This blog has, unfortunately for the moment, devolved a bit into "Stuff is happening and I'm busy!" Today is no exception to that. In part because I'm finalizing the edits for Murder of Mages so I can turn it in tomorrow.
On top of that, I've got a fair amount of pre-ArmadilloCon work on my plate. Part of that is the administrative side of the Writers' Workshop, part is the actual workshopping work for my group, and part is doing additional research and reading to prepare for some of the panels I'm on.
As part of that research, I've been revisiting Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, two books that have strongly shaped my ideas of worldbuilding. I've also been thinking about the Columbian Exchange, and how that could be applied to worldbuilding. I'll be posting more on that in the near future. And that ties into geography, first and foremost, shaping the worlds we build.
And with geography, there's maps. I've been re-working the maps to appear in Thorn of Dentonhill and Murder of Mages so they are of publishable quality. Which is an excellent way for me to be productive while the back of the brain churns on writing things.
So, back to work in the word mines.