Came down sick, and then got slammed with long hours at work. I'm honestly still not at 100%, but I'm going to get back to work on the SOTM Ch. 20 edit on my next two days off.
I've had a lot going on. Taxes. Work changes. Etc. It's made getting the edit for Ch. 20 difficult to make time for. On top of that, it's half again as long as the average chapter.
It is in progress, and I'm going to hit the next step later this evening. I also caught myself in a continuity error in Ch. 21, so I'm having to fix several scenes and transitions in that in order to get back on track. It's at about the halfway mark, minus those tweaks.
I just put Ch. 19 of Sisters of the Mists into the queue. It should go up in the morning, if it doesn't get posted in the overnight hours.
I have Ch. 20 complete as well, and it's going through the editing process now. Ch. 21 is about half done.
I can't promise any sort of schedule for posting, but at least I finally got past the log jam in my head to get the story moving again.
For anyone who might see this, I've finally got my mojo back on SOTM. The first drafts of Chapters 19 and 20 are complete, and Chapter 21 is underway. Chapter 20 is even an extra long chapter.
I'll begin posting the new chapters around the second week of January. How often they'll get released is a question. I'm going to try to gauge the first three by how close I am to completing Ch. 21.
After that, it's dependent upon my time to write and my muse.
Been a while, huh?
I just put a new chapter of Sisters of the Mists in the queue. For those who haven't been following the blog on my website, I'll give a brief outline of what's going to happen going forward.
I had hoped to wait until I had enough chapters to maintain a reasonable posting schedule. Life and my muse simply haven't been cooperating with that plan. I finally decided to start releasing the completed chapters, and get the new ones out whenever I finish them.
As of the moment, I have up to Ch. 17 complete, and I'll release them somewhere along the lines of every 2-4 weeks, hoping that the feedback will jumpstart me.
That's the brief version. Suffice to say, I won't make the mistake of posting word one of anything I haven't finished again. It's unfair to the readers and agonizing to me when my muse isn't cooperating.
The blog on my website is updated far more often than the one here, so that's the best place to keep up with what I'm writing as both Darkniciad and Les Lumens.
Hope you enjoy the new chapter, and thanks to everyone who has stuck with me or comes back for the story now that it's rolling again.