I guess I should begin with an explanation. I am in the process of writing, editing and releasing a series of novels. These novels take place, predominately in a mythical city during the Great Depression. The world is inhabited by gangsters, hard-boiled detectives, jazz musicians and a host of others. The city, itself has a supernatural quality to it that is just out of the peripheral knowledge of the citizens. These novels are subtitled, The Books of the Broken. The heroes of the novels are not necessarily the heroes one would choose if the world were on the line, but heroes are made, not chosen.
The first novel: Nighthawks, is completely written and I am currently (and eagerly) awaiting the proof copy for a final (line by line) edit. I thought, while I waited (and took a small break before beginning the second book) I’d share my experiences with this process. Some readers may find some of what I have to say useful in their own attempts at world-building and bringing their projects to fruition. In truth, however, this is more an exercise in ego than anything else.
I hope to use this blog as a method to keep those interested in the loop with, not just the book itself, but the whole world of the Broken.