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It was good experience to pitch Pink Chase to two agents. I ended up pitching the entire series as a full novel. From going to this conference, I learned all the ups and downs of a traditional publishing system, and found that they will release a book maybe a year from when you sign. That's so far away! For my purposes, I'm going to stick to the slow and steady upgrades to the stories and I'm just going to keep self publishing. I don't think I wanna actually become a full fledged, professional writer. It's really hard and depressing. So, I will finish my thoughts and move on.
I've also got some ideas on how to restart Red Chase. It'll be more closer to telling Al's side of the story as he reawakens from his 15 year hibernation period. It'll also go through the society assimilation themes and horror aspects more, just like I've wanted to do from the beginning, but couldn't figure out how to.
All right, that being said, my number 1 priority is still going to be the completion of the first few episodes of Butterfly Kisses. I'm working on the drawing phase right now.
It's been a while since I last posted. Been busy working on some stuff. Let me tell you all about it.
"Butterfly Kisses" Web Manga
I just finished lettering and layout for the next 9 episodes. I have to say, going all digital is so efficient. I feel like my layout and paneling are top notch, and the dialogue bubbles are all professional looking. This is a great milestone in that it marks the end of uncertainty and this is the 50% mark to completion. I'll be working on the drawing part next. If you're following my Twitter (@RoxioxxStudios), you can see the progress.
It's been fun putting 100% of my time into this project. I'll still be working on the episodes as a whole, so I can't comment on when Episode 2 will be released, but when they are in a good spot, I'll be releasing each episode either every week or every other week. My goal is to complete all these episodes before I get back into job searching. It's one of the things I've wanted to give myself a chance for, and now I do. My target is to be pretty much done in 6 weeks from now.
Thank you for your patience.
"Chase" Short Story Series
Dedicating so much time to writing and learning the craft has really opened up my talents in writing manga, but also, it's helped me understand how to tell a story. I like writing. This weekend, I'll be going to a weekend conference and pitching Pink Chase to an agent. If I'm successful, I may have a deal with a traditional publisher. If not, I'll gain some insight how to make Pink Chase better, and finish it off all independently. The most important part is that I've always wanted to give myself a chance to succeed, and now, I've given myself this, I'm so happy.
All right. That's all for now,
If you're interested in knowing how to create a Visual Novel Character, here is a template and a workshop video to show you the basics.
How are ya? Have you found random, large outlet mall about 10 minutes away from your house? Well, have you checked? Turns out, there was one for me. I wished I explored more. It's been there for over two years. lol.
Anyways, I've been super busy with writing. I know I said I was done with the Chase series, but I then I learned how to build moments, and I just had to redo large parts of the story. I've booked some time with an Agent at the end of the month, so maybe things will work out. The newest editions of "Azure Chase" and "Lavender Chase" will be held up until further notice.
Now, I'm working on "Butterfly Kisses" the web manga. Lots of initial friction, but I'm slowly getting back into the flow. It's been a while so I'm trying to remember how to draw again. It's taking a while and it is stressful.
Also, anyone coming to the #BFGCon which is the Big Frederick Gaming Convention, I'll see you there. Hoping to make some new friends to help with creating board games.
Okay. I'm tired. Night,