Lost in Ath-o’Lea; I Need a Map!

With plans for the paperback version of Shadows in the Stone underway, I realised today that I need a map of my fantasy world: Ath-o’Lea!

I’ve already completed the initial sketches and the second draft, decided on place names, compass position and various other things I want to add. Still, I don’t have it print ready; just the draft. I need to hand-draw the sea dragons and decide on the final design of the compass rose and Key.

Here’s what I have so far. I created it on paper, scanned it and plugged in the extra items and place names. I’m not happy with the font, so I’ll have to find something more fantasy-like. This was done with the Ulead program, but for my final version, I’ll use Power Point.

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A Sampling of a Busy Week

I had hoped to post a different blog today, but this past week has been extremely busy. My editing schedule for Shadows in the Stone keeps my fingers moving at the keyboard, and although my progress isn’t great (only twelve chapters in eleven days), I’m still on track to make my March 31st deadline.

I’ve been considering different fonts for the chapter titles and the body of the text. There are so many to choose from it literally took an hour to consider them all.

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