TV.2 Production Status Update – the Home Stretch!

Pages remaining of this chapter: 7.

Pages rendered: 7, as of August 9th.

Pages complete: 4, out of sequence (24, 18, 22, 23).

So much for not working on ATC for a bit. I’ll probably come out of the self-imposed posting hiatus early, though I haven’t decided yet. I suppose that depends on how quickly I can complete the remaining pages while balancing my paying workload. As of right now I don’t plan to touch the comic again until its time to pencil other stuff. Last week was a web week, this week needs to be an art week. It’ll be an accountant week before it’s anything else, though.

The script for TV.3 (Air) is now a production priority and I’m making scattershot progress, with an idea for a major detail just this afternoon. It’s existed as a raw outline for years, with a couple of key scenes written this past winter. As much as I’d like to keep rolling without a break, I’ve always taken a breather between chapters, and for good reason – during The Dualist it was a much needed breather. After TV.1 it was a reason to get drunk. Now…. well, now I need to figure out how to write without a bar or a coffee shop. Getting the ideas is one thing – getting them hammered into something I can use is one of many, many things I need to relearn. Drafting scenes, I can do – the idea Appears and I scramble like hell to get it down. Smelting the ore into useable metal is a different process entirely… and this isn’t the only comic I need to plot. Or write, or lay out!

Oh yeah – I’ve been clean since April, and I think my plot brain may have recovered enough to be useable without props, crutches or side effects. I had a veritable storm of plotty goodness yesterday. Not the garden hose trickle I used to get between drinks three and six – a flippin’ hurricane of visuals, the kind of brainstorm I haven’t experienced in over a decade. While I still need to refine TV.3 and start figuring out what goes into TV.4 beyond the outline, I now know exactly what happens in Book Four Chapter One and the opening scenes of Book Four Chapter Two. And knowing that will help steer Transitional Voices towards completion.

18:24 < solios> fagbot: doot tv.2
18:24 < fagbot> WHAT IF EVERYONE IN THE WORLD FLUSHED THE TOILET AT THE SAME TIME
18:25 < solios> fagbot: doot tv.2, not tv.3
18:25 < fagbot> ZERO G MEANS I CAN FINALLY REALIZE MY COCKSUCKING DREAMS
18:25 < solios> 😡
18:25 < xeno> Direct quote.
18:25 < solios> damned near.