2w, 5dUpdate (MN7)6 comments · 73 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! :)
4w, 1dSunday Night Writing Update3 comments · 51 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.
4w, 5dWriting Update2 comments · 64 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.)
6 comments · 108 views
A few people have noted my lack of presence lately. Quite so. I won’t drown people in details, but things happening have either taken my attention (Such as a temperamental new PC, thankfully all sorted) or put me in a mindset where writing would have been a bad idea for a number of reasons.
So where does MN7 stand right now? In short, nothing has changed at all. I'm not "gone", I never was. Don't worry yourselves folks. :)
The next chapter hasn’t begun writing yet, but as I remind everyone, writing is not the longest stage of production. In truth I can write a chapter in about 7 writing days. Planning always always always is the time sink.
The next chapter is 80% planned. All the events I want as in it with a first draft order, what’s left to do now is to fill in the gaps. (ie - Turn a hypothetical “Encounter at factory scene” into the exact details of what happens during said encounter) There’s two things I wanna check with my editors first too.
Chapter after that is about 80% planned as well. Again I have the scenes I need readied out in order with some individual planning to go into the in betweens and exact contents.
That’s as far as I’ll tell you for now, because what comes after…well, you’ll just have to wait and see. Suffice to say the ending is now locked in. Its exact scenes are planned to precise quantities.
So when will I get back to writing?
I’m working full time 40 hours from now till Christmas. At first I worried this might be an issue, but having more order and schedule to my life might help in the long run to use weekends to write and weekdays to plan/edit when I’m too short on time for a full writing session. So I’m hopeful this might actually help formalise what was previously a very scattershot schedule.
Hopefully, writing might begin this weekend. I’ll keep you all posted on how it goes. As ever, don’t worry yourselves if I’m quiet for a little. We are on the endgame of the story. Nothing would make me stop now. I sometimes worry I lose story momentum with gaps, but that has never truly happened, it seems. FimFic’s stats just keep going up, after all, so I’m glad it hasn’t hurt anyone with that on any large scale, which was ever my concern. Suffice to say, just let me know what you think of things, especially at this stage of the game when my mind is (if I’m totally honest) surging with wondering what people are going to think of how this story will end…no matter what happens.
7w, 4dFIXED IT12 comments · 105 views
Turns out that FimFic's dodgy maintainence shutdown earlier today mid way through my password change basically cut my password in half. I had to test it letter by letter till it worked. I am now logged in.
How...bizarre. But crisis over.