Ishta’s Companion/Relics of War: Lack of Progress Report Two

Chapter Fifteen is still only about half paid for.

I’ve written Chapters Fifteen and Sixteen, and started Seventeen. Still don’t know how many there will be; if I really had to I could probably wrap it up in eighteen, twenty is much more likely, and it could easily go longer than that.

I’ve sent Chapter Fifteen to donors, and will be sending Chapter Sixteen shortly. I’m mildly unhappy that there’s a sort of political lecture stuck into some dialogue in Chapter Sixteen, but it’s in character and probably necessary.

What with jury duty and Thanksgiving coming up, I don’t know how productive I’ll be for the rest of the month.

Happy holidays, folks!

Ishta’s Companion/Relics of War: Progress Report Fourteen

Chapter Fourteen is finally posted. Money did continue to trickle in, and finally reached the necessary total. There’s even already a small start on Chapter Fifteen, though it still has a goodly way to go.

Maybe everyone was busy with Hallowe’en before.

Anyway, there it is, and Chapter Fifteen is mostly written, with still probably a couple of pages to go. Chapter Fifteen will complete what I’ve been thinking of as the first part of the story — or really, maybe the second, if you want to consider the trip to Varag as Part One, and from there to where we are now as Part Two.

In any case, there’s one more chunk to the story, and I have no idea how long it will be; we’ll have to see how it develops. It takes up a page and a half of the original seven-page outline, but that page and a half is a bit sketchy. It might be just a couple of chapters, or develop into half the story.

I’m not going to try to maintain a weekly schedule anymore; I’ll post new chapters as fast as they’re written and paid for. (Both are required.) We’ll see how it goes.