So What’s The Fuss About Campaign Cartographer?
In my latest article for Fantasy-Faction, I take a look at the mapping software, Campaign Cartographer 3. Whilst it has been primarily designed as a tool for aiding the creation of RPG campaigns, I look at how it could possibly be used as a tool to aid writers’ worldbuilding.
Be sure to check the article out!
So in many ways, August was my worst month so far this year in terms of productivity. I wrote only 20,000 words and my productivity was down 70% overall. But I’m glad to say that I end the month slightly more on track.
After all the excitement and then disbelief of this summer, I came into August feeling the pressure to perform. It came at the same time as a number of things.
Why A Writing Career Is Like Playing An MMO
In case you missed it, I did a piece for Fantasy-Faction earlier this month where I talk about why a writing a career is a bit like playing a MMO. A lot of people have told me they liked this article so do be sure to check it out!
Five Ideas For Missions For Your Trackables
I’ve not had a lot of time to get out Geocaching these past couple of months, and I’m looking forward to the time when I can start going out caching every weekend again. Still, that hasn’t stopped me doing a new article for GPSTracklog. This time I look at trackables and try and give five good suggestions for ideas for missions for them. If you’re a geocacher, be sure to check it out.
I don’t tend to blog a lot about my sword fighting. The main reason is that one of my instructors is a writer and often goes to conventions to demonstrate and give talks. Sword fighting is her thing and it feels like I would be muscling in should I make it some ‘writer USP’ (Unique Selling Point) and start writing about it regularly. Plus, she’d kick my arse.
But it’s something I’ve very much enjoyed since I took it up some 18 months ago. Whilst I’m sure I could train harder, I do work hard at it and over those 18 months have seen considerable progress in both Sword & Buckler and Rapier. I’m lucky that I’ve found a world-reknowned school and whilst I don’t consider myself particularly brilliant, that’s when I measuring myself against people who have won championships all over the world. I do pretty decently and for the most part I’m happy with that. What I lack in natural talent I make up for with dedication.
So What’s The Fuss About Scribbleton?
In all the excitement of getting an agent and immersing myself in rewrites, I seem to have forgot to tell everyone about this article I did for Fantasy-Faction talking about the personal wiki software, Scribbleton. If you’re worldbuilding and trying to figure out how to keep track of everything from currencies used to the history of religion in your worlds, it might be worth giving it a try. Be sure to check the article out!
Things have been pretty quiet on the blog in the last month but that’s not because I’ve not been working hard, but because I’ve been focusing on the rewrite.
Whereas previous months have a wide number of projects on the go, I’ve cleared my slate to just focus on Black As Knight. Looking back at my plans for my Year of Hard Work that was always the plan – to be able to scale up and down as needs must.
So for July, other work went to the background as I focused on the novel.