I haven’t been on much, because work went insane with the full launch of the iPhone 7 and the problems with the Samsung with exploding batteries. Things are finally starting to calm down now so I may get some writing done.
I have a bit done on the next chapter. I know everyone is eager for me to get to Ilium to start the Angstrofuck of Doom(tm) but as usual I’m intending to have all the pieces moved into the correct place first. I have several outlines of how to proceed that range from Crazy Awesome to the deaths of several main characters (and needing to redo / re-plan some later stuff to adapt to said deaths).
Currently the only people — the ONLY people — with absolute plot armor that are guaranteed to SEE ME3 are Shep, Liara, Garrus, Tel, Ahern, Grunt, and Anderson. Everyone else is (at least theoretically) on the chopping block.
Only Liara and Shep have plot armor to see ME4. (Well, and Vigil, but he’s a troll so fuck him.)
I also have a chapter of Lions about ready to go, although I’ll probably rewrite it. We’re coming to the end of the first Arc — once its’ done, we get to the second arc where Dalthos Fortress occurs. Not sure how long that will take as there’s a lot of things to go over.
The Kai Leng / Kahlee Sanders drama-trauma and what happens to Rachel comes after that part.
Finally, Aberron (the guy who writes Living an Indoctrinated Dream) and I have been working to write up the actual text of the Cerberus Manifesto, which I plan to put out sometime this week if you’re interested.
In other news, as soon as one of my artists gets back to me, I’m going to start having some of the OC’s drawn up.
The one after that shouldn’t take too long… (crosses fingers).
I’d also like to remind people I’m really not that interested in different pairings for Shepard… got three PM’s and two emails about that since the last chapter. While I love feedback, it should be towards things that actually need changing.
The Bad News: I’m up to 8,000 words on the next chapter, but I don’t know if I’ll have time to work on it this weekend or not.
The Good News: Since I’m not sure I finished the Tetrimus STG file for you guys 🙂
I’m about 4500 words into the next chapter. I’m hoping to have something ready to go by the weekend, but I wouldn’t say its impossible that I won’t get anything serious done until Labor Day in the US (September 5)
Work has been beyond insane, with several days where I’ve had to work from 4 AM to 7 PM the next day. I won’t get into why, but this has obviously disrupted my sleep schedule, and with other things going on has cut down on my writing time.
I have gotten estimates from several artists on the next phase of artwork and am in the process of determining what to go with based on Patreon feedback. Ideas to that effect are also welcome here.
Again, huge thanks to the Editing Gang for your assistance, especially those of you who wrote big chunks of stuff, even if it wasn’t all used (Rob).
I’m working on the next chapter now.
It won’t be completed anytime soon, it needs a LOT of work.
It appears the site was down earlier today, database issues — I think I’ve fixed it, but email me (email@example.com) if it goes down again.
I’ve done about five thousand words on the next chapter without an outline, as the outlines keep not meeting what I need to write with.
Things are going slowly since I’ve got relatives staying with me and work is sort of getting hectic. On the plus side, I have (finally) gotten the research stuff I need for drell, the engineering guide and maybe another add on to No Single Raindrop.
It is very likely (but not 100%) that something will come out in August, probably at least two STG files (one of them on Tetrimus) and maybe — no promises — another chapter of Lions.
The OSABC rewrites are going very well thanks to the Second Editing Gang. although re-reading it has opened my eyes to just how shit it really was. 🙁
Having to do some rethinking and shuffling of the outline to make things fit. I’m going to try for a early draft — maybe — this weekend.
Outline is mostly done, first rough draft should be ready by this weekend for the Editing Gang to start going over.
This isn’t a firm timeline since there’s the chance I will be sidelined by work.
Thank you for those who have volunteered to help rewrite/fix/unfuck OSABC.
I’m interested in people’s thoughts about how this should happen:
- I can put out a chapter at the beginning of a week (Monday) and pick it up Saturday or Sunday, which allows people to choose their own time to edit or
- I can put it out on a Saturday morning and have an official ‘edit block’ of time for publication on Monday, which allows for more interaction with editors.
Which would be more convenient?
In TWCD news, no, haven’t started the next chapter yet. Links for the outline will go up on the Patreon page when done. There is another Patreon Status report up there as well.