Hey guys, I think it’s time for me to say hello and give a short status report. Volume 5 is fully written and pre-edited, we’re going through the edits right now. I was a bit hampered in writing the new stuff and looking at the edits, but I hope I’ll get to write more often now, as I changed some of my circumstances.
MioChin was very diligent and has already made 6 illustrations for the next volume (double of the usual amount, mostly due to difficulties to pick scenes and his personal preferences), look forward to it. Also, there will be a new character-design.
Aside from that, he also made another pic of one of the girls in a specific class, this time it’s Kyou as a [Cook]. I made a variation using a previous draft. 😉 Might be useful when I make status pages for the volumes 1-3… at some point.
I hope I can start releasing the next volume in March.
Here they are, I added them to the Images and Epilogue of Volume 4, but for easier access, I also put them here. 😉
I realized, that the last Priest-status from Kyou I posted had to be the one of level 5, Kyou has got a long way since then. 😀
Kenta Pikeman Level 50
Kyou Priest Level 41
Rine Princess-knight Level 45
Ara’ainn Druid Level 53
This might come from the left field, but currently, MioChin is on fire. He’s finished some stuff for later on my behalf (like certain character-designs for future characters) and he also made the rework on the Volume 2 cover in lightspeed.
Of course I won’t hold it back from you, finally that gap was closed! Now it’s time to show you the magnifient piece of work MioChin did!
Volume 2 Cover
Volume 2 Textless Cover
With the new cover also comes a new banner. You can see it by having this post selected or any volume 2 related page (I hope).
Next work will be a bit of character-artwork, an illustration for volume 1 maybe, and the cover of volume 5!
It’s here, the big battle and afterwork, which takes about half of the whole chapter 2. Sometimes it can be hard to decide where to set the cut for each part, in this case I saw the best oppurtunity right there.
There is also a new illustration, good thing that MioChin already made all three of them, as he’s currently in the hospital… get well soon, my buddy!
I like to thanks Joal Heagney for putting my map-draft of the Eastern Wildlands on his pinterest account, and a really fat THANK YOU for Tsaimath, Fossil (who’s about to become a herald of this story) and adislt, for recommending this story on NUF as a story with a “crazy marriage system.” I think this story qualifies. 😀
Next time, we’ll meet with circumstances that aren’t described a lot in most fictional works, as it’s rather counterproductive to the whole story-telling aspect, if it’s not handled skillfully. Erm… don’t expect to much.
Don’t forget to vote on Top Weekly Fiction please, it’s just a few clicks, no account needed, and it’ll help me a lot! Sadly, the vote will only last one week! ;_;
Hey there, the next part is out! I was a bit late this time, sorry, it’s just that sometimes it’s hard to wait for certain stuff, so I was out this morning and afternoon (local time).
Now it’s time to start the next journey, everything is still tame though. It’s time to travel southwest, to visit lands unknown to Japanese heroes. It’ll take some time to get there, especially since the volumes don’t exactly use that much time… Volume 4 will also take only a few days. So 1 fantasy-month, 50 days… This will fill some volumes, I fear. 😀
I also made some changes to my former map of this part of the Wildlands, as I forgot that I trashed my former map sketch, because it looked stupid. I already written the novel around the current design, so I somehow just forgot that it’s already established…
We can also see the new character-design of Kyou, it was MioChin’s idea to haul it over for her new class-up, it wasn’t originally intended for volume 4, but look at her, she looks more adult now… Status-page will be included next chapter! 😉
There we will also see how Kenta’s family will do in the next battle, there will be also e new illustration as well… so much at once!
Have a nice weekend! And please vote on Top Weekly Fiction, it’s just a few clicks, no account needed, and it’ll help me a lot! Sadly, the vote will only last one week! ;_;
Currently, the workings of Volume 4 are going well, though I’m a bit greedy and want to work a bit more before starting releasing it. But as I wanted to share at least something, I remembered that I still haven’t shown the cover of volume 4! So here it is, I hope you like it.
