Category: The Knight’s Twilight

Mar 04 2015

WIP Update – 03 Mar 15

I did a little writing on Rowland’s Chapter 3 of TTWC3, but most of my time was spent in the peripheral materials. I cited a number of troops under Rowland’s command and I’m having to go back and work the numbers to see that it’s actually accurate. You see, I originally just had statistics on relative troop strengths by year, but I’ve been working on a complete battle record for more accurate calculations. I may or may not have said this before, but I don’t believe in throwing out numbers at random. If I cite some figure, there’s going to be some documentation to back it up.

Also, because I was working in the peripheral materials, I was browsing my archives of older versions of my files (I try to preserve copies of earlier versions after a major change, such as my first and second compression of the Tellus Arc timeline) and I found myself writing a bit on The Knight’s Twilight. Having spent so much time on the Trident War, I’m starting to miss our friends in Gladius. I can afford the occasional detour, but now that I’m putting Tellus Arc stories on weekly serialization, I need to stay on target. I’ve got a few months of lead time, but that could get used up rather quickly if I don’t stay on top of it. Stay tuned.

Sep 13 2014

WIP Update – 11-12 Sep 14

We have another instance of me missing my quota and then having to pay it back with interest the following day. I had a lot of work-related stuff going on Thursday, so that made it difficult. It’s not that I did nothing, mind you. I did a fair bit of work in the peripheral materials, working out the order of succession for the Hua Dynasty and getting their family tree started. However, as I’ve said time and time again (and this’ll be the last time I reiterate it, I swear), the quota system applies to story content only. The peripheral materials are just extra as far as all that’s concerned. Now, I’ve been above quota all week, so I can technically afford to slack off a day or two, but I’m really enjoying this boost to my productivity, so I intend to continue to put my nose to the grindstone.

The actual story progress came from KniTwi. I think I’m going to start mentioning which chapters I’m working on from now on since I have the structure established. The CeleKing stories aren’t quite as well-formed yet, though.

I’ve got the weekend before me, so I should be able to continue chugging along. Stay tuned.

Sep 11 2014

WIP Update – 10 Sep 14

I did some writing on KniTwi, but most of the day’s work was done in the peripheral materials. I got an outline sketched out for KniTwi and also solidified the one for The Boy King’s Madness. A lot of work on the military ranking structure for the Celestial Kingdom duology, which involved adapting the New Earth Empire’s ranks to Chinese. Also worked on the patrician families of Gladius, working out some of the details of the various family branches and their history. It all may sound boring to you, but I love getting elbow-deep in all this worldbuilding stuff. I might have teasers for the Celestial Kingdom books up in the next couple days. Stay tuned.

Sep 10 2014

WIP Update – 09 Sep 14

More work on that Cross Arc story and a little more progress on KniTwi. I really need to start formalizing the former and squaring away the outline for the latter. Fun, fun, fun. Stay tuned.

Sep 08 2014

WIP Update – 07 Sep 14

I really shouldn’t put off my writing to the end of the day. I didn’t get a word written Saturday because of it. I know I said I’d meet my daily quota no matter what, but there’s not much you can do when you pass right out in your chair.

However, I more than made up for it yesterday. I made progress on Chapters 15, 17, 19 and 23 of Tico4, did some more work on KniTwi, and also started jotting down dialog for new Cross Arc story I was recently inspired to develop. Rather busy, perhaps to the detriment of other priorities, but so it goes.

I guess I’ll be switching back over to TTWC2, but I imagine I’ll be doing some more work on KniTwi as well. Stay tuned.

Sep 01 2014

WIP Update – 31 Aug 14

I did a little writing on The Knight’s Twilight. I don’t have it quite organized enough to say which chapter is which yet, but it’s still fairly early on in the process. Maybe if I start devoting more energy toward the story, I’ll get things more squared away. For now, though, we’ll be switching back over to Tico4. Stay tuned.

Aug 29 2014

WIP Update – 28 Aug 14

I pretty well finished up Caligo’s Chapter 3 of TTWC2, wrapping up his section, and then did some writing throughout Orguz’s section. Chapters 1 and 3 are already pretty well finished and I was just doing some light editing. The prologue, Chapter 2 and the epilogue got a little a work done on them.

I also did some work on The Knight’s Twilight. For some reason, a bit of inspiration struck me and I jotted down some dialog. I’ve decided to completely rewrite the story from the ground up rather than struggle to rework the previous version into the current plan. It feels really nostalgic going back to the Gladius Cycle after spending so much time on The Trident War Chronicles. Maybe instead of moving directly on to TTWC3 after I finish TTWC2, I’ll work on some of the Gladius stories. That or I may start mixing it up more. I have plenty of lead time as far as serialization is concerned. We’ll see. Stay tuned.