Dare I say that things are looking up for The Heavenly Bride. But I hesitated to get happy just yet.
It was “Heavenly Bride Day”, and where my printer is *still* down I found something else that needed to be done. So now the Heavenly Bride official homepage sports a new look. Well, I would have done the new look anyway because that’s what I do from time to time… but that’s how it goes.
You can no longer read all the way up to where I am at now through the website. You can read chapter one, though, and parts of chapter two. The website also has a link to the Wôks Print bookstore to order books, if you so desire. I kept the wallpapers, and I will still be making new wallpapers for fans to have for free on occasion. Hrm. What else… I also kept most of the art for your viewing pleasure as well. Overall, with the lack of membership clutter and other items the website is looking a lot cleaner and more streamlined. I even created new artwork to decorate the page with.
The printer’s problem is still being addressed, mind you. My guest room is now the printer room as part of the solution. It has the least dust and animal fur there, which is where the problem begins. I’m out of ink, so I can’t tell you if the problem has been solved just yet. When new ink arrives, I shall knoweth.
To some it seems like I have a million things to do. To me, I have only about a thousand – unless I’m swamped with commissions. Then it quickly becomes a million. I’ve been cutting back on how much work I do for others, though, as I slowly quit the working game and “retire”.
To keep my act together, I have a schedule firmly written on a little white board on the top shelf of my big fancy desk. It runs Monday through Saturday, giving me Sundays for whatever, and says things like, “Thursday: Heavenly Bride”. Thursday is today.
Where I could work on The Heavenly Bride and get ahead of where I’m stuck at, I find that problematic and don’t want to. I’m a linear writer. Sometimes I’ll go ahead of myself, but only if there’s something so bright in my mind I feel like I don’t have a choice. So as far as Bride goes, I’m at a standstill because my printer is still done.
I have found a possible solution, though. The problem with said solution is I have to wait until the time that I can afford it. However, once that’s bought not only is Bride hopefully saved but also the prints I make for conventions and various other things. Whoopee.
I could spend today wasting my time fighting the printer or moaning about Bride, or I could be doing something else. The something else seems more productive, so I’ve spent extra time working on The Brat. The script is coming along nicely, and a lot of extra storytelling has been making its way into the story. I’m also discussing Leslie Fish being in on the project, and so far she hasn’t disappointed. It’s looking pretty good.
The image you see up there is another development image from the game. Courtney is your average supporting character. Her backstory isn’t even that interesting. And she likes butterflies.