Haha, yes, his methods aren’t quite standard I guess.
Ohh okay, I thought I had failed to present the character as friendly, I get it now.
Yes, I heard that books based on worldbuilding generally speaking aren’t the best ones, so I kept it to a minimum and focused more on the plot and characters. Once the reader is invested in those things it’ll, most often than not, want to know about the world to be able to answer all the questions that the investment put in the characters has brought up. There’s some lore further on in the game, but some of it it’s also skippable. I tried to dump the minimum enough to place the reader in the world, and as things happen explain along what’s necessary to know.
I also thought to put a lore scene in the stats, but I didn’t write it at the end, I might do it maybe, I just thought people wouldn’t care enough, but I’ll have to rethink that again.
Oh don’t get me wrong, I always intended to publish it. The thing is that at the beginning, I struggled with everything, writing a sentence maybe meant staring at the blank screen for hours. I didn’t know what I was doing, how to create a plot, scenes, drama, you name it. I thought that reaching 100k words would be nearly impossible, but it kept growing and growing, and now I have so many ideas I had to chop the book into pieces cause it ended up being too much for me to write all at once. I know there are books out there with 1.5 million words, and maybe more, that my book seems like a joke beside them, but being my first time doing this I’m really happy to have reached this “milestone”.
From inside though, I’ve always wanted it to be a good popular book of course, if I’m going to achieve it or not is another thing, but I won’t be disappointed whatever the outcome would be.
Thank you for reading it and commenting!
Yeah, I know, don’t worry, you didn’t. But honestly, deep down inside I was waiting for some more harsh opinion about it, about the writing, or something else, I don’t know.
As I said, this is my first time doing this, and the first time I release part of it to the public, so I can’t expect to be the best at it, that’s not how things work. And it’s not helpful if no one says anything, cause I won’t ever know what’s wrong with it and I won’t have the opportunity to improve. So, I really don’t mind receiving harsh comments, my work, in that case, would be to try to put myself in the shoes of the other and understand what’s happening on the other side. There’s always something to learn.
Hmm… I guess that having a fixed past makes her personality kind of fixed also. When I was trying to learn to write I learned that when you make a character, you make it full, like a real-life person, with past, problems, thoughts, friends, enemies, knowledge, experience, and everything that forms it. If something happens you know who is your character, and how and why would react in that particular way, cause you know everything about him/her. I tried to do that with every character, to give them their own personality with background and everything they need to be a fully-fledged character.
I also had to control myself on some things so that the branching didn’t go wild and uncontrollable, cause the story will keep progressing in the next books, and too many variables now will mean a hell of a lot more after. There’s a 2 way very distinctive path you can take regarding some things, but that’s something you learn further on the game, and I can’t say much about it cause spoilers!
Also your relations with the characters affect some of the reactions that Kate has about them when you’re not presented with a choice, and sometimes the 2-way path that I mentioned before also affects. But that’s something you’ll learn later on.
I’ll have to admit though, that writing some types of relationships, and making the characters socialize, is often one of the hardest things for me to do. But I hope I have done it well enough. If you have something to say good or bad about any of them I’ll be able to see if what I intended to portray worked as I wanted or not, cause I’m the only one that knows the full background of them.
As for the goal, in a general view, there’s only one, but you’ll choose what you’ll use it for. Again, spoilers!