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Nearing a Finish Line

Last week I finished the first draft of the final story of the project I set out to do way back in 2011: write 14 short stories and encyclopedia entries for every kingdom in Idhua and hold a launch party for them. It is exciting to be nearing completion of …

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Ocilla Launch Party

A few weeks ago I hosted my thirteenth short story launch party. I only have one more to go before I will have written a short story and an “encyclopedia” article for each kingdom in Idhua. This launch party was for Ocilla, a small, south-western country between Lorgress and Souvin. …

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One Step and then Another

It’s hard to believe that it has been over a month since Norwescon – and it also seems like far longer. May has been a challenging month: one of those writing periods where progress seems to be slow as a snail, projects that once were exciting get bogged down and …

Old Dog… New Tricks

I just got a new laptop, which means that I am switching from an ancient version of Photoshop to using Gimp as my image editing program. I spent a good portion of the morning working on a map of Lorgress and trying to learn how to do things on Gimp …