It took a bit longer than I would have liked, but I finally got it done.
I’ll be pretty busy the next few weeks, but I hope to get one more chapter out (6k so far) and most of new Volus and Drell material going.
As for the new chapter, well… did you really think it would be that easy to be rid of krogan Dr. Doom? LOL.
I finally got the next chapter to the Editing Gang, albeit a week late. I strongly doubt it will be ready by Christmas (although certainly by New Years.)
To make up for my failure, here is our annual Cthulhu Christmas Carol :
The next chapter of TWCD is with the Editing Gang. I need to add a couple of excerpts and have a final check for tone and all that by the gang.
The problem being I’m stuck at work today!
I would hope I can get the chapter wrapped up, edited, and published with bad ellipsis by tomorrow, sometime after church.
I’ve done a … really shaky history draft for the drell and I am working on volus biology. Once biology is done, Jacob has done a lot of the rest but at least one piece would need re-writes.
In other news my health is better, although I’ve had more family drama that’s been distracting me to some degree. Shouldn’t affect the work.
Enjoy, my friends. Thanks to the Editing Gang, and for all of you who read and review.
Here you go:
In case you didn’t know, the Editing Gang has slowly and carefully been
helping me fix my abuse of punctuation and eliminate derp assisting me in rewriting the original OSABC.
We’re up to chapter 38 now (32: Shepard and Liara). There is a thread on the forums that will usually cover any major structural changes.
TWCD still being worked on by the Editing Gang as well, with a planned ETA of late Sunday evening for publication. The chapter after that will probably be out before the heat death of the universe.
ETA to publication is probably sometime this weekend.
I’ve managed to feel good enough to work a little bit (a very, very little bit) on some things.
- I’m roughly 1200 words into an Ahern doc on the quarians.
- I’m at about 3000 words on the next TWCD chapter.
- I’m fiddling with a chapter to No Single Raindrop
Right now, there are a large number of chapters up for editing for the rewrite of OSABC. I’d like people to focus on that while I’m down, since it’s easier for me to work with that stuff. If we could knock down 10 chapters a week we could easily have the whole thing done and start on ATTWN (which also needs attention in a few places).
Back surgery is going to have to wait. I’m talking to my doctor and my chiropractor (board certified, former sports medical professional, thinks reiki is shit and that homopaths should be jailed — you know, my kind of chiropractor) and they want to do some ATLAS adjustments and try to line my spine back up and see if that doesn’t reduce pressure on the disc.
The *good* news is nothing is fused yet and that most of the fractures, while sizeable, are not expanding. I’ve been put on several supplements (calcium and strontium, FDA approved stuff only, I’m not wasting time with fucking herbs).
The bad news is that I’m not sure how long it will take before I feel better.
Not helping events : I loaned my sister a car, the Chrysler 300 that belonged to my wife. First she got it towed because she let her idiot boyfriend drive it. Now it’s been in an accident and the insurance company is telling me it is totalled.
Just what I needed. In any event, work is … proceeding. Hopefully (as stated) I can get the next chapter out by late August, as my focus is on not straining myself.
If you are on the ‘regular’ editing gang and would like to join the “OSABC editing gang” just request approval, as I have the list of emails. Anyone who is not currently on the Gang that I don’t know needs to please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Editing Gang has the whole thing now. I’ve started on the chapter after that.
Should hit FF.net late tomorrow afternoon or evening, maybe earlier depending.
Update: Definitely will be publishing this evening after 5 PM.
(Editing Gang Ninja Edit: this stupid bastard sat on his ass drunk for months without writing until we went to his house and beat the update out of him. Don’t listen to his lies.)
The next chapter of That Which Cannot Die is (finally) here, after long months of arduous research, heavy study, and combat against shadowy unnamed forces.