(adm: Hey guys!! Time for a small update :D today I had a free day, so I chose to spend it entirely working on stuff for the sequel!! I managed to get a significant process done, story and graphic-wise! I just need time and a few more graphics to continue the game itself! :D
Here’s a list of the current things I’m working on:
- Bug/typo fixes
- New features [events, interaction, hints to the sequel, new art and art redraws]
- Beta testing
- Character Design
- Game mechanics and map planning
- Figuring out what the heck I should call it
And here’s a list of things I have to work on after I get at least the HetaOni update:
- Script & Translations
- New walkthrough
- Icons & Scene art for the sequel
- Coding the sequel
And to top it off, I still have more than 40 asks to answer [and will most likely get some more while I’m working all of this out] so please understand if I take too long to answer all of you!! Besides all of this, I still have a lot of things to do in real life too so things can get stressful for me ;w;’
Some people have offered me help, and as much as I really appreciate it, I rather work on these projects alone!! I want this to be as original as possible. Sorry for being so stubborn lmao
Lastly, I want to thank you guys so much for your support!!! I reached 900+ followers recently and WOW oh god, that made me really happy!! I really want to do another special or something for you, but I’m not sure I’ll have time…. if I do find the time though, I’ll be sure to tell you about it!!
And a bit of self promo here again because I need money to pay my uni lmao, I’m still doing commissions, and am on Patreon too! There’s also a donate button on the page if you want to support me through all this game/art making!
That’s it for the update! Thanks for reading, I hope everyone has a great week!! <33)
These are my pass pages for Vengeance Road. This is the first time my book has been typeset (read: not been a .doc file), which is very exciting. Pretty fonts! Chapter headings! Crop marks!
Advance reader copies (ARCs) are printed from pass pages. While the ARCs are produced and distributed to early reviewers, the pass pages are reviewed one last time (sometimes more) by the author and the editorial/copyediting team at the publishing house. Then finished copies are printed. This is why ARCs often say “uncorrected proof” on the cover. Because ARC-printing and pass-page-editing happen simultaneously and changes WILL be made between ARC and finished copy. Often, many changes will be made.
All those sticky-noted pages are changes I am making to Vengeance Road.
15% of the sticky notes are typos that I found at this stage
25% are new typos that didn’t exist previously, but were created when edits I made during the copyediting stage were mis-transcribed *
50% are small stylistic edits that I’m making for the first time – dropping a dialog tag, word choice changes, etc
10% are substantial edits – tweaks for historical accuracy, adding a few sentences to address a potential plot hole, etc
All these edits will only exist in the finished copy. Yes, many of them are small and minor, but it’s the polishing that makes a story truly shine and this is why so many authors cringe when they see someone reading an ARC months after the finished copy of a book becomes available. (Also, while it is not the case with Vengeance Road, sometimes there are major changes made between ARC and finished copy.)
So while ARCs certainly have their time and place, the cleanest, BEST version of any author’s story is, naturally, the finished copy.
This has been a lesson in ARC printing and publishing timelines. :)
* This is why I prefer digital CEs to hardcopy/paper CEs, but errors like this are always bound to happen, regardless of format, and this is exactly why the pass page stage exists.