Doesn’t Kenta looks like a boss here? Like: I’m surrounded by women, but who cares!
This is also the first appearance of Rine on a Mio-Chan-made cover, as there was no time to make a revise of the cover of Volume 2 so far. But maybe soon… Well, first volume 4 artwork, then we look how the time-table is faring.
Had no luck so far to find someone to make status-boxes, I guess I need to look elsewhere.
OK, that’s for now, still hoping to start releasing during July. But when I start, the chapter-parts will come in weekly. 😉
EDIT: Ah, also, I’ve updated the skill-encyclopedia and added summaries of volume 2 and 3 under “Misc/Synopsis,” so that everyone who wants to remember what happens don’t need to re-read everything (though they’re welcome to).
Hey there, things are going well. This weekend I’m at one of the largest cons of my country, therefore I won’t be able to work much on the novel, though it doesn’t mean, that I others won’t.
Progress is fine, soon volume 4 will start to be released.
As a little teaser: Check-out the header of this post for a small glimpse at how the cover will look like (too many characters, too little space for a header), while checking out Kenta in his new gear and [Class]!
Character-design Katsuragi Kenta
Hey there, it’s been a year since I started releasing this story. Let’s celebrate it with an Extra, which will be put at the end of volume 4, but is already readable here.
I added a WordPress-page of Volume 4, there is also a synopsis. But too bad, that the cover isn’t finished yet, we worked much on the new character-designs, for Kyou only a colored version is missing (choosing color schemes for Kyou is always a challenge, as she has more sense of fashion than I have, so I ask around the female authors of my RRL-Group about that).
Current state is: I have one PR, which is now working on the Extras of volume 3 and has started volume 4, I’m halfway through the Edited and PRed version of volume 1, have finished the alpha-draft of volume 5, and I’m trying writing a volume 5.5 (stories about the side-characters like Inoue and his “Superfriends”, etc.) while also writing volume 6.
The break of releases gives me a peace of mind so that I can concentrate on other stuff, while still putting some “behind the scene”-effort into the story.
Also, added 3 posts for my $2 supporters on Patreon. 😉
Well, have fun with the Extra. 😀
And here we have the first of two parts of volume 3. The fights are intense, but so are the combatants and now we need to see who will win! Too bad that one side is cheating…
The progress on the new chapters is slow again, but I have a plan how this should not happen during volume 4. But I need to revisit my draft first and… well, I have a lot to do. But at least the work of DRAFT on my first chapters started and I think they do a good job, especially considering that I became their customer before they started charging. I will need to change a few things for style and phrasing reasons (as they don’t know the characters as well as I do), but it’s pretty solid and will be a first step towards the plan to conquer even more sites.
I can’t tell exactly when the final chapter-part is coming, but I hope it’ll be around next weekend. But it will conclude the climax!
Please vote on TWF! Just takes a moment, no account or anything else, but it’ll help this story’s publicity.
EDIT: I totally forgot! On the Novel Update Forum (NUF) is a group called the NUF book club. They look at free English stories and try to make people more aware of great English stories.
I want to thank Solracmar who nominated this fiction for the voting for a more depth review (even after he had a chance to re-nominate a work that wasn’t chosen for the last voting, instead of this one, he voted: “Ok I am going to keep i hate being wed in a fantasy world! . I like the other but well I think this one is more unique.”, and LifeFrog to second the nomination.
And I also want to thank polokoi, Sproutling, robsause115, gunmim & Natsume for their votes thus far. If you’re a member of NUF and want to help this fiction, go to this thread, ask to become a member of the club and vote here for “I hate being wed in a fantasy world!”.
Even though it’ll be hard to overtake all these other good stories, maybe there will be a miracle… xD
The character-designs of the party are finally done, and the blog will be the first one to see the whole gallery. Hope you’ll like them.
Next chapter-part (first of the next chapter) is coming out next week.