Thanks to everyone who helped with me with this project.
Just wanted to give you a heads up. I hit my second round of editing deadline (which was today) and have sent it off to get a copy edit. Once that's done (which was ordered to be finished by Sunday afternoon) I'll do a quick review, and then launch it as soon as possible.
For the first time, I'm actually hitting a declared deadline. WOO HOO! *gives self high five* *gives anyone else who's reading this a high five* After a few more of these, I might be ready to head back to working on my "A Long Journey VN."
Anyways, in case if you guys were getting antsy. "Pink Chase" will be released this month. Its definitely a lot stronger in terms of writing and execution than "Red Chase" was, and the next short stories are only going to get better. Speaking of better, I also found that the default typesetting that happens to word files when uploaded to Amazon can be improved in a free software provided by Amazon called Kindle Create. What this means is when you guys open it up in an eBook reader, the text should look better. I tested it in their previewer and it might be okay... I may have to play around with this. If that doesn't work, I'll try Calibre for eBook conversions.
Well, that's all,
Jolly good news to share - I have finished the complete first draft of my final shorty story, Cyan Chase! What this means is that these stories will be coming out for sure! In the past, like with my Visual Novel series, I used to say a number but never actually make that exact amount. I would have to cut it short. When I released stuff then, I'd be happy I published at least part of the story, but I'd wish it was the complete set.
Well, for the "Chase" short stories, I decided that whatever short stories were completely drafted by the end of July were the only ones that I would pursue or I'd jeopardize them all. This time around, I guess since I've learned to focus better and really apply my time well, I managed to finish this draft yesterday! Hooray! I'm glad that I can present the entire set of short stories to you guys.
With that being said, my distractions and guilt have evaporated and I can fully focus on a weekend of developmental edits for Pink Chase, Lavender Chase, and Azure Chase.
I just wanted to share my elation with you guys. Lol. Have a good one,
Woah, internet, dudes... I have... leveled up so much in my writing skills since the last update... like... actually sitting down, trying to understand new concepts in writing, and actually doing the homework in the book. I feel like I've leveled up from LV13 in writing, to at least level LV27 (on the pokemon scale). You'll be noticing my newer works will now have a better emotional impact. I mean, Donald Maass's book "The Emotional Craft of Fiction" has given me so much more technique insight than any developmental editor so I've had so far (not to say I didn't learn from them; just I didn't learn as much). So the last short story in the "Chase" series - "Cyan Chase" - literally has passages that are mostly created from that book. It is night and day compared to the dreary thing I was imagining to this awesome thing I've created. It was difficult as all heck too, because like I said, the concepts in that book were so above my level...
Man... I haven't flexed my brain this hard in so long... Anyways, I thought I would share this with you guys. I'm just really happy I got the breakthrough book I was looking for (plus the pulp-fiction class I took before). I'll be revising all my current drafts to have more of those emotional moments from that book I read.
As for updates, I've noticed a lot of traffic to the website. Seems like there is some excitement for the next short story. Due to your interest, I'll make sure that it is released this month.
That's all for now. Will have another update in a few days.
Here is yet another progress update on my work. I've been working heavily on three things this week: web content, profile pics, and the short stories.