I mentioned in my last post that I was putting together a tour guide for Ostenheim. It’s progressing well, but still needs a little more work – I want to finish the whole thing before I start posting it up. I have however done up a cover for it, which I’m posting now. The first part should be online next week (I hope!).
I hope everyone’s well and enjoying the last few days of summer.
In creating the Middle Sea world for the Society of the Sword Trilogy, and the other stories I’m writing set there, I’ve amassed a pretty voluminous file of notes—details about the world which help me when writing, but would only drag the plot pacing to a halt if included in the narrative. I think the file runs to about 250,000 words at the moment, so there’s quite a bit there!
I was reading some old travel guides for another project I’m working on, or hoping to get going with before the end of the year and a thought occurred to me for some fun blog posts. I’m cobbling together some of the notes on Ostenheim into a tour guide of sorts. I’ll post it up in a series of instalments here over the next few weeks—the first one should be ready in a few days. It should give a bit more of a flavour to the city, its culture, and people, but there won’t be any narrative to it; it’s just for a bit of fun.
Otherwise, I’m going through the line edits on my next book at the moment. I’m tempted to do a title reveal on that now, but I’m not 100% on it yet, so stay tuned!