As you know, I write fantasy. Which, of course, often contains magic. (Yes, there is magic in The Cloud Lands Saga. It’s just not very obvious.)
And I have argued often with other writers who insisted that I had to map out a magic system (often they were role players, too), or that I needed to finish creating my world before I could write stories in it.
I prefer a more relaxed approach.
You see, I like to step into my world and discover it through my stories. That is a never-ending adventure. After all, we’re still discovering new things right here on Earth.
And I’m the same with magic.
I like discovering what my characters can do – sometimes, they even surprise themselves!
I just think that magic has a price. Just like learning any skill has a price. And like doing anything with focus and concentration, magic takes energy. Big magic takes big energy.
You see, I like things simple.
And I trust my instinct for writing and world-building.
So go and enjoy magic, either by writing it or by reading about it. It does exist even here on Earth, in its own special form, after all.