Maybe a bit longer than it should have been. For the last couple of months, I've been primarily focused on writing the first draft for the project. I really hope that I'm at least done with the first draft by the end of the year, but at this point, I'm not entirely certain that will be accomplished. I'm about half way through, so it may be possible, but it's always difficult to tell with writing.
There really hasn't been anything else to post here for two reasons: the first being that I'm focused on writing; and the second being that there's only so many updates that I can post that basically just amount to "still writing" without being repetitive. I wanted to post something here - no matter how useless - because I do still look at the metrics and see that people are stopping by. There should be some update here for those of you who are genuinely interested in the progress of the game.
I don't have anything really planned for other side projects to help fill out this space while I'm working on the current one (I seriously have to find a name for this project). I just really want to be done with this first draft. Once I get that done and move into other aspects such as editing, programming, and art, I should have more of a personal need to have something else to do.
In the month of November, I'm going to take a break from the current project and start work on another just for the month. I doubt this will result in anything being posted up here as the new project will be a story that I've had my mind on for a little while that will, at minimum, likely be the length of a novella, but maybe I can post a first draft of a chapter.
Taking on a project of this size certainly has been a challenge. Outside of working on this project, life has continued to throw wrenches at my head, and slow things tremendously. You often hear established writers and artists say to always take some time each day to write, draw, paint, etc... regardless of what's gong on in life. They never talk about the days that you just want to play a video game, watch a movie, or just hang out with a friend or your significant other. Yes, writing and art is as much a discipline as anything else, but I have to keep reminding myself that there were days when Picasso, Mozart, or Orson Wells said, "fuck it," and had a little break. I'm still moving forward, no matter how slowly. The first draft is always the hardest, so, hopefully, things will pick up momentum once I get past this phase.
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