Monday, September 19, 2016

Today I finally got back to my novel. Hooray! Starting out with a lower daily wordcount goal until I can get into it again. This chapter has caused me no end of annoyance. I've restructured it 3 times and I still have problems getting into the character's head at times, but I think the only way to get around that is to just write it out and do the bulk of the work in editing. At my current rate, this next 25000 words of my novel will take around 50 days, but I don't know if there are actually 25000 words left in this thing, or if my daily output will stay constant. I won't let it go down, but it could very well go up.

After my novel, I'm not sure yet. It's still weird to think 'my novel will be finished'. It's been an idea in my head for so long I haven't planned an 'after' yet. I've got another 50 days minimum so we'll see next month.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Another month gone by, huh.

Welp, I've got 2 stories I'm working on at the moment, but both are favors to friends, so I don't know if I'll ever be posting them publicly. It's not a big loss, really, they're both going to end up pretty short. After that, I really want to get back to my novel. I started writing it sometime in last August and, well, that would make this post right around one year since I started. I don't want this first draft to take any longer, and I know if I hadn't been so lazy about it I could've had it done within a year like I wanted.

So, that's what's going on for me right now. Catch you all in another month or so.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Quick little update this time. A couple pieces of content for you all.

A couple days ago I posted my new story, "Attentive Care", about a manticore nurse doing what manticores are best at:

Also, Pride-kun drew a new piece with Jenna:

I am working on a new piece, but I don't have much to say about it right now except it'll be short. After that I may go back to my novel. That's all for now.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Time for another update! I unfortunately haven't gotten as much done on my novel as I was hoping, but plenty of other things have happened. I wrote a second chapter to the Manticore and a Half story, which you can find on my TFT page. I'm also in the progress of writing another manticore story as something of a favor for someone, though I don't know when that will be done.

Plans for the future: finish the manticore story, continue writing the novel, and... I don't know. The novel's going to take a lot of time, I don't think there's much else to plan out right now. As much as I love manticores, maybe the next story won't be about them.

Also, if you haven't seen it already, less/haohi drew a picture of Jenna, the six-armed manticore in Manticore in a Half. You can see that picture on the story page on TFT.

I'm also going to submit Manticore and a Half to Literotica, so that should show up in another week or so. I really wish the formatting on that site wasn't so lazy, but about 60% of my story views come from there so I shouldn't just ignore it.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It's been a while.

First off, I'd like to say I have a account now and I'll be uploading lots of my stories over there now. Link on sidebar. I moved there mostly because it's a lot easier to read and I have more formatting options than pastebin.

Also, I uploaded my newest story, Manticore and a Half, to both pastebin and TFT. Give it a look.

As for blog posting, I skipped last month partially out of laziness and partially due to lack of progress. I wish I could say I finished Not the Fall, but in truth, I couldn't. It wasn't that I couldn't muster the energy to write, it was that I didn't know what to write. The ending I have in my head is boring and unfulfilling, and I can't come up with anything better. I wanted to finish it, I really did. But no amount of effort can overcome an empty head. At this point, I don't think I'll be able to finish it at all. It might happen in the future, but don't count on it.

Now that I've written some shorter things, it's time for me to get back to my novel. I've probably been away from it for too long. Starting Monday, I'll be back to my regular writing schedule, starting at 0/25000 words. Chances are, I'll finish within that 25000 word count, probably somewhere around 20000.

Till next time.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

It's been about a month, so I figured I'd post an update.

Still working on Not the Fall. Took a couple weeks break before starting but now I'm a couple thousand words into it. I intend on finishing it before doing anything else, as I don't see there being any more than 3 or 4 more chapters until it's done, but plans can change.

Bummed the writing competition over on the wiki still hasn't announced results, but I'll live. To be honest I'm not really expecting to win, I just wanted to see if I could fit a complete story in 5000 words. I think I did a good enough job of it.

After Not the Fall is finished? I'll probably go back to my novel. Not 100% sure though. I do kind of want to write some smut as I haven't done that in a while, but if nothing comes to me, then I won't really be able to get anything written. There's also a scylla doujin that was recently posted on dlsite that I grabbed. Might translate that, but I think this is less likely to happen compared to the other two options.

That's all for this update. Hopefully I'll have some real content for you soon.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Things are moving along. Here's what's happening at this moment:

I'm writing a contest entry for the MGE wiki contest. Rough draft is done, editing next, then I'll be submitting it. Probably won't post it until the contest is over, but don't know for sure about that yet. I had a little trouble keeping it under the 5000 word limit but I think what I've got is good.

The Cheshire doujin, "Monstergirl Encyclopedia Damage Report: Cheshire's Welcome to Wonderland", has been cleaned and is ready for me to translate and typeset. I'm assuming no one else has already started to do this so that's what I'm working on. It's 25 pages total with 20 of that being actual content (not front/back cover, afterword, etc). As far as volume of work, KC has written a bit more text in this than the average doujin, so that will slow things a little, but he's also pretty good about keeping text in speech bubbles, which makes my life easier. Depending on how much of my time I put into this, I could have it done as quickly as a week or as slow as three. We'll see.

Next up I believe I'll be continuing Not the Fall. However, I also have a doujin coming in from Japan that has been neither scanned nor translated and I will probably want to work on translating part of it when it comes in. Not the Fall will probably take a backseat to that.