A quick update this month: All the versions of Chapter 5 of Lords of Infinity are now complete, and I’m now about halfway through the first branch of Chapter 6.
It’s certainly been an interesting month.
Things aren’t too bad where I am, at least where the COVID-19 outbreak is concerned. The BC provincial government has generally been pretty good about taking precautions, and our new case count is both low and generally declining (nearly 2/3rds of active cases in British Columbia have already recovered).
That being said, I’m still taking precautions, sheltering in place, keeping my distance from other people, washing my hands regularly, and doing all the other stuff I can to avoid catching or spreading the infection. My chances of getting the Coronavirus are slim, but it takes a collective effort to keep it that way.
In the meantime, I’m now about halfway done the last iteration of Chapter 5. After that, I’ve got the two versions of Chapter 6 to write – which is where stuff really starts going off the rails.
This month’s installments of A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms are now up, as is the first installment of A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding, a new Patreon-funded column about the mechanics of well… writing and worldbuilding.
I’m now working on Chapter 5B of Lords of Infinity, and a rough estimate puts me at maybe 30-40% done at the moment. This one should be a shorter chapter than the last, though I don’t know by how much. After taking a look at what I’ve got planned, I’ve decided to divide Chapter 5 into three versions, which means I won’t be able to get to Chapter 6 until the beginning of May, if things go well.
This month’s installments of A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms are now up, so go ahead and check those out. I’ll also be starting a third Patreon column, entitled A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding starting next month, so look forward to that as well.
I’m almost done Chapter 5A of Lords of Infinity. As I mentioned last month, this is likely to be another big one. I’m already at 65k words, and there’s still a bit more to go. Hopefully it’ll be done at the end of the month, which will give me March to work on Chapter 5B, which should be a bit shorter.
Happy New Year!
I’ve started working Chapter 5A of Lords of Infinity, which is likely to be another rather large one. The next few chapters after should be a bit shorter (and therefore be finished a bit quicker), but I obviously have to finish working on this one before I can consider those.
As usual, this month’s installments of A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms are also now up. If you would like to support more of these worldbuilding articles, you can donate to my Patreon. Patrons get early access, a chance to vote on next month’s topics, and (at the highest tier) the ability to suggest new topics to be voted on.
When I started Chapter 4B, I thought it’d be substantially shorter than 4A.
I was right, but only assuming a very loose definition of “substantial”. The second part of Chapter 4 clocks in at about 70k words, which is still quite a bit more than what I was expecting. I’m running some tests on it now, and after that I’m going to focus on balancing and polish for a bit until I start work on 5A in the new year.
This month’s installments of A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms are also now up for general perusal. As usual, if you want early access, a chance to vote on next month’s topics, or simply want to support my work further, you can donate to my Patreon.
I’ve started work in the second iteration of Lords of Infinity‘s Chapter 4 this week. As I mentioned last month, I’m hoping it’ll be shorter than the first half (which clocked in at about 85k words, making it the second-longest chapter I’ve ever written). After that, I’ll be working on Chapters 5 and 6.
Beyond that, I’m likely to take a “break” for a month or so, to work on the additional side-features of the estate management system (random events, major projects etc) that I haven’t be able to tackle yet.