Category: Author’s Notes
Daybreak Rewrite Volume 2 Author’s Reflections and References
Daybreak Dev Diary – Pivot of the Hyperion Setting
Many readers have asked me what Daybreak was about since my original 1st volume came out back in 2014, and it’s a topic I’ve written about before. However in recent editing, I’ve realized that during part of the redux process, I’ve somehow forgotten the importance and criticality of one detail — the setting’s origins. As… Continue reading
Daybreak Dev Diary: Progress, Redux Changes, and Kaede’s Tweaks
Finally, it’s released. After months of effort, countless hours of editing… I mean sure, there’s still a ton of work to be done. But it’s nice feeling a certain degree of fruition, rather than simply, waiting…
Daybreak Redux Project Announcement
In hindsight, I had made one big mistake during these past two years when Daybreak was on hiatus: I had never gone back and read the original volume that started the whole story.
Dev Diary: the exposition insecurity I keep having
Foreword: future chapter status can now be found in the chapter list. Helps show where progress is and what’s coming down the pipeline. I love writing complicated characters, those who come with a ton of baggage but also a mixture of conflicting interests and life goals. I love writing unusual relationships, especially those that… Continue reading
Dev Diary: the Flowers in Eve
This post is actually about two different topics: For those of you who have asked, the exposition to Eve of Rebirth is settled. For those of you who read The Flowers in Boreal Twilight – part of it is back.
Dev Diary: writing xenophobia is an experience
I may be political-minded, but I’m not the type to ever enter politics. So writing a politician is as close as I’m likely to get. And gosh, it was an experience.
Belated Update and Reshuffling
A very belated double update for Eve. I realized after writing the next chapter that something was missing. I was diving into the story without really laying down enough on how the characters think or what their values were in relation to their world. So I backtracked and added another chapter in after the 1st. Thus,… Continue reading