I thought that this would be a good time to say hello. Some of you may not realise, but last chapter was chapter eighty three of the web serial, meaning that I have managed to post up daily for almost three months. I didn't really expect that.
I first envisioned this series as something I would write daily and post up every other day or so, in fact the description says that I was going to post this up three times a week. Yet I am writing this to you probably about a week before you will see this.
I'm rather embarrassed to show you my work, but I made the decision to post it up so I could lose the anxiety that came with it. It's really helped me. To write and post up my nonsense for the world to see, even though I think that my prose is especially awful, especially when there are so many times where I meander.
The last two chapters really took a lot out of, they were pretty intense to write. The chapters before it were all mostly unplanned, and the death of one of my favourite characters kind of came out of the blue for me. I wanted to really explore them more, and I had wanted to write it another way. Every time I thought about it, it just didn't sit right with me. It was difficult to avoid doing so, and it was equally as difficult to write. I had so much I wanted to do with them, but alas, sometimes life is like that. The realities of war are gruesome, and I can't betray such expectations.
I knew the story was going to be dark, I had hinted as much near the beginning with a few characters, but it took a much darker turn. I'm a pretty emotional guy, so some scenes that were fairly passionate, like the chapter that just came out, took a lot out of me and I must admit that I cried a little. I feel for my characters, I try and set myself into their shoes (or swanky black viper boots) so that I can understand them.
I hope that you guys are enjoying this. Even though it's a first draft, I'd love some criticism and feedback. Soon I'll be going back and editing everything, I just want to get a few chapters ahead so that I continue my streak of daily uploading.
Speaking of wanting to get a few chapters ahead, did you know that I have a patreon that I set up a while ago that has a bunch of extra chapters that you get to read before they come out on Royal Road? I had wanted to get quite a few chapters ahead before advertising it, and after this last chapter, I thought I may as well throw it out there. You'll get access to the chapters almost right after I write them. There's close to seven chapters ahead from when I write this, I think the chapter that's posted up right now is the seventy sixth? So I'm about a week ahead right now. However, considering the pace I have been writing at recently, I should be close twelve chapters ahead? I will keep at least ten chapters ahead at all times though!
I don't really have any other rewards for the higher tiers, but if you guys have any ideas for what I can include on them, I'd appreciate that. I was thinking about taking names from people, or eventually coming up with a few short stories or something, I don't know. I have a ton more I want to say, but I really should get back to writing.
I already have plans for a second story I may post up on Royal Road. It might be similar to this where I post up daily, or every few days, and will be a first draft. I may end up spending longer and editing each chapter, though I'll probably only post that up once a week or so. I'm not sure. I may not post it up if you'd prefer me working on this even more.
I even have plans for a genuine novel, several in fact. If you guys have any questions about this series or anything else, go ahead and ask down in the comments and I'll reply to you for sure. There's a lot that has yet to really be revealed, and I hope you're all happy with the direction I'm taking this in.
Anyways, I really hope that you guys are enjoying yourselves. For all the people that comment, favourite, rate, follow, view, and support me, I just want to say thank you.
This means a lot to me.