With this, volume 1 is officially finished. Congratulations to myself, I really did it. Now I deserve a break, which isn’t really a break for me, since I’ll prepare volume 2 and continue to write volume 3’s first draft, but I’ll take that time easy.
Those who also looks at my story in RoyalRoad, please click on the Extras, when they appear there (I’m beginning to post them now), so I can get a more accurate number of viewers. 😉
Imagewise, I’m currently working on Volume 2’s cover (I also added a text-cover of volume 1 here before) and for some reason, I already did a draft for the volume 3 extra (chibi is even weaker than normal drawings and in volume 1’s one I kept failing at Kyou’s head and got so frustrated at some point, that I just ignored it).
I want to try to make a header, but seriously, being confined in a definite form makes it hard to fill the space in a way, that makes sense and seems interesting. Or good-looking. -_-‘
Still need an editor, who does a lingual overhaul to the chapters. -_-‘
But oh well, just keep going, hamster!
Next week or so I’ll publish a preview of the second volume. Until then, it’s break time from publishing! I’ll still answer comments and other forms of communication. ^^
Read it. Add the Afterword after some sleep. Then I’ll publish everything at RoyalRoad, so everyone on this blog will get it a day early. Rejoice!
The polls on this blog and RoyalRoad are closed, the result is in and I’ll work on the Extra, I hope to make it happen until Wednesday.
I also began working on some new pictures, one cover for volume 02, and a image for RoyalRoad, which will present 4 characters. I plan to make one additional CG for the new main character in the second volume, but need to decide on a pose.
Some may have also noticed, that I have re-organized volume 01 a bit, so that it might be easier to access the pages. Also added an image-page to it.
I added a donation-link in “Help”, but seriously, that’s only for those, who don’t need that money!
Finally, I added a spoiler from Volume 02 for those, who may be interested:
“Teru-chan had a higher score than me and I felt the difference.”
“Kurosawa Teruko. … One of our classmates? … My friend?”
“The one with the ponytail?”
“That’s Eri-chan. Teru-chan is small and cute.”
“Ah, the shrimp. So she’s called… Teru?”
“Kurosawa Teruko. Can’t you remember your classmates names?”
“You remember that I don’t care about these guys at all? Let me count… I know five names at all. Well, six now. Kurosaki Teruko!”
“…I want to make a comment, but I don’t know where to begin.” Kyou-san is holding her head, as if she have headaches.
And here it is, the Epilogue. It’s quite short, but hey, it’s an epilogue. So the story-part of the first volume is concluded, now we wait until the poll will be closed in two days and then I work on the Extra.
So don’t expect anything this weekend. After completing and publishing the Extra, I’ll definetly do an Afterword (it’s for my own ego) and then I take a bit of a break, maybe one or two weaks, before I start with Volume 02. There are several steps before I can publish it, but I’ll most likely do some more supplement materials (like Character Profiles) and maybe some images in the meantime.
Final part of the final chapter of volume 1. Since I finished one step in character developement of Kenta, I wanted to add one for Kyou as well, so this part was added after the first draft (plus a lot that leads to it). Hope you enjoy.
Now to the planning of the rest of the content of Volume 01. I try to get the Epilogue ready next week (most likely Wednesday), on Friday 24th June I will evaluate the poll (here and on Royal Road) and start writing the Extra. It should be out on Wednesday 29th, if there are no problems.
Then the first volume will be completed and I start working on the second, which is still in its first draft state. So there may be a one or two week break, before the second volume starts, but I may bring some supplement out. And of course a preview. 😉
The third volume is under work toward the first draft. Almost finished with the second chapter.
Next time, the Epilogue. You know, that part which ties some ends and brings some new insight of things to come.
And here it is, the second of three parts of the fourth chapter. It’s a bit bloody and altered a bit from the first draft, lengthening the fight a bit, to show a bit more of desperation.
I’m not that satisfied with this part, since I hit my limits in terms of language hard, so really: If someone is willing to edit it, to make false English right, please contact me. -_-‘
I don’t now, if I can ready the next part this weekend. This would conclude chapter 4, only leaving the epilogue of the main-story of the first volume. For the content… karma. 😉
And here they are, the CG of Kenta and a kind of cover for the first volume (I left the title and the Volume number out, since I made it 200×300 for a Royal Road cover for now).
Maybe I’ll work on a real cover for the whole story itself, but I’d like to make it an independent image only for that purpose and for that, I want to wait, until I a bit further into the story, so that I can draw more characters in it, without worrying about too much spoilers. 😉 I think of Kyou, Kenta and two other characters.
Next chapter might be on Wednesday again, I’ll be a bit busy.
First part of the fourth chapter. Only that, an epilogue, an extra (check out this poll) and an afterword left, before a break between volumes. The second is still in its first draft (which means, that the content is roughly finished, but there are still minor changes to come) and I’m working on the first draft of the third volume (currently 2nd chapter).
The CG of Kenta is almost finished, maybe tomorrow, plus the “Volume 01 Cover” I mentioned. When working on it, I just realized why I had some problems with Kyou’s, but I’m too lazy to remake it right for now. -_-‘
Next time, the battle continues!
Final part of chapter 3. Only one whole chapter left, an Epilogue and an Extra, the poll for what it’ll be is still in the process. So stay tuned.
This time it’s building up to a final. I want to end each volume with one, but in the end, it’s harder than you might think, working towards it without letting the story overwhelming the characters’ interactions.
Next time, the final chapter begins and so does the fight with the patriarch. I think I’ll take less quantity, to end with a better timing. I think that I might find time to edit at Saturday, maybe even before that, but that depends on circumstances I have no say in. Saturday on the other hand should work (I hope).
And here they are! First a CG-version of Momokawa Kyou’s earlier draft, it’s still far from pretty, but it took some time. But I suck at coloring skin, it seems. Well, too late.
Second, a new pencil draft for [Student]-class Kenta, looking annoyed. It will be put in a CG, too, then I put both CGs in a way, that both are looking away from each other and this would be the ‘cover’ of the first volume.
The Third image is for a character, which will appear in volume 2. A swordswoman, who is important enough, that I took the time to make a clean draft for her. Figure that out!