I was going through some old emails and read with amusement my earlier goal of having Walls of Men submitted for publication in September.
On the plus side, it is getting very close to that point. The text is good to go, it's been formatted and what is holding me up right now is tweaking the maps. I originally only projected a dozen or so of them but as I started building them, I realized that I needed more than twice as many.
These aren't particularly detailed, mostly just clarifying parts of the text - which is exactly why I'm adding to them.
You see, the maps have to go into the book, and it's nice to have the things referenced shown in the map. Thus my original idea of just having outline maps of the various dynasties has mutated into some thematic ones as well.
To be clear, these are monochrome and quite simple, which is why I find it so easy to add to the collection.
Even so, I'm most of the way done. If I can get some quiet time this weekend, I may well get the thing submitted at last.
But first, I have to stop thinking of new maps to include.