No rest for the wicked, or so they say. I must be particularly evil, because I’ve managed to heap a whole pile of work on my plate. Plenty of projects to keep me busy!
You already know I’m working on a new novel, still using the working title 6/6. I’m about halfway through the first draft, and I’m really enjoying a lot of what I’m doing with it. I don’t know that it’s so much of a mystery, but there certainly is murder. Well, there is a little mystery, but it’s not about solving it, Agatha Christie style. It’s just a backdrop for a lot of (hopefully) interesting character interactions.
You may recall a while ago I started working on a project I was calling Katherine. I shelved it for a while because I wasn’t quite sure where to go with it or what to do with it. I was building it in Twine as a text adventure, but that didn’t really feel like a good fit. I originally conceived it as a visual novel, and I’m going to continue writing it as such. I am really looking forward to exploring that story and the characters within it. I may decide to convert it to a novel, but if I can make the visual novel idea work, I’d much prefer that.
Speaking of text adventures, I’ve started work on something actually designed as a text adventure. I’m tentatively calling it No Way Out, and it’s the story of a prison and the attempt to escape it. It’s grim and morbid and my objective is to make every decision difficult and painful. Why? I guess I’m just a horrible person. Don’t blame me! Maybe my compassion circuits are malfunctioning. Or maybe androids just don’t have the capacity to love.
Last but not least, I’ve teamed up with a clever and talented friend to create a visual novel/dating sim, with a heavy focus on queer and alternative acceptance. Where it will go and what we’ll do with it is anyone’s guess at this point, but it sure is fun working on it. Very early days right now, I don’t have a whole lot to say about it.
Oh yes, and I guess I should finish the last part of Omega, too.
So yeah, plenty to keep me busy. Good thing androids don’t need sleep, or I’d never get anything done. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go recharge my batteries.
I’m through accepting limits
‘Cause someone says they’re so
Some things I cannot change
But ’till I try, I’ll never know