The funny thing about site updates is, someone has to write them. We, in the meantime, have been busy writing everything else! To date we’ve put 50 behind-the-scene snippets of co-op “Seeker” editing to youtube, and maintained a steady output of daily tweets. The video on top shows us busy not starving, while trying to provide entertaining updates.
Laura: I’ve been ironing out the Seeker chapters for early-release reading and proofreading, and hit an extra challenge: chapters 5 and 6 that required so little intervention for the ‘part1’ release, no longer worked within the new, overhauled story. In short, I’ve deconstructed them completely, and have been rewriting them from ground up. At least there’s hope – I’ve fought my way to the last scene of chapter 6. And soon it is time to begin addressing the early-reader feedback we’ve gotten.
David: I have recently completed the first draft of Split Personality 2, after several ‘False starts’ (6 or 7!). And just like Seeker, the final chapters won’t be written for a while yet. Once that was done, I think I caught the writing bug, because I went on to complete the first draft of Kymberland’s Duty, a short story, and I began work on another, ‘Shadow Station’ currently a working title.
I also went through my Drive and dug out a few old stories. They’ve now been posted to the forum, and may one day make it into the short story compilation. The Drive also contained a myriad of broken notes and no-longer-relevant ideas which I’m working to correct.
All in all, a busy few weeks!
Times have been very busy since the January update. We are still working on the last two chapters of “Seeker” (at once).
The trouble with in-depth creative process, whether alone or in tandem or in group, is that it so often remains intangible and behind the scenes. We decided to turn the tide on that, and set up a YouTube account specifically intended to share the writing-related content. The new channel is called ChaosNova Writing Corner, and can be found here. (Meanwhile the personal channels with the occasional let’s-plays, vlogs, and other adventures show up under ‘Featured Channels’.)
Chapter 14 is done! We’re now working on the final three chapters in an effort to release the whole of Seeker early next year. The Editor has flown in to address the matters directly on-site, and we have set up a Mobile Headquarters, complete with travel mug. You can follow along on the adventure by watching the video above.
Other important news: our universe co-founder and GM Kieyotie needs help to pull through the winter. We are going to make a series of videos, posts and hangouts to boost the signal. Stay tuned!