Edit - Some of you seem to have misinterpreted within minutes of me posting this, this doesn’t mean I’m not working on the story right now! I am! Both writing and planning. It’s just a hiccup for this weekend, thats all! Chill guys chill, chapter’s coming.
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Sunday Night…not quite writing update
Oh dear.
"Fuzzy’s Wrist" has become something of an internal joke these days, one I have fully propagated and felt happy for it to be so because…well, frankly it’s true. I can’t exactly deny it! However it is behind that a true problem that has occured again and again in varying amounts, but none more than now. Hence the image above.
(As a note, don’t feel bad for the “Fuzzy’s Wrist” joke guys, I get a laugh out of it as much as anyone!)
I’m aiming to get to the Docs sometime this week around work to speak to them. There are various solutions. One involves an injection to drain excess fluid in the wrist if they feel that’s causing it. Another is to perscribe physiotherapy and to rest easy. The third is surgery to correct whatever’s wrong and remove whats causing the swelling on the back of my wrist. Somethings enlarged in there and it’s just a case of figuring out what it is. Fluid? Enlarged tendon? It’s all very unsure.
I can type, so in theory I can write as well, but this weekend nothing but planning got done mostly down to this. It’s not exactly comfortable typing in that thing. I can take it off but, well…that kind of defeats the point, doesn’t it? I’m aiming to keep this on at least till I meet with the Docs and we’ll see. I feel twinges when typing a lot and don’t want to aggravate it.
My biggest worry, one I’ve said to many of my friends about, is losing momentum in the finale. The most I can say is that the chapter that was last released was the one setting the finale up. The next chapters deal with the events within. Already in the next chapter stories will begin to end and find their resolutions for various characters. So I’m eager to do it, especially as the next one is already started.
But if I can put this wrist issue to bed for good…then I see that as a priority, as it’ll let me be vastly more available for all of you. I’m not going to go on the usual speil of “I’m so sorry and I really hate the delay” that comes with such announcements, I think you all know me better by now and how I work. So here’s to health and to a badass finale written during and after whatever fixes my wrist to round out Murky Number Seven.
I am terrified of medical procedures, I hate them. Kinda weird given I regularly get battered in spars and used to get hurled through tables for stuntwork as a hobby, I’m used to pain but operations and needles? All the pride and shame breaks there! My friends that spoke to me about it were very right though. Don’t put it off. Just suck it up, go and get it done. So I’ve decided to just that, fear or not.
Friends are good for that, slapping you and telling you to get on with it!
I’ll keep you updated, along with any little bursts of writing I do, or planning. Such as today where I was planning a large scale action sequence interspersed with climactic character drama down to its individual components…oh my, whatever could that be? Work always continues, can’t stop thinking about this finale now. Very proud of its direction and its events.
To good health, folks!
~ Fuzzy

Edit - Some of you seem to have misinterpreted within minutes of me posting this, this doesn’t mean I’m not working on the story right now! I am! Both writing and planning. It’s just a hiccup for this weekend, thats all! Chill guys chill, chapter’s coming.

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Sunday Night…not quite writing update

Oh dear.

"Fuzzy’s Wrist" has become something of an internal joke these days, one I have fully propagated and felt happy for it to be so because…well, frankly it’s true. I can’t exactly deny it! However it is behind that a true problem that has occured again and again in varying amounts, but none more than now. Hence the image above.

(As a note, don’t feel bad for the “Fuzzy’s Wrist” joke guys, I get a laugh out of it as much as anyone!)

I’m aiming to get to the Docs sometime this week around work to speak to them. There are various solutions. One involves an injection to drain excess fluid in the wrist if they feel that’s causing it. Another is to perscribe physiotherapy and to rest easy. The third is surgery to correct whatever’s wrong and remove whats causing the swelling on the back of my wrist. Somethings enlarged in there and it’s just a case of figuring out what it is. Fluid? Enlarged tendon? It’s all very unsure.

I can type, so in theory I can write as well, but this weekend nothing but planning got done mostly down to this. It’s not exactly comfortable typing in that thing. I can take it off but, well…that kind of defeats the point, doesn’t it? I’m aiming to keep this on at least till I meet with the Docs and we’ll see. I feel twinges when typing a lot and don’t want to aggravate it.

My biggest worry, one I’ve said to many of my friends about, is losing momentum in the finale. The most I can say is that the chapter that was last released was the one setting the finale up. The next chapters deal with the events within. Already in the next chapter stories will begin to end and find their resolutions for various characters. So I’m eager to do it, especially as the next one is already started.

But if I can put this wrist issue to bed for good…then I see that as a priority, as it’ll let me be vastly more available for all of you. I’m not going to go on the usual speil of “I’m so sorry and I really hate the delay” that comes with such announcements, I think you all know me better by now and how I work. So here’s to health and to a badass finale written during and after whatever fixes my wrist to round out Murky Number Seven.

