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MapVent: What to map?

It’s almost the end of November!

Right now, what this mostly means to me is that I have 4000 words to go to the end of NanoWrimo (and 6100 to the goal on all of my Nanowrimo Projects… or so…)

But it also means that December will be here any minute now.

My plan for December is NOT a writing-centric plan!

(Sometime in January, I will get back to publishing at least 2 serial fictions relatively regularly.  That’s a goal.  But that is not this week.)

So December I want to do what I’m calling map-vent.

And I’m inviting everyone who likes mapmaking to play along.

MY PLAN: 25 days of one 15-minute-map a day plus 15 minutes a day on one of my longer extant map projects.

I have several ongoing map projects that are just amazingly time consuming for one reason or another: the Saving the Cult campground, Autumn’s Ren Fest, Tír na Cali, and Smokey Knoll from Dragons Next Door.

Those are what I plan on working on in that 15-minutes of extant map fiddly work, which leaves the 15-minute map time for broader-stroke more sketchy maps.

AND THAT, dear readers, is where you come in!

I would like you to tell me what you want to see mapped.

Some things I will not map.  Some things have extant maps already on Patreon.

(“There are no maps [of Discworld]. You can’t map a sense of humor.”)

But you’re free to suggest as many things as you want; after all, I have 25 days of sketchy maps ahead of me!

As for sharing in this challenge, I’d say that making a daily commitment to work on some sort of map over December would be all that’s required.

Have at, draw the maps, enjoy!

Upcoming Plans~

I have plans for Autumn and Winter!

October: The Squish-Squash Prompt Call!  Check it out and leave a prompt; comment on stories you want to see continued.

October, too: Preptober!  Gonna end up starting a little late – probably tomorrow, maybe as late as the 15th.

November: NaNoWriMo!  I’m going to do a series of completions, and maybe a story for submission.

Compendium of Completion

December:  Map-vent.  A new event I’m making up.  25 days of maps. Or work on maps.  Mapping on Maps.

Late December: Live Writing Day – see this tag – http://www.lynthornealder.com/tag/livewriting-day/ – for past years of livewriting days! I have off:  Friday, December 25-Friday, January 1, 2021.  One of these days (probably Wednesday), I will be doing a full day of writing.

January: Sleep!