Work on the Black Death is picking up. My co-author has been on fire and has already put together the first draft of some scenes to add in. I’m reading them through now and making notes on what to add from my side. We lost a lot of momentum considering that we both completed the first drafts of our main story at the beginning of last year, but it’s moving in the right direction now. Hopefully, the wait will have been worth it.
How’s the writing going?
The Black Death trilogy is my main focus on the writing front although I did have a dream about my Valiant Lineage series, where it went through the events of book twelve which is still in the draft stage. That’s got me excited to get back into that, but it has got to wait for the Black Death first. I think once that is published, I’m going to recover all my Valiant Lineage books and start that train rolling again. The story was a lot of fun to write and I really need to get it finished.
Probably the biggest news this month was that one of the authors from the Black Death trilogy I’ve been working on has pulled out. It’s unfortunate, but it does mean we can get things moving again as we had been on hold for quite some time. We’ve already had several discussion on how we’re going to fill the void and have come up with a pretty dark and exciting part to add in. Hopefully, it won’t be long before we can release it into the wild.
How’s the writing going?
It’s slow, but I’m getting back into things. Obviously, Black Death is taking up the most of my time, however, I do have plans to update and post several of my Otaku on Writing stories to my website. I’ve also started looking at my Valiant Lineage series and have put together a new cover for book one. I’ve not updated anything yet as I’d like to get book nine ready for release first. Here’s the new cover and old cover side by side. Which do you prefer?
Any big announcements? For a while now, I’ve been trying to break free from daily blog posts. It sounds easy, right? I just don’t post anything, but then I would look at the past four months of consecutive posts and I’d find myself posting again. It really is addictive!
Well, I did it. I broke free. Admittedly, it was because I went on a family vacation to Florida, spent a lot of time at Disney World, admiring all the families with matching t-shirts and the fathers with the ‘Most Expensive Day’ slogans on theirs. We all had a lot of fun and were thoroughly exhausted when we got back.
Anyhow, as a result, there were eleven days with no posts. I did keep up with my episode reviews of The Promised Neverland because that show was excellent, so there weren’t eleven consecutive days. I do feel surprisingly relieved now that I’ve managed to stop. Hopefully, I’ll be able to find more time for writing and editing my stories which have been shamefully neglected for a while now.
What did you draw this week? The most recent anime in my A to Z Anime Challenge was El Cazador de la Bruja and I absolutely loved it. Everything about the series was incredible. So, I thought why not take a little more time to draw Nadie, the bounty hunter hero of the story and my favourite character.
Yes, I know. It’s another female character, but what can I say, I enjoy strong female characters and there’s nothing wrong with that. Anyhow, if you’ve not seen the series, I would absolutely recommend it. Everything from the animation to the music to the major arc and minor arcs is beautifully done.
This has easily become one of my favourite anime series. So, here’s Nadie.
“No matter what I do I will always be forgiven. Why, you ask? It is because I am beautiful!!!”
What did you draw this week? She slipped into my mind without me noticing and now she won’t leave. Also, given how many episodes of One Piece I’ve now seen, it only seemed right that I should draw someone from the series.
Ironically, she’s only recently appeared in the series after more than four hundred episodes and already I think she’s one of my favourites. I did want to draw her looking down on others as that’s kind of a classic pose, however, it probably wouldn’t look as good as the pose I chose.
Instead, I went with the pose of Boa Hancock sitting on her snake throne. So, here it is. Enjoy!