Since time immemorial, I have been writing a series of fantasy books. I have come to think of it as “The Epic Saga,” but more accurate description would probably be, “Flounderings of a fool who thinks a fantasy with multiple time-jumps back and forth isn’t too ambitious for first novel.”
Anyway, when you’re writing a fantasy, what you really need is a map! Firstly because maps are really cool, but also so you can remember where the hell everything is. I found myself getting confused, so on a train ride home from Chicago through a blizzard, I tested out my mad cartography skills and drew a rough representation of my “world” as I see it. Not my best artwork, I admit, but I swore to create something every day. I never said if had to be good!