This is the blog that no one asked for, but it’s better than writing lots of really stupid author’s notes on every update that I post, so hi there. This is my semi-personal blog, where I ramble and talk about everything including the Wake, other writing, and other stuff in my life. Yay?
Speaking of the Wake. I said over a year ago that I was going to rewrite Volume 1 and then post it on Wattpad because the audience is bigger there (I’ve managed to make my serial almost ungoogleable – I don’t know how, but I guess it’s the combination of very common words that did it). I have not done this. I have the account, just not the posting. Guess how far I am in rewriting. Just guess.
It’s two chapters. I have, in fact, cleaned up the first chapter by a lot. There is still no way for me to not introduce all of the characters at once without stretching things out to a painful degree so at the moment, everyone is stuck with the cast herd.
But that’s not the problem. The problem is a simple yet big one. Point of view. The earlier drafts of Volume 1 were in first person. I changed it to third for the serial for the potential of head-hopping. I’m now stuck as to whether keep it in third or switch it back to first because of those storylines that are occurring in the volume. My initial plan was to split it into two books and write them in first (let’s be honest, I dropped the ball pretty badly with Aislin’s storyline), but then I was like “but I could still do two storylines at once it won’t be too bad” and now I’m stuck. Hooray. So if it seems like I’m not getting any further, it’s because I’m not. I would certainly like to, I’m just at this big dumb roadblock that’s preventing me from actually writing what I need to be writing.
And the Wake is not the only thing I work on, though it’s by far the biggest. I’ve got a bunch of smaller stories that I’m trying to get into shape enough so I can write them (couple of historical romance series, a couple of fantasy series, etc. I don’t like getting too much into detail when they’re in this shaky of shape since I barely know what’s going on with them yet). Balancing everything is not exactly something I’m good at so again, if it seems like I’m not writing as much as I could be, that’s just the stuff I’m putting online. There’s a lot handwritten and in physical form, partially written drafts and so many notes everywhere. My brain doesn’t want to shut off.
Anyway, I really do feel bad about the lack of consistent updates over the last couple of months. I’m not very good at keeping a buffer so sometimes I run out of steam and can’t write much per week. I was way more consistent at the beginning because I had three-quarters of that draft already written when I had started posting it. I’m trying, I really am.
I should really be studying for my finals on Tuesday and Thursday. And all things going okay, I’ll have updates this week tonight/tomorrow and Wednesday/Thursday, fingers crossed. (If I’m not too busy fanthinging over Homestuck, because that could happen.)