I am terrified of medical procedures, I hate them. Kinda weird given I regularly get battered in spars and used to get hurled through tables for stuntwork as a hobby, I’m used to pain but operations and needles? All the pride and shame breaks there! My friends that spoke to me about it were very right though. Don’t put it off. Just suck it up, go and get it done. So I’ve decided to just that, fear or not.

Friends are good for that, slapping you and telling you to get on with it!

I’ll keep you updated, along with any little bursts of writing I do, or planning. Such as today where I was planning a large scale action sequence interspersed with climactic character drama down to its individual components…oh my, whatever could that be? Work always continues, can’t stop thinking about this finale now. Very proud of its direction and its events.

To good health, folks!

~ Fuzzy

Sunday Night Writing Update

Hey folks,

Progress was made this weekend, as usual. I didn’t write on the Saturday because I had to go visit my new nephew in hospital. Three days old!

Got back into it today on Sunday and made up for the lost ground. The initial act of the chapter is complete now, putting us at approx 30% done. 20% gain from last week.

Also, while I’m here. I know you guys have sent some questions on pacing or editing. I do intend to answer them, I just need to think about what I’m gonna say on things first for them.

 - Fuzzy

sinrar:

Dare
Here’s a comic based off Murky Number Seven. Textless because I wanted to try and let the comic speak for itself. 
Also I suck at words.
~Sinrar

That is preeeetty awesome! Thanks! As he’s grown, that rebellious streak has come out a bit, so this is kinda in line with something he might do, if he could learn to write more. Love how it shows all the progress and swipes, reminds me of when writing his drawing.

sinrar:

Dare

Here’s a comic based off Murky Number Seven. Textless because I wanted to try and let the comic speak for itself. 

Also I suck at words.

~Sinrar

That is preeeetty awesome! Thanks! As he’s grown, that rebellious streak has come out a bit, so this is kinda in line with something he might do, if he could learn to write more. Love how it shows all the progress and swipes, reminds me of when writing his drawing.

A while ago you said that when MN7 was still in its original planning phase, you were thinking of making the main character a girl. Does this mean that originally, you were planning on making the main character ANOTHER LESBIAN!?
Anonymous

Ah that point it was so early that no real personality details were down, so who knows what could have been? The decision was mostly based on variety.

Writing Update

Hey guys,

Good news, that schedule I talked about seems to work. I did the first stage of the chapter this weekend and it’s being editing during the week for next weekends writing session. This could be nicely structured, might let me predict dates more in advance. (Maybe!)

Currently, it is 100% planned and about 10% written. I’ll update after each weekend. This one is a real doozy to pack as much content into, having to force myself to keep brevity in mind for some. (And there were some painful cuts in the planning stage too, including a joke I’d been waiting so very long to do, but just couldn’t make the cut. It took too much setup for one line.)

When will Act 3's cover picture be updated?
Anonymous

Oh, good point. Hah!

Yeah I’ll get that done tonight when I get back from teaching. It will continue to be the “chapter update” cover on tumblr. FimFic will remain the Act 1 cover due to spoilers for EVERYONE seeing it first there.

How can you not know whether there are three or four chapters left in the story? Other posts have made it sound like you plan things out in excruciating detail.

Oh, I do. There’s a good reason I always say 3-4, and it’s not to do with being unplanned. It depends on what your definition of “chapter” is, suffice to say. Also dependant on how I want to present it.

considering how long its taken you to make each individual chapter, is it safe to say that you may finish the whole story in late 2015 or early 2016?
Anonymous

I dunno really, but I wouldn’t imagine it’d be that late. It’s 3-4 chapters to go after all.

inlucidreverie:

Was only trying to draw something more dynamic, I swear!

I’m torn between whether his expression is hilarious or sad, honestly! Lucid makes a somewhat distressed/shocked/bewildered Murky, take your pick on which it is!
Expression work is awesome though.

inlucidreverie:

Was only trying to draw something more dynamic, I swear!

I’m torn between whether his expression is hilarious or sad, honestly! Lucid makes a somewhat distressed/shocked/bewildered Murky, take your pick on which it is!

Expression work is awesome though.

Seeing ad how important drawing is for murky, are you also an artist?
Anonymous

Yes and no. I have drawn in the past (badly) and I do have an Honours Degree in Computer Animation, but it’s something I never ever followed up. I just wasn’t very good at it in terms of post education work. So I wouldn’t expect to see much art from me.

But what it did do was help centre my mind to think artistically in presenting and angles. I know it helps me “set” the scenes in writing, sometimes. I’m not multi-disciplined, but it helped me realise that some awareness of other mediums and talents can really help even a dedicated use of another one. After all, a comic artist who knows about storywriting would be able to create panels fairly better, while an actor who knows how to sing could string their voice very well in a speech.

So no, I’m not an artist, but I do have some influence and knowledge of the art side of things from my degree. (That and from working with comic artists for a while on webcomics)