Category: Ladybug Ladybug

Jun 21 2014

WIP Update – 20 Jun 14

I mostly finished Gamaliel’s Chapter 5 and Xenomachos’ Prologue in TTWC1. I also rewrote much of Xorgoth’s Prologue and jotted down some dialog for his Chapter 1 in TTWC2. And to mix things up, I also worked on a scene from Ladybug, Ladybug There was also a fair bit of work in the peripheral materials, to include adjusting the heights of several species, prompting successive changes throughout my character database. Dwarves and Goblins are now a good ten inches shorter on average, among other things.

Speaking of Dwarves, while trying to figure out an adjectival form of “Nanos”, I came to discover that my Greek was worse than I thought (and trust me, the bar is set rather low). While doing some double-checking, I came to realize that “Xotika” is plural, not singular. At first, I was doing a lot of search and replace, but then I decided that the proper singular “Xotiko” wasn’t quite as euphonic as I’d like. Seeing as how I was already taking liberties with the language, I opted to make “Xotika” serve as both the singular and the plural and simply chalk it up to dialect. (Any actual Greek speakers in the audience may take some offense at this, but anyone familiar with my work knows that I bend language to my purposes and not the other way around, as evidenced by the many idiosyncrasies of my writing.) I did at least eliminate the incorrect plural form “Xotikes”, for whatever that’s worth.

Feb 10 2014

WIP Update – 08-09 Feb 14

What progress I made Saturday was mostly done in the peripheral materials. I actually spent quite a bit of time just reading my stuff. I don’t mean this to be self-congratulatory or anything, but I do enjoy reading my own work and since I write for myself first, I guess that’s a good sign.

Yesterday, I wrote a few scenes from the Earth Arc thriller Ladybug, Ladybug. The scenes were kinda stuck in my head, so I decided to get them down on the page. Perhaps the next time I get some time off, I should devote myself to just writing down all the scenes from all the different stories that are floating around in the ol’ cabeza and then worry about grafting them into cohesive narratives later. I don’t know. It’s an idea.

I didn’t get around to finishing Ionathas’ Chapter 2, but I think I’ll try devoting what little writing time I can manage during the week to restarting Tico3. I need to punch things up a bit because my current plan for the chapter is rather bland. We’ll see what I can come up with. Stay tuned.