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    2020 FExpansion

    May 27, 2020 by Atarumaster88

    A month after the 13th anniversary release, I am back with another update on the Force Exile Series.

    First, my postquel novel, Convergence. The good news is that I have finished the novel and will be releasing the rest of it shortly. Look for that release this upcoming weekend barring any drastic IRL upheavals. The uh . . . maybe good news is that I reached a very good stopping point in the storyline and decided to end the novel there at an even 50 chapters and nearly 115,000 words. However, there were many plot arcs and threads to resolve and so rather than writing a single monolithic novel, I decided to split it out. I am not sure if it will end up being a duology or a trilogy yet, but knowing me, I would guess the latter. However, I have a…

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  • Atarumaster88

    Hard to believe it, but thirteen years have gone by since I first started contributing to this wiki. While the initial drafts of what became Force Exile I: Fugitive were written before then, it's as good a date as any to call April 29 the anniversary of the series. The other uncomfortable reality is that it's been thirteen years and I have yet to finish it, but on that front, there's definitely light at the end of the tunnel!

    On April 29, I will be releasing a number of new items to mark the occasion. The first and greatest amount of effort is finishing The Essential Guide to Force Exile. I may need to go back and edit a few things here or there as I develop backstories. However, this last set of entries will mark the completion of this refere…

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  • Atarumaster88

    As I write this, I have met my goal of completing all of the The Essential Guide to Force Exile except for Planets and Moons. Looking forward to finishing that next year!

    On the Convergence front, I had a goal of writing 24 chapters of the story this year. I did not quite get there, but I did write 21 so that I am up to nearly 90,000 words on the novel. It's making progress, even if it's looking like it will be my longest work yet. At the same time, I want to give the final work of the Force Exile Series the polish and development it deserves. It's already longer than Fugitive and will soon surpass Smuggler. I will be uploading ten more chapters today as well to cap out the year as I said in my last blog post. Next year, I hope to finish the novel, b…

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  • Atarumaster88

    10 Chapter OfFEring!

    November 19, 2019 by Atarumaster88

    As I reflect back on what I hoped to do this year FE-wise, it's been a fairly productive year. I've updated four The Essential Guide to Force Exile entries and have three more that are close to being ready to upload. I will finish all but the Planets and Moons entries this year, which means only 4 entries left for the entire work. It's been a very, very long road on that since that project started in 2008, but given the scope of the project, I'm just pleased to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    The next project that I am fairly pleased with is Convergence. Despite my laziness in uploading chapters, the story is coming along quite well and has gone through a couple of editing passes from both JM76 and Mrs. Ataru. This January, I had 16 ch…

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  • Atarumaster88

    Okay, so this is one of my more hackneyed puns, but I've been writing punny blog titles for at least five years and the well gets a little dry at times.

    Speaking of a little dry, I clearly did not stick to my planned schedule of releasing a chapter of Convergence every two weeks as planned. RL became very busy; other excuses struck, etc. I do have up to 16 chapters written, but have been a little stalled out with getting them edited and uploaded. There's definitely a lack of motivation on my end to blame for that, as I would rather write and push forward with the plot rather than edit and upload. Thankfully, uploading is much easier to do now with the Visual Editor than it was back in the old days of purely Source. That said, Source is still…

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