Edit Pass Live Stage 2: Task List Update

Update for the Edit Pass Live: Just got past what I feel is enough of a milestone to post the next task list.
Most of what I’ve done is the worldbuilding, but I’ve also fallen down a couple of worldbuilding rabbit holes where I added info that is most likely completely irrelevant to any part of the story or the characters in it. Still, hopefully it helps me round things out in my head. And it was fun — let’s never forget that part.

So here is the new task list, updated with what still needs to be done:

 

Worldbuilding Questions

Completed! See the original list here. I haven’t included it in this post mostly for clarity, but if you’re keeping score at home, that’s where to find it.

In addition to those, I also did a full history of H. Country in the past couple of hundred years, and a comprehensive biology of the non-human species, plus origin story of their people (both true and rumoured). I also ended up rewriting a few of the characters not on the list below.

Some changes are definitely going to require me to change some entire plot points, but then I always knew that was going to be the case.

 

The remainder of these still need doing, however.

Characters who Need Fixing

  • Yerothen
  • Althus
  • Orothias
  • Ette
  • Ithild

 

Timeline

  • Collate all my notes; split into categories so I can easily reference them
  • Create new outline

 

Side note: I really should have collated my notes a lot earlier; it’s going to be much harder now that I’ll definitely forgotten what the heck I was talking about. But hey, since when have I ever made good choices that will make things easier for myself?

Edit Pass Live Stage 2: Task List

Worldbuilding Questions

  • Write more complete history and geography of E. Country
    • Last few rulers
    • Complete list of political factions
    • Changes since Large Historical Event A (especially population distribution)
    • Overarching opinions of H. Country
    • Overarching opinions of Political Event B
    • Restrictions caused by Political Event B
    • Cultural and legal changes caused by Political Event B
    • Decide exact place of H.H in E. Country politics.
  • Rework magic system
    • Exact workings of E. Country magic system
    • Decide how E. Country’s system can or cannot interact with H. Country’s.
    • Why must H. Country use their rune system, why not current language, since their magic is based on linguistics, not inherent to the language itself?
  • Country Details (already started)
    • Decide on current fashion, how style is different to E. Country, and effects of the magic system on textiles
    • Better descriptions of how common households are laid out, what magics and technologies the average person has, etc.
    • Common foods – what is local, what is imported
    • Common family and household structures.

 

Characters who Need Fixing

  • Yerothen
  • Althus
  • Orothias
  • Ette
  • Ithild

 

Timeline

  • Collate all my notes; split into categories so I can easily reference them
  • Create new outline