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

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  • 86 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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  • 89 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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  • 93 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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  • 96 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!

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  • 103 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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February Update · 3:09pm Mar 3rd, 2019

Progress hasn't halted, but it is going very, very slowly right now--a hundred words a day or so. I don't know what it is about this chapter but I am still hitting a wall with it. It's not even like it's a complicated chapter, it's an action scene of all things. I'll get through it eventually. Once the second wind hits I'll probably go back to cranking out 2-3 chapters a month, but who knows if that'll be in March or sometime later when the sun starts shining again.

At this point it's become pretty clear that even if this one comes out before the end of the show, the next one won't--but that's fine. I've always written these at least 50% for my own enjoyment, so even if nobody's left to read them I'll put them out. I've got plans for some original fiction afterward, but I wouldn't feel right leaving Rye and company out to dry without a proper sendoff (plus, this one ends on kind of a downer note... the next one is planned to be much more upbeat).

Wish I had this guy's writing ethic, but we can't all be typing machines.

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Comments ( 2 )

Well, you've got one loyal reader right here, patiently waiting.

Glad to hear it. :raritywink:

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