Sorry for the late update this month. I’ve been mostly preoccupied with getting the last iteration of Chapter 12 out of the gate. I’m at roughly 60 000 words now, and it’ll probably be another 10 000 or so before I’m “done” – which is to say, before it’s playable, though not necessarily complete.
I’ve started work on the second iteration of Chapter 12 now, with about 15 000 words written and probably another 40 000 or 50 000 to go. Once that’s done, it’ll just be the epilogues and the side-content before Lords of Infinity is text-complete.
Of course, that doesn’t mean it’ll be ready for release. There’ll probably be months of editing, polish, balancing and the like before that. I’ll also have to do cover art and a whole bunch of support work as well. Still, it’ll be good to have the writing done soon.
Needless to say, I’ve had a pretty eventful month so far. Aside from my computer breaking down, I also got pretty badly sunburned after going outside for the first time after my second vaccine dose. Work’s been a bit slow.
Still, I’m almost finished the first half of the last chapter of Lords of Infinity, with about 65 000 words done and maybe at most 10 000 or so to go, so this month hasn’t been a complete wash.
Of course, I’ve also had the time to do this month’s A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding, A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms, which are all available on the website now.
I’m going to try to be brief here, mostly because I’m typing from my phone.
This is because my computer just died.
It’s an old machine and most of its internal components date from about 2013, so it’s hardly a surprise. I’ve actually been counting on the money from Lord’s of Infinity‘s release to help but a new PC, and all my work is safely backed up on a cloud server, so needless to say, it’s timing is more inconvenient than disastrous.
That being said, definitely expect delays this month – hopefully only for a few days, but definitely for a while.
Update, Aug. 16th: My computer has now been fixed, thanks to the time and effort of some close friends. While there’ll still be a few delays, we should be back on track.
I am now a little short of 20 000 words into the first iteration of Chapter 12, which is the last chapter of Lords of Infinity. If all goes according to plan, I should be able to have everything (that means side-content, reference material, illustrations, everything) done by the end of the year.
I’m also getting the second dose of my COVID vaccine in three days, which means I’ll be finishing work on the “main” storyline of Lords of Infinity just in time to be able to go outside again, which is nice.
In the meantime, this month’s A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding, A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms have all been uploaded, so take a look if you have a chance.
Both iterations of Chapter 11 of Lords of Infinity are now finished, which means I am now doing prep work for Chapter 12, which is the last full chapter. Of course, once that’s done, I still have epilogues, side-content, and art to do before we’re ready for publication, but we are definitely nearing the final stages now.
Needless to say, it’s a bit busy around here.
I just passed the 35 000 word mark for the second part of Chapter 11 of Lords of Infinity today. This half will be a bit longer than the other, mostly because instead of containing one path, it actually kind of contains two. Obviously I won’t be spoiling what that means quite yet, but needless to say, I’m trying to do all that I can to ensure that every sort of player is able to get a satisfying path through the endgame.
As usual, this month’s A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding is up, this time with the first installment of what might be a very long multi-part series on worldbuilding a fictional society. This month’s installments of A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms are up as well
I am now about 30 000 words into the first version of Chapter 11 of Lords of Infinity. We’re well into the endgame now, with the climax of the story in full swing. The dust isn’t going to settle until it’s over, and I am very much looking forward to sharing with you the culmination of all these words and all of this work.
In other news, A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding is back, with a new article on writing series and serial fiction. This month’s installments of A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms are also both up.
I am currently about 20 000 words into Chapter 10 of Lords of Infinity right now. This is the chapter that sets up the final conditions for the endgame, which plays out in chapters 11 and 12. While Lords of Infinity is far from complete, I’m definitely feeling it come together right about now
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. If all goes well, there should be a new entry in The Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding next month as well, so feel free to look forward to that.
Chapter 9 of Lords of Infinity has proven rather larger than the last few. It looks like it’ll probably end up being at least 70 or 80k words by the time it’s done. Normally I manage to turn out a chapter a month, but this one’s definitely going to take two.
That being said, it also wraps up a lot of plot threads (or at least, moves them to the point where the next installment will pick up on them), so we are definitely nearing an ending here.
In other news, this month’s of A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms are now up, as usual. The Patreon’s gone over $500 a month again, so if that holds up, I should be also resuming A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding in April or so.