorial shit, basically.)
But the race I chose wouldn’t be able to play with his character.
So, I made a new character.
But then, I wanted backstories for them. I wanted to ship them together (for those who don’t know, basically I wanted to build a romance between them).
Because I just can’t resist.
I always make backstories for my game characters.
Now, having only just started the game, I knew absolutely nothing of the lore. That meant I couldn’t come up with a backstory that actually fit in the world.
And my schedule just wasn’t lining up with my friend’s.
So I just made up my own world, dropped two people of different Elven races into it (keeping hair color, eye color, and the names I gave them), and figured out a reason for them to meet.
Basically, I used the character creation thing on a video game for the character aesthetic, got too impatient to wait to learn the lore, and just made my own. Lol.
I never even ended up learning the lore for the game. Namely because I never played that game again. >.<
I normally play on console, and it was the first game I tried on PC. I just couldn’t get used to the controls. Using the arrows to move just felt clumsy compared to the joysticks of console controllers, so I kept running into things and getting stuck on little obstacles and stupid irritating stuff like that.
So, the game didn’t stick.
But I ended up writing a book instead. Lol.
Now, that was a few years ago. I ended up writing other books and publishing them first because the level of editing this one needed was quite a bit more intensive than the books I wrote after it. With every book, I learn more and thus, the next book’s first draft is better than the last.
But A Blessed Darkness is finally ready for the world.
I just hope the world is ready for A Blessed Darkness, because I’ll be honest, this one is not a typical romantic fantasy.
It hurts. Lol.
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