So, yesterday was my last day at the Ren Fest this year. I had so much fun this year, but I have to admit, I’m sad that it’s over. I feel more and more like the main character of my story – Fura – every time I go because it seems that each time the festival feels like home to me. Despite how crowded it can get, it’s the atmosphere – the festivities, the music that floats through the air, the smells of food, the shows and the seemingly endless supply of artisan wares that just makes me never want to leave. One way or another I’m bound and determined to spend as much time as I possibly can down there next year, whether it be volunteering to work there, finding the money to buy a season pass, or having my book ready to sell at a booth.
Taking in all the people that pass through – I think I divided it out last year to an average of 10,000 people a weekend – I should have a relatively easy time selling a fantasy novel. If not, I might have to rethink some things.
Now, as sad as it may be for me that my favorite time of year has come to an end, the good news is that I still have Halloween this coming month, which is by far my favorite holiday.
On top of that, without the distraction of the Faire, I can now sit my butt down at my computer and return full blast to my writing. After all the ye olde fun, I feel recharged and my inspiration continuing to grow.
There’s a little side story that’s been growing in my head that I’ve wanted to put to paper involving the idea of the ren fair – or at least the one in my book that’s loosely based upon the one I attend. I call it a side story because it’s still associated with Nyte-Fyre and my two main characters but it takes place years before the actual start of the first novel. I actually have a number of these floating about my head that I have the intention of writing and publishing in a separate book of extra stories once the series is finished. That should be entertaining for the fans that I gather over the years it’s going to take me to fully pen this series. Until then, it’s fun and actually rather informative to me to explore these threads of back story on certain characters here and there. And a nice reprieve from the general writing of the series once in awhile.
For now, here’s to the writing that fall and winter is sure to be full of! Full steam ahead on book one editing with a brief pit stop to the land of NaNoWriMo.