I apologize profusely to anyone who has been eagerly waiting an actual chapter to the one story I have on here, after I put that meager teaser of a prologue up. Every time I have tried to write Chapter 1, even though I have an idea of how it goes, I just can't figure out what to do in it. But I think that's going to change soon, because I'm changing the way I write stories.
When I tried writing The Pax, I was doing it stream of consciousness. That worked well for the prologue and first section of Chapter 1, but I got to a point and just didn't know how to transition from one scene to another.
I've come up with a few theories as to why I have issues with writing that way. I'm gonna spare you the boring parts and skip to the solution: basically, instead of writing as it comes to me, I have to plan out a lot of detail for the story, including scenes and scene transitions.
Even though I called that a 'solution' I still have to make sure it works. So, I'm working on a Halloween-based horror one-shot that I should have up on Halloween day, and if that works I'll be participating in a little challenge called 'NaNoWriMo', or National November Writing Month. The challenge is to write a 50k+ word story entirely within the month of November. You can't start writing it until Nov 1 and you have to have at least 50k words of it done by the end of Nov 30.
If all of that works out, I'll be giving the same treatment I gave those stories to The Pax and get to working on it. Please forgive me for my lack of work ethic.
Oh, and for all of those who can't be bothered with a small wall of text.
If you see a couple of more stories done by the start of December, expect progress on The Pax soon thereafter.