I've been brainstorming quite a bit the past week. I know a lot of people base there first stories off what they are familiar with, so I am kind of doing that. I am in the process of world-building a High-tech steampunk utopian epic fantasy with a some dark themes. The main character is a lesbian her love interest is bisexual, they both have aquired names and have physical and mental descriptions. I am working on other diverse characters, including a humanoid bartender. This will be my first ever novel. The opening scene might be changed or omitted entirely as I continue building the world around the main character Most of my notes on the plot, characters, setting, world, culture are scrambled on pieces of paper in notebooks I am thinking of adding more to the intro or opening paragragh giving the reader a better idea of where the main character is (within a dream), after all that is an important part of the plot. Anyways, I will only be posting progress as far as word count, specks of inspiration, and thoughts on this whole process throughout writing this fantasy story to be. Any thoughts on my progress are welcome.