Sep 26, 2021
To:N. D. Skordilis
Yeah....so when I wrote the story at first, it was all in third person. However, someone suggested I change it, so I changed it to first person and didn't have enough time to edit everything as thoroughly as I wanted to. Because of this, there are bound to be mistakes. I wish I had more time to proofread everything, but I was extremely busy in the last couple of weeks of the contest and even up until now.
And yes, I should have paced the info better, but there is still a truckload to discover later on.
As to your last point, it is explained. I tried and hopefully succeeded providing explanations for everything throughout the book.
Sep 26, 2021
To:N. D. Skordilis
He follows the rules by the book, though he likes switching up the style of his hits. I knew when I wrote it that it would sound contradictory, but I don't think of it as one. It's hard to explain. The use of the word "book" vs "textbook" makes it even worse. He is creative, but still follows procedure.
They get away with it since they are careful and plan out a good time. Plus, if people see them, it isn't a big deal since spoiler reasons that are explained later.
Sep 05, 2021
This is it! The End! I hope you all enjoyed. I wasn't able to proofread and edit it as much as I wanted, but I like the way it turned out, even though it could easily have been better polished. Thanks!
Sep 04, 2021
Nearly done! Just the epilogue left, to be released tomorrow. I went over the first rewrite, and I changed the entire story into the first person. I will edit it onto Honeyfeed tomorrow when I publish the final chapter. Thanks to everyone who read this far! I am already in the middle of my second rewrite of the entire novel, so hopefully, I can finish that in time for editing.
Sep 01, 2021
Editing update: I am over 2/3 of the way done with my first editing stage, which is mostly changing the story to first-person instead of third-person, utilizing time stamps, and fixing some typos that I come across. I should finish that by tomorrow and then start my second editing process, which is more focused on narrative and grammar.
Aug 29, 2021
Hopefully, right after publishing the next chapter, I will spend the few remaining days editing the whole story if I can find the time.
Aug 26, 2021
Just a small update, I will try to get through the editing process throughout next week. If I can't get to it in time, I will have to do it after the contest ends, though it wouldn't be for the contest.
Aug 23, 2021
Not much new in the terms of updates. I still plan on going through a whole book editing stage next week, so hopefully, I can get to it before the contest time limit intervenes.
Aug 21, 2021
Hello everyone, just a quick update. Even though I finished the novel over a week ago and wanted to work on editing it, my life has been super busy, so I couldn't get around to it. Therefore, I am starting to publish the remaining chapters on a consistent basis despite not editing anything yet. Meanwhile, I will try my hardest to get to editing the novel before publishing the final chapter. Thanks!
Aug 11, 2021
Hello everybody. This chapter comes with an important update. I added this interlude spur of the moment just so I didn't have too long of a break between chapters and so I could post an update on the novel.
I have nearly finished part 3, the final part, of the novel. YAY! I have written about 40,000 words so far and I might even reach the 45,000-word mark naturally by the end of the novel. I plan on finishing the novel before the end of the week. I will then likely add one more Theodore interlude (not yet written) between parts 1 and 2.
The next week will be the editing stage, where I will go through the entire novel and do MAJOR edits to fix the flow and writing style, as well as other things. This will likely take about a week to accomplish, which is why I might add in another interlude about Theodore.
After finishing the editing stage, I will publish the part 3 chapters on a consistent schedule. Buckle up.
Aug 11, 2021
Thanks very much! I plan on getting to this story after I finish my other novel. This story should likewise be short and sweet.
Aug 07, 2021
Correct. Only the copied soul goes. How it works is like this (it hasn't been explained yet in the story, though I might add it in during my edits). Only the soul can be transferred over, so the obvious question remains: What body does the soul inhabit? What happens is that the soul is picked out beforehand and the other world produces an artificial clone-like body for that soul to inhabit. These bodies would have built-in abilities installed in them previously.
Aug 04, 2021
Again, thanks a lot. I just finished part 2 and will be writing all of part 3 now and doing major edits from the very beginning to try fixing all of the issues that you mentioned. It will take a week or two, but I hope to have a better product to display before the month is out. I did mention why it wasn't murder. I said that it replicates the soul and sends it to the fantasy world and the actual body gets up unharmed as if nothing happened. Perhaps I wasn't clear enough. If I wasn't, my bad. I hope to impress you once I finish editing everything.
Aug 04, 2021
This is the final interlude of this novel. Up next is part 3, titled Revelations. The final part. All of the mysteries and plot threads will be answered and brought together. Hopefully, I can stick the landing.
Up until this point, I have written and edited every chapter one at a time and publishing them when each was finished. from this point on, however, I will be writing the entire ending all at once and then release chapters periodically until the end of the contest. I will also be heavily editing the book up to this point before I start publishing in order to improve on the writing style and other things. So be prepared for many changes to everything but the plot.
I am estimating that it will take another week or so to write part 3, and then maybe another week to edit everything and make it as good as possible. That should give me more than enough time to release the remaining chapters before the time period ends.
The story beats will stay the same, though possible small edits are to be expected. However, everything else will change greatly.
I am up to about 30,000 words. 2/3 of the way finished. Yay!
Aug 04, 2021
Thanks very much! I am actually going to be doing some major editing on the whole book in a week or so, and improve the writing and dialogue, as well as some other things. So if you end up reading it sooner, be aware that there will be changes afterward. The story will more or less stay the same, but there might be a couple of key differences.