I’m currently editing some of the earlier parts of the novel based on some annotations I’ve made over the course of the previous year. As I’m working my way along, I’ve also updated the first two chapters of the novel here on the website.
To feel myself into the world of the novel while I am writing it, I’ve been experimenting with drawing some of the people and locations from the story. I want to share one of these drawings with you today to help readers get the same kind of feel for the world that I’m trying to cultivate for myself. So here is some work in progress art of the exterior of Humboldt Station:
I’ve added quite a lot of background information on characters, places and organisations in the novel to the new repository of world building information on the site. It’s finally reached the point where all of this information is too much for me to keep in my head, so I thought I might as well make it accessible to everyone.
As you can obviously see for yourself, I’ve decided to overhaul the entire website for this project. When I launched the original site a couple of years ago, the idea was to simply have a place where you could read parts of
GRIM DEEP while I was writing the novel. But recently, I’ve found myself looking for a place to document my world building for the project and eventually decided the best idea would be to do that publicly, right alongside the novel. The result is this new, slightly more involved design for the website.
The new setup also gave me the opportunity to include posts on the homepage of the site and I decided to go for this. Which means from here on out, short updates here on the blog will keep you in the loop on what’s been going on with the writing and publishing efforts in relation to the book. I might also share other relevant details concerning the project once in a while, we shall see…