I’ve been thinking a lot about Tellus lately, so this ties right in with my last blog. I guess I just can’t shake the planet, not the people, from my mind.
I’ve been thinking about the landscapes and scenery. I’ve been thinking about the visuals. And I’ve been wanting to get pictures to represent the nations, how I seen them in my head. I thought about commissioning an artist to draw them, but that somehow felt unfair to my planet. I think, often, about getting a camera and going out into the world to find actual places that represent what I see. But, and I know I’m probably way out of line here, I feel like there is nothing I could find that would display it accurately.
I’ve searched the internet for free to use photos, downloaded the best I could find, and tried to photo shop them together. But my photo shop skills are severely lacking. That doesn’t mean that I’ll give up. Knowing what I know about me, that most likely means that I will spend way too much time trying to figure out how to create these picture and not enough time working on my next book.
I feel there’s value in the pictures. But at the same time, I wonder if it’s worth the sacrifice. Let me know what you think.
And while you’re at it, if you haven’t read it yet, head over to the Tellus page - https://www.jdlafrance.com/tellus - and read The Ancient War. Even if you have, maybe you want to read it again, because in my next blog, I will be releasing the next installment, The War Turns Cold.