Jul 31 2014

WIP Update – 30 Jul 14

I continued to make progress on Caligo’s Chapter 1 of TTWC2. I just have a little ways to go before wrapping it up. After I finish it, I think I will go back to the Monarch Lich’s section as I’d really like to have a decent straight-ahead buffer filled up before the book’s serial run starts. Of course, with my new writing quotas, if I stick to TTWC2 on Tellus Arc weeks, I may well have the book completed before its serial run even begins. Wouldn’t that be something? Stay tuned.

Jul 30 2014

WIP Update – 29 Jul 14

I said I was going to start with a straight-ahead run on TTWC2, but I immediately broke with the idea and instead worked on Caligo’s Chapter 1. I suppose I’m just going to be jumping around after all. It’s a good long while before TTWC2 begins its serial run, though, so I can certainly afford to jump around. Sometimes being locked into given path gives you better focus and continuity, but there are also merits to flowing where the inspiration takes you. I suppose it’s a balancing act. Now that I’ve started this chapter, I believe I’ll see it through before moving on. Stay tuned.

Jul 29 2014

WIP Update – 28 Jul 14

Yesterday’s post is just coming up now because I was having server issues. On to more recent progress, I pretty well have Xenomachos’ Chapter 5 finished, which means that for all intents and purposes, TTWC1 is complete. Yay. I poked around a little bit with TTWC2, but the real progress is coming from here on out. I think I might attempt a straight-ahead run first in a bid to complete the Monarch Lich’s section before I allow myself to hop around. We’ll see. Stay tuned.

Jul 29 2014

WIP Update – 27 Jul 14

I pretty well finished Chapter 9 in Tico4 and made some decent headway into Chapter 10. Maybe now with my new push to meet wordcount quotas will ensure that I wrap up TTWC1 and move on to TTWC2. Stay tuned.

Jul 27 2014

WIP Update – 26 Jul 14

I made some decent progress on Chapter 9 of Tico4. This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while and I may have actually brought it up in a previous entry, but I’m pledging to write at least 500 words of story content a day every day, no exceptions.  It doesn’t necessarily have to be one of my books in serialization, but it has to be actual story content. Work in the peripheral materials is separate. If I can keep that sort of pace, I’d have the equivalent of at least two novels a year. (My novels tend to hover around the 70K mark, so it’d actually be closer to three.) As I said, it’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while, but I think I may finally have the wherewithal to commit to it. Stay tuned.

Jul 26 2014

WIP Update – 24-25 Jul 14

I’ve been inching along in Chapter 9 of Tico4. More of my time has been spent doing research into the logistics of the scenario than anything else. Yes, it’d be terribly amusing if I still got called out for getting facts wrong even after doing the research, but so it goes.  We’ll see what further progress I can make. Stay tuned.

Jul 24 2014

WIP Update – 23 Jul 14

I did a little more writing on Chapter 9 of Tico4. I was going back and forth on the venue for the second section, but I’ve decided one option makes the scenario more plausible, so I had to do some rewriting to go that route. Now maybe I can charge forward a bit, if I can scrape together the time to get any writing done, that is. Stay tuned.

Jul 22 2014

WIP Update – 21 Jul 14

I mostly finished the first section of Chapter 9 of Tico4 and got a couple paragraphs into the second. Depending on how much time I can rustle up for writing, I should finish the chapter in a day or two. Stay tuned.

Jul 21 2014

WIP Update – 19 Jul 14

I made more headway in Xenomachos’ Chapter 5 of TTWC1, but I still have a ways to go before it’s done. Since I squeezed in a little work on Tico4 last week, maybe I’ll work a little more on TTWC1 this week. Who knows? Stay tuned.

Jul 19 2014

WIP Update – 18 Jul 14

I continued to work on the epilogue of Tico4 (yes, I know it seems counterintuitive to be working on the very end when I still have so much in between, but I typically work where inspiration takes me and then go back through to fill in the blanks) and also worked a little on one of the Space Arc shorts. It’s not much, but progress is progress. (I say that a lot, don’t I?) Stay tuned for more.