Thanks for everyone’s help and support. What an amazing two months!
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.
Happy Veterans Day! Or, Remembrance Day!
Just over a third of the month gone…and just under a fifth of my story written: made of fail. This past weekend was consumed by locusts, but I’ve been able to eke out a bit here and there between day-job, wife, kids…the whole catastrophe. I still like where the story is headed…if I really think I know where the story is headed. I’ve surprised myself before.
Below the fold is a snippet from Lily’s day-job as Assistant Director at St. Edwards Home for Children. Of course, Ai shows up to rattle some cages.