First, let me tell ya I do not take well to this draft proofing period! Waiting a full month before starting the edit is hard, people!

Fortunately I’ve still got loads to do before the 16/11 to keep me distracted. This week I’ve been in touch with several cover designers as well as cartographers (I’ve also had a first look at the cost of editing – my head is still swimming with the figures but it’ll have to deal with it) and will be able to give you some definite answers on both next week. For now, just suffice it to say that I’m leaning quite strongly towards one cartographer and that I’ll have my cover design covered (hehe..) very soon as well πŸ™‚

I’ve also drawn up a sketch of the country map this week. While the entire continent, never mind the whole world, won’t matter too much for Book One, the country of Rifarne will so I’ve drawn a map for it from my rather terrible sketches I’ve made on tiny pieces of paper. So here it is – a first glance at the country where Book One takes place! (in glorious A3!)

Map of Rifarne Draft 1
How the hell do you draw trees??

Never mind the space above the Mountains. We’ll get to that πŸ˜‰

Keep an eye on my facebook page and/or my twitter for news on the cover design and the cartographer – I expect I’ll have some before next week Friday πŸ™‚

Now, if you’ll excuse me I’ve got another tea to drink.

Have a good weekend, everyone!



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