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GenoWrites
11-10-2012, 12:51 AM
Hello All... I'm Geno. I'm new to cartography, and new to online forums (which is weird because otherwise I rather tech savvy). This is my "hello". It's a little late. I already have two other posts on the forum. I just saw the "introduce yourself" section. So here goes. I'm 37. I'm an author about to publish my first novel, and one of my pre-readers said, "I loved your book. I hated the ending." When I pressed to see why, I was told, "They just leave [one of the characters] to rot and take off traveling north? what kind of ending is that?" When I informed them that the character in question was in a location directly north of the others, they said, "Oh! oh... okay... no... then good ending. When's book two gunna be done?" That's When I decided I needed a map.
I couldn't have my illustrator do it. I can't afford to pay for one, and all the locations are in my head... So. I set about studying maps to emulate and try to learn how to make a map. That's when I found this site... so this is like a slice of heaven on the internet. Plus people have already been very helpful. (Thanks again Chashio and Midgardsormr) I look forward to contributing to this community (as I learn) and hopefully producing a sufficient map. I'm always... always ... open for critique. If you'd like to check it out currently and comment/critique there are two rough versions at http://www.cartographersguild.com/regional-world-mapping/20717-w-i-p-map-upcoming-novel-would-love-critique-before-starting-photoshop.html

Thanks for being here.

Geno

amberroberts09
11-10-2012, 07:54 AM
Welcome to the forum!!!

GenoWrites
11-10-2012, 09:52 AM
Thanks, amberroberts09, I feel welcomed. And, I'm amazed at how helpful total strangers can be. I glad I found this guild.

Have a great day!

Geno

jtougas
11-10-2012, 10:10 AM
Welcome. I have been following your progress in the WIP thread. It's very good :)

GenoWrites
11-11-2012, 06:13 PM
Thanks, Jtougas, I appreciate that. Hoping to have enough work time this evening to post something new.

Have a great evening!

Geno

arsheesh
11-11-2012, 09:49 PM
Welcome to the Guild Geno, and congratulations on finishing your book too btw.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh