I have had a few questions about the current status of GI and NGD, both are unbelievably behind. My original intention was to post by Thanksgiving but due to delays in RL and in writing, I think a Christmas update is probably more plausible. Sorry, but at least you get long updates. I myself hate waiting for months and then you get 7 pages only (if you're lucky).
I don't suppose anyone knows a good way to get rid of pesky plot bunnies? In the last three weeks I've managed to start three brand new stories and none of them, curse my love of convoluted plots, appears to be anything that could remotely be thought of as a 'one-shot' or even a novella. *headdesk*
-SheWolfe7 (who is now going to try and get something written)
I have marvelous news! I'm getting close to finishing GI 7, as of today I have 24 1/2 pages with three more planned scenes to fit in this chapter. The planned scenes should be more than enough to end the chapter if all goes well. I'm very excited to finally, finally have something finished relatively quickly!
On the downside, I've only got about 8 pages for the next NGD chapter which is somewhat disappointing. Fortunately, with the GI 7 chapter nearly ironed out, I should have plenty of time to write out the necessary bits. I've already completed the majority of the legwork for the chapter, it's all about writing out events as they fall out.
Wish me luck, likely I'll need it! *grins*
I thought I'd write a post just so that everyone knows that I am indeed alive and that things are going as well as can be expected.
To get straight to the point, GI 6 has been an absolute nightmare to write (nevermind the fact that RL was not very kind to me during this time as well). As of this post it is 28 pages long, incomplete, somewhat fractured, and in desperate need of a beta.
I was really hoping to get this finished and posted sometime this month but as there are only two more days left in March, I suspect that it will be sometime in early April before it gets posted.
I'm beginning to think that I shouldn't bother with those 'Next Chapter' snippets at the end of the chapters because a lot of times nothing that I think will happen actually occurs in the next chapter. At times that is a source of annoyance, despair, and, occasionally, amusement to me. In the case of GI 6, it was more the first two than the latter.
Anyway...expect an update in April!
Unfortunately, I have not finished the chapter so I can't post it before I vanish off into the lands of no-internet. Fortunately, this away time will also give me plenty of time to finish so unless something catastrophic occurs, Good Intentions will be updated this weekend sometime.
Wish me luck, I have at least another two scenes to write and another to revise before sending it off for inspection. Hope everyone has a good week! Talk to you all when I get back home later this week. Happy Halloween!
I'm going to be short and brief cause my wrists are killing me but I've done the near impossible. Somehow I have managed to type out over 20 pages for GI 5 in about 4 days! *cheers* At this rate, I'll be ready to post for sure by the end of this month and this will definitely be the longest chapter yet (28 full pages and still going).
I will warn you now, there is a HUGE plot twist in this chapter that will explain a lot of things that might not have made sense. What you'll make of it...well, I can only guess. So keep your eyes out for the next chapter!
First the characters were being uncooperative and then I came to the realization that if I wrote the chapter as I had been planning I would hit a slight plot hole a few chapters down the road. To avoid the problems this would cause later, I decided to scrap most of what I had and write things a little differently. Unsurprisingly, this will cause a slight delay due to the fact that only a two or three scenes can be re-used and the rest will have to be completely original.
At the moment, there's a lot of events to juggle and more characters to introduce. I'm trying to be cautious and not overwhelm you all with new information and plot twists. This story definitely is changing in ways I had not foreseen and such abrupt changes cause me to be a little more cautious. There's nothing I hate more than running head first into a massive plot hole. Times like this make me wish I had a stable beta for GI, I desperately need someone to bounce ideas off of.
This delay aggravates the hell out of me, so I can only imagine how it will irritate the rest of you. I thought I'd warn you ahead of time instead of letting you all wonder if I dropped off the face of the planet. In addition to this, I'm away from home about 4 1/2 days out of the week with no internet which can really bog down my writing. The earliest you can probably expect the next chapter would be early November, maybe. I make no promise on this because my schedule is very unpredictable.