I started making a digital version of The Kingdom of Carden map. So far I’m pretty happy with it, although I love the original drawing more ❤
Map drawing is a great place to start when writing a novel. You can find mountains, rivers, volcanoes, towns, deserts, oceans, etc… So that you know where your characters are going, how long it will take them to get there, and what cataclysmic events they might experience.
For The Gifted Series I have a map for the ancestral gifted alliances. I used a world map for that and colored in the gifted territories. It's a simple one but it's a lot of help. Then for The Chronicles of Carden it is a totally different world and I had designed it very differently then our world. So it's much more detailed and creative. I love it!
Have you ever created a map of your own? If not you should give it a try. It's a lot of fun and the ideas you have may just surprise you 😉
The Blind Lily (Part Two) update:
Rewriting/editing is going pretty well. I think I'm staying on track and will hopefully have it ready for my beta readers soon ❤