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Project updates

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Life in Writing, projects | 0 comments

Hello! Holy smokes. It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Being a stay-at-home mom 4 days of the week and a night-shift waitress for the other 3 has left little time for much else. Except Pokémon GO. I have been trying to pick away at various projects as much as I can. Trying to do this while also doing Normal Adult Things like paying bills and feeding my family has made creative work a bit more slow-going than usual, but here’s an update on how things are going nevertheless! Retail Hell – This is certainly my most successful project to date! I’ve now been working on Retail Hell, my webcomic, for over a year with no end in sight. I’ve seen a huge spike in followers lately–over 300 since the beginning of July–so I feel the project has truly lifted off now. I’ve also switched to digital art. I’m still actively writing a comic a week and may, eventually, do more. I’d certainly like to! Mushroom and Anchovy – This is a trilogy of novels that I wrote many years ago and have pondered on ever since. I’ve never been completely sure of what I should do with them. I’ve decided to compile them into a single three-part novel and crowd fund through Inkshares! This way, I can keep the book as it is–a silly, strange oddity–and distribute it to anyone interested in reading it. I’m not really sure who the target audience is, but if you want to take a look at it, you can read the first chapter for free and without signing up for anything at the link above. At 50 followers, I’m going to begin my crowd funding campaign. Population: 1, Redux – Ahhhhh. Uhhh. Okay, hear me out. So, I’ve reached a level of massive scope creep. I blame Undertale. Pop: 1 was going to have a few endings and just be the absolute bare minimum of what I’d originally wanted. After playing Undertale, I decided I wanted to put more effort in. Now, it’s blown up and has over 15 endings, and I’m not even close to finished. I like to think this will be worth it, but I know about 3 people will actually play the finished product, so I’m just kind of hoping I feel accomplished by the end of it. Maybe. So, I’ve given up on a release date. Population: 1 will be released when it’s released. It will be unnecessarily large, but it will finally be in the form it should have been when I first wrote it. This blog – Well, I’d be lying if I said I was working hard on it. Truth be told, the blog has sadly taken a backburner to everything else going on in my life. I absolutely haven’t given up on writing in it and have a few drafts I’ve been trying to whittle away at. I’ll update when I can! Makeup??? – Having less time for writing has meant I’ve turned my creative endeavours in another direction and I’ve decided to use makeup as an outlet. If you’re curious, take a mosey over to my Instagram account. I’ve been doing themes since I went back to work to keep things fresh on the weekends. It’s been a lot of fun and I’ve learned a lot! Patreon – I’ve decided to start up a Patreon account in an attempt to help further my projects along. Anything I make–no matter how small–goes directly to my projects. Hilda Hobbletoes – This project was placed heavily on the backburner and is simmering as a future children’s book. It’s still being thought of, so I hope you can look forward to future updates. Amelia – Of course the reason for my being so busy is because I’m raising an intelligent, engaged little girl! She’s always up to something. Lately she’s started really talking and it seems like she has a new word every day! She’s nearly 20 months old now–over a year and a half–and I’m not really sure where the time is going. A few weeks ago, I was invited...

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Projects!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Life in Writing, new writing, projects, updates | 0 comments

Projects!

Now that I’m met with a little more free time before the little one arrives, I’m going to focus on some of my ongoing, current, in-the-works, and brand new projects! Without school in the way, I actually have time to work on them. Population: 1 I know this project has actually been complete for some time, but I’ve been in a slow process of re-purposing the project to something a little different. It was intended, originally, to be an interactive blog, but since I’ve discovered Twine and how to use it, I’ve learned that Population: 1 was meant for that platform all along! So, it is slowly being re-purposed to a game. If you want to check out the original blogs in the meantime, you may understand what I mean! Hilda Hobbletoes This is a project I’m really excited about! I’ve teamed up with local artist Lis Plante, who is doing some beautiful artwork, and we’re slowly but surely crafting a world of gnomes, fantasy, and adventure. Our main character is a gnomish miner named Hilda Hobbletoes, and her adventure will also be on Twine. We’re starting with one story for now, but we’re going to see where that takes us, and perhaps move on from there. Short Story Challenge I might be crazy for doing this, but I signed up for a short story competition that will begin the week after my due date. My short stories have been pretty stagnant lately, though, so this will be a fun challenge. Plus, maybe being in the “sleep-deprived new mom” stage will make for some interesting, if a bit weird, short story ideas… A Couple of Dreamers I’ve been working on this novel for a couple of years now, and I hope to have the draft completed in the near future. It’s a short novel, directed at kids around 12-14 years old. The novel went on the back burner while I focused on school this year, but I’m hoping to pick it back up and complete it before long. Retail Hell This one has been on the very back burner–more like under the broiler on low, if you will. I’ve had the concept of a retail-based webcomic in mind for nearly three years now, but being that I’m no artist, I haven’t gone past the planning stages. I hope to change that eventually, but for now, I’m just gradually adding to the story as time goes on. Those are all of my current, large-scale projects. I’m really excited about all of them, but if I had to pick a favourite, it would likely be Hilda’s story. It’s exciting to be collaborating with other artists doing work I’m interested in, and Lis has been a pleasure to work with! Please follow and like...

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