50,122 words. Validated.
The Fourth Law; also known as ‘Reynold’s Law;’ “A robot must do its best to learn to love human beings.”
Did I ever even post a link to this? This world is now so tenuous to me, I don’t recall much, anymore. Oh, here.
I’m not finished, actually. Ai is back from being feted in Austin; we’d the Big Reveal about her family, but Lily was just happy to get a physical form of her friend back, even if it’s only for seven more days.
Then, of course, is the cliff-hanger ending that will force me to write the sequel. Even my wife – who’s been reading as I write – knew that was coming.
As is, it’s a steaming pile of poo: it needs massive editing. I’d three editors for the story in our flagship visual novel, and two years later I’m still finding obscure errors. Anyone wanna edit a currently 99 but soon to be 105 page story?
This also serves as validation for what I’ve told writers who’ve attended our “How to Make a Visual Novel” panels at Ohio animecons: set irrational deadlines! If you don’t, you will get nothing done! Nothing!
Tired now; wife and kids at in-laws. Gonna grab some cold turkey leftovers and watch anime in the basement. Oh, that reminds me: my novel’s ‘cover’ is a screengrab (at 2:35) from this video. This was one of my triggers for this story. Not the only one, certainly, but music tickles my soul to write.