So I’ve started work now, which means I have less time on my hands. To take a bit of pressure off myself, I have decided that I’ll update only every 2 weeks from now on.

I’ve been editing a story recently and being obsessive about the dates and travel times and what not. I made a map with a scale and everything, and as I was checking my distances and travel times I realized everything was off by a couple days. I thought I’d just been lazy the first time round, but actually I was using a different ruler. My rulers, apparently, are not very accurate. Anyway, everything matched if I used the old ruler, using the new ruler made everything longer. I ended up having to redo everything I’d done with the new ruler. So, just to keep in mind – use the same measuring device!

Aside from that cautionary tale, I thought I might share some links I’ve found useful that relate to average movement of horses, people and wagons hitched to various types of animals.

This link here has some useful guidelines about how far people and horses can travel a day in different types of terrain and weather.

This one here is about horses, wagons and stagecoaches.

And this final one here is about how far armies would generally move in a day.

I hope people find these useful! Also, if you know any other great sources of information for world-building, let me know!