“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
— Arthur C. Clarke
The “magic” in my stories is really science and technology. I have scientific (well, maybe science fiction) explanations for everything, even if something appears to be magical, and even if I do not reveal the information in the story. I had discovered the science behind why and how the Dragon bonded with his Rider, but not for why and how the Rider bonded with his Dragon. I kept telling myself, “The story will reveal the knowledge to me, eventually.” In this chapter, it did. That was exciting.
Learning new things about the universe I created for my story causes a dopamine flood in the reward and pleasure centers of my brain, and that creates a euphoric feeling. This makes creative writing addictive. I love it.
Another 10,600 words. This is fun.