Have you ever asked yourself, What do the gods and goddesses do all day? The Greeks imagined that they were sitting upon Mount Olympus, watching the humans, doling out favors or punishments. But when I arrive at my friend Jessica Notkin’s house and ask how things are going, she has a litany of complaints about the struggles of creating a world. In the business we’re in — storytelling, novel-writing, and RPG (role playing games) — world-building is one of the primary activities we partake in.
When I listen to her talk about it, it’s clear to me that she’s a goddess creating a world. It’s not an easy job. You have to create planets, universes, languages, people, and sometimes give them supernatural or magical powers. Wow! It’s a lot of work!
We spend our days creating people and building worlds, just like someone else spent their days building our world and creating us. Like children playing house, some day we’ll grow up to be just like our Divine Mother and Father.
Her world at Willow Quill will be available in 2014.