Hey all! This feels like a bit of a ‘cheat’ post. I have the entire ‘My Current Writing Projects and Issues‘ series, after all. But this feels a little different to me. For the first time in, well, what feels like forever…Opus isn’t going to be the bulk of my current writing projects. Once Opus Requiem is done, it goes off to beta-readers. Of course, I’ll need to do another draft, but that always goes faster for me. Always.
That means its time to move on to my next projects…and that’s a little scary, actually.
Each time I think of ending the Opus series my chest gets tight and I can almost feel myself tearing up. As I look at the scenes I have left to write all I can think is ‘I’m not ready for this‘. That’s not going to stop me from writing it, obviously. I’m probably going to cry when I finish the draft though. It kind of feels like I’m leaving behind some very good friends.
Hey all! Things are still going pretty well. I’ve been setting up my desk the way I want it. It’s still getting there, but it’s so nice to have dedicated workspace again. I think it’s really going to help with things. I can’t wait until I have a proper computer chair, haha.
Anyway, I’m usually really aware of what time of year it is. Writing does that. There’s big writing events in April (NaPoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo round 1), July (Camp NaNoWriMo round 2), and November (NaNoWriMo). I don’t participate in the April events anymore, I have conventions that I attend around that time of year and it gets very difficult to get the right word counts when you’re running around a convention. Strangely enough. I did okay at Convergence, but I think that was mainly the convention and the fact that I’m often on my own there.
So one of the things I’ve been working on for a bit is a potential visual novel. I’ve been a bit inspired by the whole ‘playing through Fate/Stay Night’ thing as well as the whole ‘watching Unlimited Blade Works’ thing.
I’ve been trying to think about what I want to tackle post Opus series – especially since I’m really getting close to the end of that series. As much as I love that universe, I might need a tiny break from it before I finish out Cheshire’s early arc and various other things.
Which is what led me to this visual novel idea. I’ve been wanting to write a diverging storyline for some time now, but I never really had a good idea of how to do so. I’m kind of winging it at this point, but I have ideas on how things will be playing out.
I believe that I’d consider this as a novel like everything else. Meaning, that if you’re pledging $10 or more per month on my Patreon, you’d get a copy of the visual novel (as well as digital copies of my other published works and future publications).
Right now it’s still in it’s infancy. But it’s coming together quickly. I’m almost done with the character development – just a few more to write up. Then I get to start in on outlining.
It’s really nice to be excited about future projects.