Category: If Arc

Mar 17 2016

WIP Update – 16 Mar 16

I managed to pretty well wrap up Chapter 26 and the epilogue of EM. If I was going chronologically, that’d be it, but I still have Chapters 23 and 25 to go. Finishing the book by the end of the weekend is entirely within the realm of possibility, so fingers crossed.

In other news, I’ve decided that besides kicking off CeleKing1, I’ll also be resuming “The Case of the Spotted Leopard” in December. The Ticonderoga Detective Agency series involves comparatively short stories which only amount to novellas or novelettes, so TCotSL will wrap the following January. I’ll probably follow it with another If Arc story, either “The Dragon Lady’s Dark Secret” or something else.

Well, that does it for gazing into the crystal ball. More to come. Stay tuned.

Feb 12 2016

WIP Update – 11 Feb 16

You can be forgiven for thinking I fell off the face of the earth (except for the fact that the site updates still came out on time). I was kept busy by schoolwork and work-work (thanks to my recent return to gainful employment), so I didn’t really have any time for writing. I managed to break the dry spell by doing a little work on Garm’s Chapter 2 of TTWC3 and some work on an If Arc TTWC spinoff I have yet to reveal on the site. While I’ve almost completed my work allotment for the week, I still have a fair bit of homework ahead of me. I’ll see what I can manage, but don’t expect too much. Stay tuned.

Jul 09 2015

WIP Update – 08 Jul 15

I did a little writing on Medusa’s Chapter 4 and some work in the peripheral materials. I also wrote a little on “The Dragon Lady’s Dark Secret”. I know I should finish “The Case of the Striped Leopard” first, but I’ve been watching a fair bit of old mystery movies lately and you need to jot things down with the inspiration strikes. Stay tuned for more.

Apr 06 2015

WIP Update – 04 Apr 15

I did a little writing on TSoM1, finishing up the prologue. I just realized that I haven’t made a single outline for any of the If Arc stories. I should probably work on that and actually give them a little structure. I should probably switch back to TTWC2 after this. Stay tuned.

Apr 04 2015

WIP Update – 03 Apr 15

This is going to sound weird, but I actually did my portion of writing for the day on TCotSL’s sequel, “The Dragon Lady’s Dark Secret”. I happened to have an idea for a scene and decided to go ahead and write it. This may get me started wandering more or perhaps I’ll be able to focus on the task at hand. We’ll see. Stay tuned.

Apr 03 2015

WIP Update – 02 Apr 15

More progress on TCotSL. I’ve actually finished the epilogue, so I have the beginning and the end, but all the middle to sort out. There may be a round or two of rewrites needed before the story is fit for print, though. It’s fun broadening my horizons, but mystery writing really isn’t my forte. Well, nothing to do but keep at it. I’m too invested in the characters to abandon them, so I’ll just have to work harder to come up with the stories to carry them. I’ll probably continue the work for a few days more before switching over to something else. I really need to buckle down of TTWC2, but it’s hard to muster the wherewithal to keep going. Stay tuned.

Apr 02 2015

WIP Update – 01 Apr 15

I made a little more progress on TCotSL and wrote more reviews. It won’t be long and I’ll have the gap closed in my backlog. That leaves me with a huge buffer for movies, but the DVR is packed with a backlog of films to watch. Even if I spent all my waking hours watching movies, I’d probably be at it a couple weeks. Yes, I know, First World problems if you ever heard them. We’ll see what I can get into next. Stay tuned.

Apr 01 2015

WIP Update – 31 Mar 15

Perhaps it was some of my recent movie viewing that prompted me to pick up “The Case of the Striped Leopard” and work on it a bit. I think I’ll keep at it for a while. I’ve got a lot of red herrings built in, but I may need to streamline things to ensure the story flows smoothly. Right now the investigation is just starting, so I’ve got plenty of time to sort things out. I may wait until I finish the story and iron out all the wrinkles before posting any more of it, though. Stay tuned.

Aug 18 2014

WIP Update – 17 Aug 14

I pretty well finished Caligo’s Chapter 2 and epilogue in TTWC2 and did a bit of writing on his Chapters 4 and 5. What happened to Chapter 3, you ask? I’ll be getting to that.

I also did some more work on the peripheral materials for Student of Gladius. Adapting the Gladius Cycle to a Japanese high school AU is an interesting challenge to say the least. Some of the re-aging I’ve done to characters to make it all fit really wreaks havoc on the chronology.

In other news, I’m going to try to start having at least one commentary post per week in addition to the WIP updates. Later I may decide to increase the frequency to as many as three commentary posts per week, but we can take it slow for starters. Stay tuned.

Aug 17 2014

WIP Update – 16 Aug 14

I went through Arachne’s Chapters 2, 3, 5 and her epilogue of TTWC2, pretty well wrapping up her section and also went on to do some minor revisions to Caligo’s prologue and Chapter 1. You know, it’s entirely possible that I may be done writing TTWC2 before it even debuts on the site. Wouldn’t that be something?

I was also stricken by a bit of inspiration and did a little writing on Student of Gladius and adding to the peripheral materials. Speaking of peripheral materials, I went into the Earth Arc encyclopedia and added the kanji and hanzi renderings of Japanese and Chinese characters respectively. All in all, a fairly productive day. We’ll see what else I can get accomplished before switching back over to Tico4. Stay tuned.