This morning I’ve been working on the map for Jharaz Brea, the land in which my re-worked story will be based (see the previous post for details). By cropping the world map and enlarging the image within Paint Shop Pro, it’s possible to add more detail. For each map produced in this way, I’m aiming to keep a separate folder along with a story and/or details of the area. In this way, I hope to gradually build up my knowledge of Rohinval – although that may well take a lifetime to accomplish. With any luck I should end up with numerous stories along the way. Well, that’s the plan, anyway!!!
Returning to the current project, Jharaz Brea is near the southern tip of the western continent, surrounded by impenetrable mountains, desert and an unforgiving ocean. Just as in my original story. It just needed a bit of coaxing for it to emerge!
I’ve also made some more notes relating to the story and the land itself. However, before I start on telling the tale, I want to do two things:
(a) let the ideas and thoughts on the story continue to gather – I often find that they will slowly emerge, a bit like a jigsaw, pieces slotting themselves in as the whole becomes clearer;
(b) work out how to use Scrivener and decide if it is worth buying – I currently have a trial version. It looks promising but, as with any new software, I think it may take me a while to get used to it. If I don’t, then it’s back to Word, lol.