My resolution to do a daily blog post went the way of many of my resolutions. I’m going to try to pick it back up again. I’ve been doing historical background in modern history, at the twenty year period level. Outlining of the background for my story has reached the level of particular nations in the late mid 19th century and late 19th century. The American Civil war and the closing of the western frontier are notable events, but I still have expansion to do. Today I am working on an improved summary of the 20th century, after which I will start digging into the particular periods.