Author has written 33 stories for Shining Force, Riviera, Golden Sun, Misc. Games, Nostalgia, and Xenoblade Chronicles.
Well, chapter 31 of "Shining Cloud" is up on schedule, and sorry to say it will be the last bi-weekly installment for a while. I kept to the bi-weekly schedule for a solid 15 chapters, and had sincerely hoped to keep it up until "Shining Cloud" was finished, but things have unraveled to the point where pushing myself that hard isn't worthwhile. Expect chapter 32 to appear on October 12. My plan is to return to the bi-weekly schedule in January and stick with it until the end.
For those who care, there are four reasons for my going back to monthly: (1)Work continues to leave me precious little free time, and while I often thrive on working under pressure, it's reached the point where the constantly looming deadlines are making me feel less motivated to write rather than more. (2)When I started this fic, I'd hoped to finish it in roughly a year. Eventually I settled on the end of 2016 as a good end date. However, over the past two weeks I finally wrote out a skeletal plot for the remaining chapters of "Shining Cloud", and some quick calculation proved that even on a bi-weekly schedule with chapters stuffed with as much plot as reasonable, I'm not going to be able to finish it by the end of 2016. So that motivation for staying bi-weekly is gone. (3)For a while now I've been getting by by using my break time at work for writing. I can't reference my electronic documents at work, so the only way I can do this is by writing the scenes for one set of characters at work and the scenes for an unconnected set of characters at home. A very scattered way of producing a novel, but I managed for a while. Now that I'm nearing the novel's end, though, I'm running out of scenes that can be written out of order, since all the characters are starting to meet up. (4)Maybe this'll give my reviewers a chance to catch up! ...Kidding! Seriously, at this point I'll consider myself lucky if I get another review less than a month after I post the last chapter.
Chapter 30 of "Shining Cloud" is up on schedule. It's been an exhausting past few days, so I'm going to leave it at that and get some sleep now. Please read and review.
Well, it's been a harrowing couple of weeks, but I've managed to put chapter 29 of "Shining Cloud" up on schedule. I don't see how the next two weeks can possibly be as overscheduled as the past two, so I'm sticking with the bi-weekly schedule. Hope you enjoy (and review!) this latest chapter, as it's jam-packed with major developments. Definitely one of the most important chapters to date, and yes, it does follow up on the previous chapter's doozy (if I do say so myself) of a cliffhanger.
To Anyone Who has had their Fiction Reviewed by Me:
If you updated your story a while ago and still haven't received a review from me on the new chapter(s), don't be afraid to nudge me with a little PM. Unless I specifically said in my last review that I may not be continuing to read your fic, then I do want to read and review that new chapter. I sometimes lose track of the stories I'm reading here, so every now and then a reminder may be in order.
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To Anyone Who has Read any of my Fics:
Do not under any circumstances hesitate to review. I welcome any sort of feedback. Criticism, even non-constructive criticism, is just one more way to see how people feel about my work, which is essential for a writer.
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