Black Magic Part One: An Introduction
Magic fascinates me. The desire to write about it is ever present. Indeed, this is one of my oldest and most concrete projects.
Over time, my magic project evolved from being a science fantasy featuring a wizard protagonist set on a secondary world to being a rather more contemporary story focusing on real world magic. Or as close to real as I can make it (I’ve got a rant on researching magic coming up next).
I had originally planned for the main protagonist to be a gay man, but Honor Gale claimed the position of main protagonist for her own. I like this change because Honor Gale allows for a more complex structure.
The project has gradually evolved from a linear beginning to a more complex time hopping.
While I said the project originated from an earlier science fantasy project (which has survived as the portal fantasy project), the truth is that I have always wanted to write an exploration of near real world magic in a contemporary setting, without it being urban fantasy or too Harry Potter.
After years of hair pulling, I’ve finally got it. But what have I got?