The cartography, writing, and ramblings of one crazy winter lover who likes to blog about the fun and inconsequential.

The ToixStory Report

Hello everyone! Once again, it is time to get on with the news of where the site is heading in the foreseeable future. This will be a relatively short update because most of what is already in motion is remaining in motion; that is, the maps teased in earlier posts are still being worked on.

Commissions

As seen in my last post, commissions are now up in a big way, particularly in the mapping side of things. I've got two major maps that should be coming out sometime in May or June that I'm doing lots of work over, and hope to get more commissions after that. They are always open if you want to take my skills out for a swing, so feel free to refer to the previous post on this site for more information.

Beneath the Light of Astarte

Due to school, work on maps, and general business in my life the posting of my Carthage-centered timeline has been delayed. That doesn't mean it's hibernating, though! Far from it. I've extended the scope of the timeline and will be preparing plenty of maps and other visual aids for it as well as the writing, but it means it may take a little longer to get to you all. I'd love to have it up sometime this summer, but it may ultimately wait until the fall due to taking summer classes and working on other maps.

Writing

In addition to a couple of short stories I can almost guarantee will be up on the site this month, I'm going to be writing a book this summer! Tentatively entitled In the House of Stuart, it's an alternate history book that asks the question: "What would the world look like if the Stuarts were never ousted by Parliament in the English Civil War?" The answer is, very likely, different from what you might expect. Writing is slated to begin in June and carry on through August or September, depending on how long the story is. Editing will then probably take half a year, and hopefully I can start posting chapters (one per week) of the book in summer 2017! Yes, a good ways off, but it'll be well worth the wait, trust me.


Finally, to wrap this short little update up, here is a website-exclusive look at the heading picture for my timeline, Beneath the Light of Astarte:


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