Balance & Beats
You can min-max a character, but can you min-max your life?
I’ve always immersed myself in whatever I’m doing—reading, writing, working. In some ways, that’s been great. It’s allowed me to develop a lot of different skills. But that focus, sometimes to the detriment of my real passions, has also kept me back from doing what I love.
Now that I’m pushing writing to the forefront, it’s become clear that my process isn’t only to sit down and write every day. I have to make aesthetics, gather pictures on Pinterest, and curate playlists that I might be the only person to ever listen to. Some days, I’ll mostly spend thinking, and listening to music and searching for inspiration is a big part of my process. A lot of my best ideas come to me while I’m driving to my day job and listening to music.
So, I’ve decided all that inspiration shouldn’t must be for me! If you’re the kind of person who likes to delve into the aesthetics of a thing, you can check out some of the inspirations for Prince of Death.
My cowriter, Sam Burns, and I share a Spotify account, and there’s a lot of back and forth between her and my Pinterest pages in the planning stages. If you don’t mind a few sensory spoilers, come along for the ride! And hey, if there’s something that inspires you that you want to share, I’d love to hear from you.