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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Chapter 2 is finished.

Chapter 2 of An Alternate History of the Netherlands (3rd Ed) is complete. I've added a little and trimmed a little. One of the new things is a brief summery of Abel Tasman's circumnavigation of Australia. Thus the easy part of the new edition is complete. From here on out, it's going to start diverging more from our own history. I have no idea when Chapter 3 will be finished; obviously after I'm done moving. I figure at the rate I'm poking along, I should have the whole thing finished early next year. So as long as the world don't end in December, I'm aiming to complete it in January.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Chapter one complete.

I've began work on a third edition to An Alternate History of the Netherlands. The easiest part is complete, chapter one. In this edition it will cover 1569-1609, and I call it easiest because it required the least amount of rewriting. The whole story will be overhauled and rewritten in several cases. The purpose is to make it more realistic in terms of the impact that the United Provinces would have on history. It won't be posted on the website. Instead, I plan to turn it into an ebook, and hope it will sell a bit better than The End. It will also focus on Dutch history and the rest of the world will be more background. Obviously I'll have to explain the whole Sweden-Russia thing, and how the House of Wittelsbach replaced the Romanovs. I suppose a strong Dutch monarchy itself would alter the dynastic flow of European history as well.