The sprucing up of the map has occurred. I searched through Purge of Ashes noting all instances where characters refer to distance traveled or distance yet to travel down The Longest Road, and then compared my findings to the Scale (in Runs) in the bottom right of the mega map. It fit as it should: each offhand comment on distance mathematically matched the actual distance according to the mega map – which speaks less to luck, I think, than of an unconscious understanding of the real-world conversion of my fictitious distance unit. Suffice to say, appeasement.

My front matter has been submitted. My manuscript has been submitted. What next but to produce a scintillating synopsis?

And a comparison, of course:




…trimmed to this:


Details matter. Earn your place.


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