Are you fishing for information on the 'Gap Theory' i.e. that at the time of the creation God was only refurbishing the surface of earth after the Devil had laid it waste on a previous occasion?
I keep an open mind on this because Genesis 1:1-2 can be read in different ways:
Gen 1:1-2 (KJV) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
The term "without form and void" comes from the Hebrew tohu and bohu. Tohu meaning to lie waste in desolation; an empty place in confusion. And bohu meaning empty and in ruin.
Make of it what you will but it does sound like the Devil's handiwork.
Over to you Vanteezy