Happy Easter to those who celebrate it; everyone else, hope you have a generally lovely day. I am once again posting wayy too early in the morning before I go to bed, so here we go!
What I’ve Been Doing: I’m still working on the 13 Worldbuilding Questions. I’m up to #9 and will be working on that tonight. Since I’m trying to do world building for the Defcon series as a whole, and since each book takes place during a different time period, I’m answering some questions by time period to make note of the changes.
I used my car for research purposes tonight, which was kind of cool and fun. Because World War III is sparked by an asteroid strike, I used an online calculator to figure out the size of the blast I wanted. And the calculator told me other cool things, like the size of the crater that the blast would create — with the information I gave told me the crater’s final diameter would be 2.65 km. Since I don’t have the best grasp of distances, especially in metric measurement, I used the metric setting on my car’s odometer to get an idea of how long 2.6 kilometers is and…wow, that’s one fairly big crater…
World Building Goals:
- Finish fiddling with my charts and spreadsheets, re: targets
- Refine some of my geography
- Finish the 13 Worldbuilding Questions and move on to the next checklist.
SCHEDULE MY ROOT CANAL! I am calling on Monday and if I don’t…then I will call on Tuesday but I WILL CALL this week because the ache is driving me nuts! The cold gets into the tooth and it’s just this dull ache that…arrglefargle!