As for the new book, I've been busy with my new job and life situation and so haven't gotten down to writing for a long time. However, I as I took a walk in nature the past few days, I've been struck with some ideas about world design. For example, I plan a village by a volcano. Might as well have some hot springs there. However, the biggest thing I've been thinking about is the implementation of water and rivers.
Another thing I recently thought about that I don't recall explaining in Shining is how guns are not used in close range combat except for charged shots. Since this is the case with every series I've seen, it escaped my notice, but perhaps I need to add a section where that is made clear. While I don't have to worry about it in the next book, I do take some pride in trying to be a thorough with Shining as possible.
Until the next report,
J. D. Nyle