Hey everyone, CykaDev here!
Here we go, after missing last week’s news. I’m terribly sorry about not posting them, I’ll give a little more detail below.
Okay, before I get to my weekly rambling, let me just tell you guys why I didn’t post the news last week, and how things are going right now.
Truth is, the past two weeks have been kind of rough for me, I’m not going to lie. Writing has been a true hassle, mostly because I’ve been having a bad case of writer’s block. On top of that, I’ve been questioning most of the work I’ve been doing, as I’ve had a few experiences that made me lose a bit of confidence. All in all, pretty tough times that made writing difficult. School work and other things I have to manage didn’t help, so here I was, with two tons of stuff to do and no time for everything.
Well, the good news are, I feel much better now, and I’ve gotten back to some efficient writing! Ideas are back inside that little head of mine, and after countless ice creams, sad movies, depressing songs and kitten pictures, I am back to business and ready to kick some butts. Figuratively.
Now, enough about this boring stuff, let’s get to the actual heart of the weekly news. That is, the VN, if you forgot.
Last time I wrote, I mentioned I was done with the third route. I have now written a good part of the fourth one, and I’m having so much fun writing it! It’s supposedly depressing, but there are a lot of interesting situations and discussions that I can joke about… Or feel sad about. Just today, I came up with something I hadn’t planned to write about, and it just fit perfectly within one of my scenes, so I’m just really satisfied about this. Which brings me to one thing I thought about during my identity crisis: I think one of the things I really like about the way I write is the spontaneity. I try to make everything seem natural, as if conversations weren’t forced. That also explains why I really can’t write anything when I feel blocked…
Now, statistics! We hit 1.430.000 words for 295.000 lines today, which is a pretty solid milestone. 1.5M when? 2M When? (I actually hope we won’t reach 2M, else poor Sakura will have to proofread for the rest of her life. Rest assured, I have backup plans, from B to Z).
Anyway, this is it for this week! Once again, I’m terribly sorry for not being able to update you sooner. Everything’s back to normal, so here we go, baby.
See you next week!