M's Chapter 8 research scene is complete!
That was a really fun one to write, and I've been really eager to write a few of the key moments that popped up during this scene! :D
I changed a couple of moments when I thought of some better ones in the middle of the night earlier this week, but it was so worth it as they take the scene exactly where I wanted it to go.
I'll now be working on actually getting a quick plan up together for A's route and then getting to it! I mean, I'm so close to the end of all of the Chapter 8 research scenes, I figure I might as well keep going on it and do the Chapter 7 edits after, right? ;D
Especially because I'd already finished the love triangle scene for this version, which I’d forgotten, lol! So that was a nice surprise as I was going through and checking how the chapter was flowing.
I started talking to some possible sensitivity readers this week, and it was interesting trying to explain what interactive fiction was, lol! I was like, 'Well, it's kind of a choose-your-own-story thing, but there's also dialogue choices and character choices not just paths to choose'. They seemed very interested to check it out though!
I also got in contact with an unconscious bias professional (called Tina, so I’m taking that as a good sign!), who is helping me find the best course. But she has been so amazingly helpful and kind. She’s given some great advice, and one thing she said really stuck with me. It’s how I need to make sure I take the time to think about what I’m reading or posting. Instead of just scanning through and posting because I'm trying to check off a tick box, take the time that I put aside once a week for social media and really process the task.
But as for writing, after A's scene, there is an extra bit at the end to bring the two versions of Chapter 8 together. Not sure whether to write that after finishing A's, or whether to wait until the combat version is done. But I'll see where I'm at with A's when I'm done, 'cause that's going to be quite an intense scene too...
We'll be offline over the weekend as usual, so hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and I'll talk to you soon! <3