It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on my book series, Kaimira. Book one (The Sky Village) is pretty much done except for the illustrations and the back matter. There will be six full-spread (2 page) illustrations, which is rare for a YA book and which I’m terribly excited about. Don’t tell the illustrator, but I’m using one of the illustrations as my computer desktop. The back matter consists of several fun index-type world building pieces, some with sketches.
As for book two, Nigel and I are about 50,000 words into it. We’ve left behind the two settings from book one (the Sky Village and the Demon Caves) and it’s huge fun building out the new settings and cultures.
I love me some world building.
In related news, I was trying to create a Warcraft III custom map / scenario that showed one of the Kaimira battles. There are several different types of golems, and they make excellent meks, and there are a number of different types of animals. (The world of Kaimira is set in a future in which humans, animals, and robots are at war with one another.)
Once I’m done, I’ll have a fun little Warcraft game in which the robots are occupying the city, the beasts are surrounding the city ready to invade, and the humans are in one little corner trying to survive in this 3-way battle, and then ultimately pushing back the robots and beasts and taking back the city.