It’s time for another character aesthetic from my NaNoWriMo novel! A couple days ago I introduced you to one of the main characters,Cerah, and today we’re doing the second main pov character – Adin.
His aesthetic was significantly harder to put together, even though I know more about his personality and backstory. Trying to find the right pictures was a challenge. I think Cerah’s came together much faster. I spent hours toying with his, but I think I found a result that I’m okay with.
I figure it’s about time I actually tell you what I’m writing about during November, huh?
I think I mentioned this before, but I’m writing an adult high fantasy novel for NaNoWriMo, only I’m doing it a little differently from most. Essentially I want to see if I can write a solid story with a fleshed-out fantasy world in a much shorter format. I’m talking a completed novel in about 50,000 words. Which seems like a lot, and it’s technically the goal for NaNoWriMo, but it’s not very much for a fantasy novel.
I expect it to be around 17 to 20 chapters, and I’m just trying to have fun with it, really. I wanted it to be a stress-free and fun sort of candy-project. Just fun for me to write, and a way for me to practice and play around with ideas I wouldn’t normally attempt. Of course, I don’t know how to have fun anymore and I’m taking it way too seriously, but I’ll save that for tomorrow’s week one wrap up.
I love moodboards and aesthetics, okay? Going to call myself out right away, because you’ll probably see a lot more of these.
But they’re not just nice to look at – they can be really useful, too! When you only have a handful of images to convey your idea, you really have to think about what elements are important, how they express the look or capture the overall tone. Each image you choose is important.
And since I’m in the middle of edits for this novel, I figured it would be a good creative exercise to condense the concept behind it into only 9 images.
If you don’t know, The Wolves of the Far North is the novel I finished at the beginning of this year and I finally started my first round of edits this summer. It’s a YA fantasy novel, about two sisters who are rivals competing for membership in an elite group of warriors that protect their village, and what happens to that elite group, their village, and their relationship with each other when the South invades their territory.