First Writing

Okay, it’s only 250 words, but I did get off a paragraph this morning. I’m starting the narration on French Louisiana and the founding of New Orleans. It will take a few pages and it will give the reader necessary context to understand everything after. Not terribly exciting to write, but not too hard either. The main thing is not to get too sucked into reading about the details of 18th century Louisiana! More tomorrow.

By the way, this project began, appropriately enough, on September 9th — the 293rd anniversary of the Company of the Indies directive that a new town called New Orleans should be founded, between the Mississippi and Lake Pontchartrain.