So, the Tuyo world is finally getting to be so large and complicated that, as I mentioned in a comment recently, I’m starting to put together notes about this world. I think it might be best to add all of it in separate pages linked from the series page on this website. That’s awkward if someone has poor access to the internet, a factor I’m vividly aware of since I have poor access to the internet, but on the other hand, I could set it up as a series of linked pages that are formatted in different ways so that people can choose which version to click to.
That is, I could do one main page of general notes about the world, but from that page link to various other pages. I could do a list that’s all people, sorted out into groups of Lau, Ugaro, Lakasha, Ro, Tarashana, and Saa’arii and then within those categories sorted out by family. (Not that we know many Tarashana people just yet, or any Saa’arii, but I expect that will change). Then a different list that’s all place names, sorted out by summer lands, winter country, country of sand, starlit lands. Again, we’ve hardly been anywhere in the starlit lands as yet; again, I expect that to change eventually.
But I could then also link from the general page to a different list where everyone and every place and every thing, including vocabulary words in each language, is listed in strict alphabetical order.
If I wanted to, I could also do yet a third list where everyone is listed by which book they first appear in.
Then I could link the general notes page from every Tuyo-world ebook and at least add a note that it’s there to the paper editions.
I think that sounds like a pretty good idea. It’s kind of a lot of work, but it’s the sort of methodical task I rather like when I’m not in the mood to actually work on a novel. And there’s no rush. I can plan to put that up sometime before TASMAKAT drops, but, I mean, June would be fine, but later would also be fine, it’s not like there’s a deadline.
Anyway, just something I’m thinking about.
Some of the people would have to have pretty vague comments because anything specific would constitute a spoiler. But I can add notes like, Tasa inYoraro, an important Ugaro healer. We meet her in SUELEN, at which time she belongs to the inKera. We hear about her influence in TASMAKAT, at which time she belongs to the inYoraro. That avoids all possible spoilers while providing a note that indicates I haven’t forgotten that she was inKera in SUELEN and it’s not a mistake to refer to her as Tasa inYoraro in TASMAKAT.
I suppose I ought to do that for other series as well. And maybe finally consider providing maps. I’m not sure how to draw a map that looks good and could be included as an image on a series page, but I guess I could figure that out.