Rawr! So, I finally decided I should like, make a post about it or something.
One of these days, I'll -attempt- to -look into- drawing all this. It'd probably be easier on some levels.
Anyway, on to the reason I wanted to do this thread:
#1. To keep in touch with you guys who read it
#2. To maybe toss out some of my thoughts and ideas
#3. To let you know the status of the current chapter
#4. Author's notes.
One thing I've always liked is author notes -- a peek inside the mind of the writer. So, let me share with ya some of mine.
Originally, I didn't even plan to have Marisa get a body. No, seriously. Then came two paths: #1. She dies, or #2. Dies, but doesn't really. Gets a body instead.
It was then I realized, "Dood, I have way more to write. I can't just fast-forward a few years."
So, this was what I settled on. I even had an idea to have her get her gold badge back, early-on, but opted-out for that, since I made her bodied. It was around then I decided, "If she wants to love me, she needs a brain." That's where the idea for her to get a human-level education came from. Not sure how that'll play out (not that getting a GED is -that- hard).
The small hat she still carries with her? I actually planned on having a funeral scene with Marisa being forced to give up the hat and bury it, as a means of saying goodbye with her previous life. I changed that, and even have a better idea for that hat that will come later.
I still have a -lot- of material, it just mostly depends on time and energy. Like I've previously stated: I have to -want- to write. If I'm not in the mood (or too tired), I can get ADHD, anxious, or just not get my mind into the story. If that happens, the quality of my material suffers. It's the reason the last few bits took so long.
Also, as I said, the whole point of those small subchapters is for me to do 'stuff' without having to divert attention from a full-chapter. Like an omake. I have one I wanted to do for Ch6, but have been trying to focus my energies on Ch7. I've got a few things that are gonna come rolling around.
BTW, that stuff about my family in Ch6 is real. :3
Anyway, take it easy!