Monthly Archives: May 2019

Fruit fixup

The chapter progress page has gotten that revamp I was talking about - instead of a vague sense of "halfway" and "almost done", the progress bars are now (almost) entirely tied to my current word count of upcoming chapters. It now has half-fruits as well, and each full fruit represents a 1000-word threshold - half a fruit means less than 500 words written, a full fruit means between 500 and 1000 words, and so on, until four full fruits which represents 3500+ words but not all chapters actually reach that many words so sometimes it'll skip a step (and since I still intend to update the progress bars weekly, a lot of steps will be "skipped", most likely). 4½ fruits now means it's in proofreading/editing, while five full fruits of course still indicates that the chapter is ready to publish. So there you go!

Three years on

Here we go again. After a slow, slow third year, Pure Corruption goes into its fourth one. Trust me when I say that noone else would have wanted it to update faster than me.

I'm still job-hunting. I keep trying. I might actually have one incoming now, but it eats time, and being worried about it doesn't put me in a writing mood, I'll tell you that much. The two part-time gigs I mentioned previously I technically still have, but I don't get tasks from them very often, so I badly need something else.

I have to move before the end of July, so I spent large parts of March and April cleaning out the apartment, packing things in boxes, disassembling bookshelves and the like. That hasn't helped the writing either, but it had to be done.

Aaaaand I might have been playing just a little bit too much of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Diablo 3 on Switch. Still.

But forget all of that today - it's my 33rd birthday, the anniversary of Pure Corruption, and thus of course also new chapter day!

Chapter 043: Aniara and Rink is published! Go read it! And the next chapter has been sent off to proofreading, too. Things are happening.

I think I might need to change up what things in the fruit meter means, though. I never actually use the 3-fruit one, 'cause when I'm at an "almost done" point, I get an extra boost of energy to finish it so I can send it off to proofreading instead of leaving it in an "almost done" state. I also found that I don't actually know where the "almost done" point is. I might rejigger that.

So all my thanks to everyone who's still with me and I hope you'll stick with me for a fourth year, that I really, really, really want to get a lot more chapters published in. I'm kind of ashamed at the slow publishing rate I've had.