WOW. Okay, so it’s been a HOT minute since I did one of these, and even longer since I did a real one. But I finally have enough to count as an update, albeit a minor one.
I’ve been skating away at the notebook and pen trying to come up with a concept, and by that I mean writing a few words and a lot of question marks. But hey it’s a process.
I’ve come up with the bare bones of a magic system, but not an overarching plot. I know in my last book I was pretty mute, but I’m gonna outline my idea for a magic system here cause I want your guys thoughts! Aka I want to be sure I’m not hopping into the *too morbid* territory.
So I want my story to be split into at least two perspectives. The people who use magic the way it’s intended, which is by causing pain to oneself. And those that use the pain of others, because they think it makes the magic stronger.
The pain is the basis of the magic. It has to be centered in a circle of sorts, and the amount of pain has to be equal to the amount of magic desired. Too much pain for little magic can cause explosions or it to be ruined. Too little pain and nothing happens at all.
I know it’s kinda morbid lol, but I wanted a plot line of people trying to find if there’s other ways to use magic, and looking into the beginning of magic.
What do you guys think? Like I said it’s very barebones lol.