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DSNesmith


You can bring a horse to water, but you can't make it write.

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  • 92 weeks
    I am a slooooow writer

    This final draft is diverging a little from the previous one, so I need to rework some chapters (especially in this middle chunk). Going to break with the weekly posting structure and start putting the chapters up when they're done. The next one still needs a bit more work, so look for it sometime this week or next--sorry for the delays, but the weekly/biweekly schedule is starting to get a bit

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  • 95 weeks
    One more week

    Had an extremely busy week and haven't had time to give a final polishing pass to the next chapter, so I'm going to delay it till next sunday. Apologies! We'll resume the biweekly pace next week.

    I'm considering a longer break near the end of act 2 to get all of act 3 polished so I can return to the weekly posting schedule for the final set of chapters.

    As always, thanks for reading!

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  • 98 weeks
    New posting schedule

    I liked having the extra time to do final proofreading and minor rewrites so much that I'm going to make it a regular thing. I'll post chapters biweekly from here on out. There are still a couple later chapters that I'm not super pleased with, so I might take a little extra time once we get closer to them to tweak them more.

    Thanks for reading!

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  • 101 weeks
    Brief Posting Break

    Going to be busy with social events for the next two weekends, so I'll be taking a short break on the chapter postings. Chapters will resume going up on the 27th of August.

    Thanks for reading!

    1 comments · 103 views
  • 109 weeks
    Thicker Than Water is a go!

    After a lot longer than it really should have taken, I'm finally at a point where I can start publishing Thicker Than Water. I plan to put up about one chapter a week, although we're starting off with two because they're so closely intertwined. There are 27 chapters and an epilogue in total, at a little less than 200k words. I'm still tweaking things here and there so the final wordcount might go

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Sep
2nd
2018

August Update · 9:08pm Sep 2nd, 2018

I think I'm going to start doing these monthly. Keep myself accountable, and all that. I'm currently averaging about a chapter a week:

As I feared frankly expected, the chapters are still being split for length, so it's getting kind of hefty and we're looking to shoot for the 200k mark. I'm sure they'll get edited down a bit in rewrites, but probably not to the point where I can condense them back into singular chapters.

I've also got to get around to making a real cover image at some point, and I'm pretty sure what it will look like, I just haven't actually taken time to draw it out yet. Probably going to wait till I'm finished with the first draft before I go chasing distractions.

Speaking of distractions, The Witcher 3 is just as fantastic on the third 100-hour playthrough as it was on the first. I've managed to get into a groove that lets me write a thousand words or so and still binge on exploring Skellige on weekdays, so I'm in a very good mood this month. We're still on track to finish first draft by early winterish, assuming no calamities.

As a final note, ya'll ought to read Mis-Shapes by Grimm. It's essentially a portrait of a family falling apart at the seams and imploding. Good stuff; depressing in all the right ways. Highly recommended. I just hope he finishes it soon.

Comments ( 1 )
JBL

I literally can't complain about another 200K chapter from you. Well, I could complain that it could use another 200K.

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