A promise kept

I said January and it's still January!

So yes—Volume 06: The New Harmony Pirates is here, and with it, Chapter 051: A ship of love. Which turned out to really not be as short as I thought it would be, coming in just shy of 3500 words. Despite the fact that this very much is a transitional chapter between the Gondol arc and the arc that's about to kick off.

It also contains a thing that, uh, you might notice isn't 100% complete and I have no idea when it'll be. So, yeah.

No real promises I can make now, but the next two chapters are getting written sort of simultaneously and they're coming in pretty well so far.

Also, the character page will update at some point between now and the next chapter being published.

/Kenny

Progress is back!

There was a little delay, because writing the next chapter ended up having more hurdles than I thought. But now they're done and the chapter's in proofreading, which I though was good enough to get the first progress bars for the next volume up! Still very much aiming at getting the chapter published before January is over, so hopefully my proofreader gets back to me in time. So see you next week, I hope!

/Kenny

…and a Happy New Year!

And so 2020 is over in my time zone! Hoping for 2021 to be better, in... several ways. Including my updating schedule.

Now, I had fully intended to get a chapter off to proofreading before the year ended. That did not end up actually happening, because of something I found that I had to do, which is very directly related to the writing of said chapter and had to be mostly done first. The good news is that it is mostly done and while it's mostly for personal reference to make certain things make sense (and what that is will make sense once the chapter goes up), I might post it in some form.

Anyway.

I did spend parts of my New Year's Eve writing—not like I was gonna go out partying anyway—and while canonical progress bars won't be up until the next volume starts getting posted, chapter 051 is just shy of 2k words at the moment. And, uh, will end up being a little bit longer than I had initially thought it would. But it should still start and end in the originally planned spots, I absolutely cannot imagine I'm not more than halfway through writing it.

I'll take this opportunity to thank all of you, as well as my trusty proofreader David Cablk for sticking with me throughout this utter disaster of a year and hope you'll want to stick with me for another, hopefully better one.

Here's to 2021 and a gott nytt år to you all!

/Kenny

At long last…

We're here.

We're actually here.

Chapter 050: Captain has been published, thus finishing up Volume 05: Aniara. Chapter 049: That sinking feeling has also been kinda re-published, as I noticed that all the italics that were supposed to be there had disappeared in one publishing step for kinda stupid reasons, so there was a lot of missing emphasis.

As you might figure from the title of it, this is quite a pivotal chapter, and basically the conclusion of the first "season" of Pure Corruption. So, so much in this one have been planned since years ago.

So, it's December. Christmas and New Year's are coming. Not that I'll be traveling, due to the pandemic. And I'm not really taking a break, either, though there's a bit of a planned break. In the sense of that I'll keep writing, and it is in every single way my intention to start publishing the next volume in January 2021. In the meantime, I'll also be doing some behind-the-scenes site maintenance. Just to standardize some things. Some cast page updates are in the pipeline.

So that's all for now. The next few chapters are likely to be a bit shorter than the latest set of doozies, at least.

/Kenny

One to go

Aaaaalright that took a lot longer than I had hoped for but we're finally here with Chapter 049: That sinking feeling. Which means there's just a single chapter left in this volume and it got sent off to proofreading after I finally managed to fit all the pieces of it together, which is a pretty literal description of the writing of that chapter. So there's a chance that chapter will be published next week.

Woop.

/Kenny

It could maybe have happened.

...but come computer stuff prevented it. A new SSD and Windows 10 install later, there's still one little obstacle remaining in that my workflow has been thorougly fucked by that I really don't like the new version of the program I use to write and now I can't even revert to the older version for dumb reasons. I'll try to get some stuff written anyway, but I might have to migrate to another program.

Eesh.

/Kenny

Three hit combo

Wooooo.

Chapter 048: One kiss.

Only one chapter left to finish writing before this volume can be all wrapped up. And it's (ever so slightly) over halfway done.

We're doing this, man.

We're making it happen.

/Kenny

It’s almost like old times

New chapters! Two weeks in a row! It's madness! I'm on fire!

Well, actually, it's Chapter 047: Gondol on fire.

With that, there's only three chapters left in this volume (unless everything falls apart spectacularly and forces me to add another chapter but I kinda refuse to do that), of which one is ready to publish, one has been proofread and is in editing, and the last one is in the process of being written. Perceptive readers will know what this means.

Told you we'd get the rest of Volume 05 out before November!

/Kenny

Hey, look at that, it only took two weeks

We're making some extremely good progress.

By which I mean that Chapter 046: Storm is now here for you.

Less than a week after my last news post my proofreader actually did get back to me, so at this point in time, three chapters are in the editing pipeline—two that have been proofread and will get edited in the coming days, and one that I finished and sent off to proofreading just last night.

...forget that job I was talking about, though. I was laid off this Friday. It was sales, and I wasn't selling enough. I really disliked it anyway, so. Meh. I'll be trying to go up in hours on my other job.

Anyway, at this rate we'll have all of volume 05 out before November—the one I uploaded to my proofreader yesterday was the penultimate chapter of the volume. So only one left to finish writing for this volume, and it's pretty much completely planned out, with only a few things that will require some additional research. You'll see what I mean.

/Kenny

Back to work (so to speak)

So last week, I went back to work at my hourly employment thing. It had been closed since March due to Corona.

...but last week I also went to a job interview. And today I went to my first day of work on that particular job.

So I have a full-time job now. I no longer have to job hunt. My free time is now completely free time.

I still haven't heard back from my proofreader. But I keep writing. I think I've solved the problem I was having. Things are looking up.

/Kenny