The Near Horizon: September 2018

Not a whole lot to say.

Things are kind of settling down, so that's nice. I finally managed to get some more done on The DOOM Chronicles. I actually intended to have at least one more chapter up before the end of August, and I got halfway through the next chapter, but I guess it just wasn't in the cards. Should be up next week. I'm also about halfway through the next chapter of And There Was Another.

So, my plans?

Well, I plan on finishing The DOOM Chronicles: Episode Two [WattPad | FFN] before this year is over with. Then I will put it on hold until, at the very least, DOOM: Eternal has come out and I've had time to play it. So, sometime in late 2019 probably. Then begins the ultra-mega epic Episode Three: HELL ON EARTH. (Actually really looking forward to that one.)

Next, I plan on pressing forward with And There Was Another [WattPad | FFN]. I'm not sure when I'll finish that one up, but I'm still feeling pretty good about it. I'd say I'm about halfway through Dantooine right now, then I've got three more planets to write about.

Now, I've come to a kind of realization about how my fan fiction is probably going to look: several different ridiculously long stories or series going on at the same time, in various states of completion, some on hiatus, some not. I really just need to face this reality instead of holding onto the idea of having no more than two stories going on at the same time, because it's going to take me fucking years to finish The DOOM Chronicles, and I've got other stories I want to be writing.

So my immediate plan is to begin working on another big project. I've got it narrowed down to three choices.

  • HALO. As I've alluded to before, I've got way too many ideas for a Halo Universe. I already kicked it off with Gathering Darkness. I need to figure out which one is next. Either the sequel to Gathering Darkness, which I'm still figuring out; ODST 2, which is, obviously, my own idea for a sequel to Halo 3: ODST, (no, it has no connection to The Rookie Chronicles at all); or Nerves of Steele, which is the primary series and starts out during the original Halo game, set on the original Halo, Installation Zero Four.
  • HλLF-LIFE. I still really want to write an epic series in this universe. If I choose this one, I'll dive into the full rewrite of Bishop's War. Gonna be WAY better than the original.
  • STARFOX. This one is going to be different, a really big throwback to one of the first fan fictions I ever wrote in my life that like...no one has read. I'm sure I've mentioned it before. It will be called A Shadow Over Lylat and will be an immediate sequel to StarFox 64. It will feature an original protagonist and be an action-horror story. Generally, it'll be a darker story than I usually write.

So yeah, gotta figure out which one of those I want to do next. It's a tough choice. What I'm going to try and do is, once I make the decision, begin working on the story in the background and try to get some of it written while I continue working on the other two. And then, once I finally cap off Episode Two of The DOOM Chronicles, I'll have a store of chapters built up for the next project and can get it going.

That's about all I got for now.