Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Back to Work

Honestly, I've been back to work for awhile... back to writing, that is.

Editing on Monday showed me a problem with my map. When you create your own world, you've got to have a map. Otherwise, you've got folks walking to the next country that really isn't the next country. OR, you've got someone stating their lands border yours, when in truth, they're nowhere close. I know most people probably wouldn't even notice - but if one of my readers gets 'thrown out' of the story because I was stupid enough to put the wrong countries next to each other....

I thought I'd have to change where the countries were, due to such a discrepancy, but I was able to 'trim' the country's length and that kept one from bordering another. This was really the best solution - for any other way and I would have had to change way too much.

None of this really impacts the characters or the plot or the arc of the story, but it impacts me. I like things neat. I like to think my work is as perfect as I can possibly make it. It's not just the words (just - hah), but it's everything.

Life can be interesting.

1 comment:

  1. The devil is in the details. And more than one reader WILL notice the inconsistency and point it out to you. So, good for you for making the map! Glad it was a relatively easy fix.