Chapter 4 is riddled with bugs. I put off testing for too long, and now I have a backlog of work. It will be a long time before I get to writing the last few scenes that I need. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to do another beta version, either. It’s been a year or so, but this part of the game is just so headache-inducing.
No matter. It will be finished when it’s finished. No amount of badgering (from myself or others) can make it happen any faster. The opposite, I think.
Chapter 3 is actually getting along pretty smoothly! I just need to finish this last part of it, and that’ll be the bulk of the demo done. However… I also noticed that I made the dumbest mistake in chapter 2. One that simultaneously makes me want to slap myself into the next dimension but also laugh because it’s so, SO stupid. There are also other things I need to change.
Is it possible to finish this mid-December like I said? Maybe. Not counting on it, but it’s not unrealistic at this point. I just want to finish this before things get super busy with school and college entrance prep and stuff. Not sure why I wrote this but yeah that’s where I’m at progress-wise. Honestly super happy with how smoothly chapter 3 is going.
Uh…so I’m back! I doubt anyone remembers me as I was only active in 2020.
I’ve only now gotten back into seriously working more on The Body Snatcher. Currently, it’s sitting at a measly 3,036 words, and I still have not finished Vedere’s first scenes.
What I have done is start a revamp on the stat pages, fixed a grammar error as well as some mild code mishaps I noticed while I reacquainted myself with the project, and made Vedere’s first choices a lot clearer than they were previously.
I also completely removed actual character stats as I couldn’t find a use for them within this project.
As for what I wish to do with the rest of this month, I wish to finish the stat revamp, finish Vedere’s intro scenes, and, finally, move forward to the character creation.
I did positive in Omicron so even if I am not really bad health, I have to be alone in christmas to protect my family. It is weird how materialistic stuff lose all that importance when something bad happens. So hug your family and forget material stuff thisdays even if you don’t celebrate any of the different cultural holidays. Our people is the important. Peace in earth my internet family
Got my Christmas present this morning: finished my 10k goal earlier than any other month this year. This also means I hit my marks every month in 2021. It’s not a fast pace, compared to my previous stories. But it is steady, and hopefully repeatable. Lord willing, I will have a lot more years left, and doing 100k a year will eventually lead to a solid amount of output. Especially since my word counts are always code excluded until I finish a story, so as HG itself regards it I am writing a fair amount more than 100,000 words.
I hope y’all are enjoying the holiday season, and may 2022 be an even better year for all of us. Merry Christmas!
I’m finally passed the 25k mark with my wip (i.e. a completed prologue, ch 1 and ch 2). All that I wanted was to at least finish ch 2 before the year is over and I finally did!
I also finally figured out how many chapters were even going to be in this wip: 8. Until my brain pressures me into making more. I also am trying out outlining my chapters from now on, but its proving to be far more difficult than I thought it would.
Anyway Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to every one!
Thanks to your support, I’m thrilled to announce I’ve finally gathered my courage and posted on Dashingdon the first playable demo of my latest interactive novel: Last Dream . You can find the dedicated thread here: Last Dream Thread
An unexpected apocalypse takes you away from your hi-tech metropolis, sending you to a distant, very different world. In this new fantasy world, elemental magic permeates the soil, Buddhist philosophy leads people’s lives and Hindu demigods (Devas and ASuras) fight for supremacy.
Why did you get here?
Is there a way back home?
But most of all, is this reality, or is it just a dream?
I am very happy I started this project, I sincerely hope you will like it too.
I really cherish everyone’s opinion, and I’m really looking forward to hearing your feedback!
@poison_mara You already are awesome. You just have to believe in yourself. I read your stories and I love them. Come on, don’t be shy, open your thread and make the first step toward an HG. I will always be there for you. We can do it together if you like the idea.
And I’m sure there are hundreds of people here ready to help you. Come on people, let’s show our love to Mara!
Done and then some! The FoA goal was met exactly but comfortably, and we’ve gotten half a scene into the chapter of Diaspora after the chapter we just released, so that’s pretty nice news there. Someday, that beast of a project will be done. And someday better be 2022 or I’m going to have words with myself.
Anyway, pretty pleased with how December went. How’s everyone else doing?
Didn’t actually reach this goal, but I did complete a one-shot and wrote about 10000 words this month, which is more than I’ve done in a while. And that with holiday preparations. I’m pretty happy with it.
So, instead of writing for this month, I’ve been simply talking the month off my story. So, next month, or whenever I get a rush of inspiration to write, I can enjoy it, rather then feel obligated to write it.
As 2022 nears its arrival here, I am slightly regretful at my lack of sufficient progress towards my goals. Perhaps I had too much optimism towards my achievable productivity in a month of upper-division finals and family holidays, though I know my own irresponsibility must mainly account for my subpar achievements towards game development in December. (Though I did seriously underestimate the time that would be spent in familial activities. And I had not planned for my glasses to break upon my first day back in California, causing myself eye strains and headaches that I should not have agitated with so much reading and screens. Oops. )
Instead of coding (which received more attention in the early month), I instead shifted more to fleshing out more character work and scene drafts to further solidify the numerous introductions of key personas. The branches available in, rather than a ‘prologue’ I am now envisioning as an ‘Origins’ chapter, are as overwhelming as they are fun to plan - yet it is difficult to ignore the nudging thoughts that the choices presented will never be accommodating enough to various player-types. More choices and scenes have also been added, as well as customization systems, but it is still far short of what I had set as my goals. Still, I must push through this temporary downer and keep progressing!
Also, in regards to life:
But, if all goes well, I may graduate from college as soon as the summertime! This unexpected suddenness of an early graduation has forced me into the position of undertaking a gap year before pursuing a Master’s Degree, yet it should still be a fruitful time as I pursue internships / teaching experience / self-improvement in my physical and mental health. At least, I hope this shall be the case. Among all this shall also be my devotion towards embracing rather than hiding my passion for creative writing as 2022 unfolds, and I will have a published demo by my birthday! Or, at least, that is my firm ambition for this year for a bare minimum by August!! It shall be done!!
November/December have been weird writing wise for me. I’ve been grappling with burnout as this year has been… a lot, so I’m behind where I’d have liked to be. But on the flip side, I have made a lot of progress on Chapter 7, and I’m feeling good about it, so that’s lovely!