Last week I actually did sit down and think through a couple of the City of the Dead worldbuilding kinks I’ve been putting off for two weeks! I’ve been needing to properly think through some of the fantastic ideas my brother gave me about the setting when I told him what I was working on. At the time I was trying to puzzle through whether the undead need to sleep. My brother and I discussed what the different undead within City of the Dead are like and as I mentioned before, he made some suggestions about the undead that were fantastic but had huge repercussions for the entire setting if I decided to use them. Having mulled them over for a few weeks, I finally examined what those suggestions would mean in practical terms last Tuesday night; in the end I decided to use them (I kind of thought I would because they really were fantastic ideas!)
Of course, all of this led to more questions I needed to answer about different kinds of undead. I continued working on worldbuilding City of the Dead for a few days until I felt I had sufficiently found answers to my outstanding questions. Then I finally turned back to thinking about the actual story for the Make Your Way anthology. My first order of business was figuring out how all of the new worldbuilding changes impacted the characters. Once I’ve got all of that figured out, I will be able to get back to actually writing!