Story Update: Kaisei
Chapter four: Bakuro.
In which the author returns to the story after a fucking long time; Korra and Asami have a date; a conversation over tea is had; a revelation is witnessed; and something bad happens.
Highly likely to piss people off, but I’m ready for it.
=> Wake up pretty confident I can finish chapter four today
=> Take a walk and watch a later episode of Korra on the pad
=> Figure out a badass way to adjust a scene according to changes made
=> Suddenly realize there’s been a lot of telling, not showing going on in the chapter, at least in regard to one character
=> Also suddenly realize that I wrote another character a little blandly and didn’t expand on them
=> Time for rewrites
=> Boy, I never do those
=> Oops my novel is affecting the way I write in general
three days on…
…and we’ve got about 5.5K words, running face first into a show-scene rewrite
man do I hate this kind of work
well, I’ll go to bed and wake up more refreshed to hammer it out a little in my morning walk
an hour or so into this
And I have the start of chapter four, the opening scene of which has Korra meeting Asami’s dad.
Now to bed, though, since I work at 8AM tomorrow…
Story Update: Kaisei
Chapter Three: Kyougi
In which a good deal of world-building is done, the author is self-indulgent, and Korra takes baby steps.
that moment when you realize there’s nowhere else for the chapter to go and it means you’ve finally finished it
Happened more suddenly than I thought, but I’m not complaining.
Expect chapter 3 of Kaisei in the next twenty minutes.
I am quietly amused by these two facts:
- In creating an OC (which I inevitably do when I write fan fiction), I am now much more invested in Kaisei and find it much easier to write.
- Thanks to the story becoming much easier to write, I have basically said “piss off” to my regular writing schedule in order to finish this chapter (which has been languishing for quite a while).
Conclusion of the post: I am much desirous of finishing this chapter and I hope to do it by this weekend. It’s already over 6K words.