This thread is going to be the place where I can note the current progress of Jolly Good: Tea and Scones, and so that nobody thinks that it is imminent. This is going to take a few years just to write it–then we’ll have the whole editing/beta/copyediting thing.
Because this one is going to be longer than Cakes and Ale was.
Answers to frequently asked questions:
There’s no demo link. My first chapters change so much as I write and revise and rerevise that it wouldn’t be useful to have a demo. I prefer to give you the whole thing when it’s all polished.
I intend to keep this thread updated in this first post to let you know my progress. I’ll try to keep the word count and status up to date.
This game will have eight chapters.
All of the love interests from Cakes and Ale will appear in it. So will your sponsor.
There will be one additional love interest, plus I am considering two poly paths.
There will be a few new characters spoken of but who did not appear in Cakes and Ale who will appear in this one as main characters.
You will be able to import your save, but the ability to save your game at the end of Cakes and Ale will not be added until Tea and Scones is very close to release. You will also be able to start with Tea and Scones if you like, creating a new character by answering a bunch of questions.
Last updated 3/23/23: Finished the “politics” vignette for the party; detailed outline for next’s week work done. I will finish the Mysterious Benefactor path next week with the exception of the “Lady V” rival vignette which I will do probably at the very end along with all the other rival vignettes. Then on to the Firesnuff path.
The two prologues are written (29,000 words).
Chapter One finished: (275,000 words)
Chapter Two finished: (282,000 words)
Chapter Three finished: (250,000 words)
Chapter Four finished: (160,000 words)
Chapter Five finished: (447,000 words)
Chapter Six in progress: 155,000 words
Chapter Six Outline
These will disappear as I proceed through the outline:
Sponsor Quest - to be further broken down into vignettes later
Primrose (Est. 6 days)
Firesnuff (Est. 6 days)
Mysterious Benefactor (I expect to complete all of the below sublist in five writing days)
- Small party vignettes day 1
- Small party vignettes day 2
- Cigar Room
- Annabelle and Samantha
Spud (Est. 6 days)
Harlow (Est. 6 days)