Just thought I’d post a update that the Daybreak Redux project is well underway.
Volume 1 has already been fully rewritten and is currently halfway through beta, so my planned Milestone 1 has been met on schedule.
In many ways, the setting changes — moving from Weichsel’s Konigsfeld Academy to Rhin-Lotharingie’s Alisia Academy — worked even better than I imagined. It fits better than the original for the characters of 1st volume, and if anything, it added some extra depth to Reynald/Reynaud and the Ariadne-Perceval relationship. New scenes scattered throughout volume 1 should also sets much better expectation of Kaede’s character, from an early discussion about gunpowder to her breaking down Rhin-Lotharingie’s “national myth” to her talk with Cecylia on magic-spurred technological divergence. Feedback so far is that this does help balance all the goofy scenes to highlight that yes, this story has a serious component to it.
Volume 2 has completed drafts for the first five chapters (~25% done), up to the part where Pascal and Sylv negotiates over Kaede. One of the big changes is that Kaede’s recollection of her past has been pushed to the start of volume 2, as I was criticized before for waiting until volume 3 to show her past life. Introducing Emperor Geoffroi earlier in the story is also a significant change for the better, given how importance his eventually becomes for the story as a whole.
In many ways, this really does feel like a fix of everything I did wrong because the original story wasn’t planned from the start.
Hopefully I can keep this pace up and push up the publishing date. We’ll have to see ^^Author's Comment
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