WednesdayMN7 update for January slot3 comments · 33 views
Just a heads up, I'm setting a tentative January release time for the next chapter. Likely second half of the month.
Work gets ultra busy for me this time of year in my industry. Couple with holidays taking time and, well, you guys know the score.
I may be writing a "short" (as in, 10 pages or so) to fill the Christmas gap in the little time I have, using some content that wouldn't fit in the next chapter for pacing reasons. Just a little gift for you all at the end of the year...maybe. If I can make it all work right. :)
Thank you all for your patience, this happens every year around this point!
4 comments · 99 views
Significant increase in chapter quality this week. Remember all I talked about last week? I did a bunch of editing on those scenes and they are vastly vastly stronger than they used to be. One event in particular I’m very pleased with.
It has also advanced further, finishing us up to about…hmm…50-55% if I think on it? It galls me that these chapters take longer, but thats the nature of finales.
Learning point from this session is consistency of events. A massive event near the end of one scene in my current draft is somehow unnoticed by everyone else not directly affected by it in the next scene. Need to add more “reaction” or queries as to what happened. Also want to go back and streamline one sequence a little more to drop some pagecount. I sense a little bloat somewhere in a 1st act scene. I’ll likely do that during the week as it’s just smaller edits.
Thus far, I’m finding that this chapter has a certain rawness to it that I am particularly enjoying. Just everything being unleashed and a lot of minor character moments trying to struggling to stay afloat in a world thats already started the descent into changing history. Probably gonna do more with that, I think.
8w, 4hUpdate (MN7)6 comments · 94 views
Had a health issue (more detail here) thats held back writing a bit, but we're still firmly in business, Doc's given me some anti-inflammitories that should help. Typing feels much easier now compared to being completely unable in the last couple days, using a mouse is a nightmare but typing has no pressure on my wrist directly.
So we had a little delay on writing till I knew for sure. It'll still be a bit slower than normal too, but just letting you all know there's nothing drastic! :)
9w, 3dSunday Night Writing Update3 comments · 57 views
Sunday Night Writing Update
Progress was made this weekend, as usual. I didn’t write on the Saturday because I had to go visit my new nephew in hospital. Three days old!
Got back into it today on Sunday and made up for the lost ground. The initial act of the chapter is complete now, putting us at approx 30% done. 20% gain from last week.
Also, while I’m here. I know you guys have sent some questions on pacing or editing. I do intend to answer them, I just need to think about what I’m gonna say on things first for them.
10w, 5hWriting Update2 comments · 73 views
Good news, that schedule I talked about seems to work. I did the first stage of the chapter this weekend and it’s being editing during the week for next weekends writing session. This could be nicely structured, might let me predict dates more in advance. (Maybe!)
Currently, it is 100% planned and about 10% written. I’ll update after each weekend. This one is a real doozy to pack as much content into, having to force myself to keep brevity in mind for some. (And there were some painful cuts in the planning stage too, including a joke I’d been waiting so very long to do, but just couldn’t make the cut. It took too much setup for one line.)