Hey there, chaps and chapesses. Been a while since I've updated, but there's been some upheaval, not to mention having home Internet access discontinued. To a degree, I'm still adjusting, especially since I've started college as well. However, never fear! The writing continues! No, really.
1. I should be writing more, especially if I want to put out 12 stories by year's end. That remains my goal, college notwithstanding, so hopefully I can pick up that pace. Howevs, I HAVE put out a substantial chunk of Morph Class... I think I estimated it as about 43-61% complete last time. Well, estimating that the chapter will end up between 5k and 7k words it's either about 70-98% done. And really, I think those estimates are a bit too liberal. If I were to estimate it just on feel, I'd probably say it's closer to the 70% mark, but even then I might put it at 60-65%. There will probably be at least another 1000 words written before alls said and done, and while I'll probably miss my deadline of completing the story before the next time Gids has a birthday, this most definitely WILL be done before the end of the month. Hell, it's going out before leap day. That's my drop dead gate. If not, then I've already failed to put out 12 stories this year, and I"m a bit of a month behind already! So let's pick up the pace!
2. But part of the reason why I'm behind-ish on Morph Class is that I've started picking up more steam on the trade that I'm working on for Zel
, which is tentatively titled Fluffy. That may be an odd title, but if you know any of his works you'd know it's the name of the character, and it's a pretty appropriate title. I'm probably going to stick with that, but between now and completion, things may change. Who knows? Anyway, I'm estimating that story to be about 4k, so that's about 58% done. I've been updating Zel every now and then with the progress of the story, and so far he's been super happy with it. Which is fantastic, especially since the picture he's doing for me is abso-fucking-lutely gorgeous. I may post it to my own gallery, it's so goddamn good. Most likely scraps, if anything, though. Maybe I'm weird and/or a bad furry, but I like to promote my writing over all else, so if there is a picture posted to my account, it'll be in scraps.
3. Additionally, I've got to get going on writing since I'm also planning on posting a few reviews to Anthroview, and submitting at least one story to Tales of a Neon Phoenix. Those are to mags that Summercat
is running, a sort of quarterly mag for the fandom. In it, I hope to put a review for Out of Position, an old book, and Royal Tail, a comic put out by Zel and fellow writer Tredain
. Regardless, the blog will get both, and they'll be the next two installments of Red Eye Reviews. The story I plan on putting out is a slice of life between the stars of Mouse Porn
, because... I dunno. I just got that idea of writing something for them, and then the opportunity came up for it to be published. It's basically going to be quick and dirty (big emphasis on dirty) and hopefully fun. And if I come up with something else, then I will maybe submit that as well. I just need to get some more new ideas. I think I can come up with those.
Also, I'm going to make an effort to bring this blog back to a bit more prominence, with estimates rather than straight up word counts. And, of course, more Random Story Escapades.