While I still fully intend to complete this novel due to the commitments with getting C.O.R.P.S. out the door I've decided that it takes away both from my time and quality of work to be carrying on these two tasks concurrently. Therefore for the remainder of 2015 and through 2016 I will not be working on this. Hopefully this will give enough time to complete C.O.R.P.S. and then I can come back this as my sole focus in 2017 but only time will truly tell.
After a great deal of time and tribulations I've managed to finally finish chapter 16 of TBOTS. I think this chapter presented such a mental roadblock for me for so long that I am almost unsure how I want to proceed now that it's finally out of the way. I have my original outline to go off of but I think I might need to spend some time at the drawing board to make sure the story is still evolving in the manner in which I had originally planned. Although since this is still a first draft i really need to just decide what route I'm going to go with and just start writing towards that end. The key here is to finish things and finish them fast. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things and knock out chapter 17 with relative ease.
Totally been slacking on the novel. The old adage 'so much to do so little time' comes to mind. I've been very busy getting up my new website design business off the ground. Time spent outside of that has been on other work stuff, the usual family time, a few games here and there (gotta have gaming) and then that last little bit of time has been spent on CORPS which is the RPG I'm co-designing with my brother. I'm working on a schedule to better split time between website design clients, the RPG and the novel while still hopefully encompassing the other necessary aspects of life. Hopefully this works :) Otherwise I might have finally met my match in how many hobbies can I pursue at one time.
Chapters 1-10: first draft being reworked
Chapters: 11-15: first draft finished
Chapter 16: Work in progress
Chapters 17-27: outline finished.
A lot of time has been spent on ch 16 and it has proved to be especially tricky. Hopefully this will be completed soon and fresh ideas will be able to be released for the later outlined chapters.