It shouldn’t come as a big shock to anyone who follows the glacial pace of updates, but I’ve got to be honest with the audience, and our cast members.
Things are not happening at anywhere near the pace I would like, and that’s mostly my own fault. I’ve allowed myself to be spread too thin, across way too many projects and something eventually had to give. So after a great deal of soul searching, I’m going to admit to the obvious and say that FMP will probably not have anything to release in 2014.
“On Hiatus”, you’ll note, does not mean we’re closing up shop. It’s my intention to stockpile productions so that in 2015 we can let fly with everything that’s been building.
I hope our fans will understand and hang in there. The reward IS coming.
Time to bring everyone up to speed on the first week of FMPNaNoWriMo! It’s been and odd ride so far, so here goes.
The basic upshot was, I planned to write three arcs worth of the Bubblegum Crisis Audio Drama over the month of November. I’d begun outlining, planning. I even had a rough draft, but it frankly sucked so I trashed it and began a new with the planning in early October. I got a lot of work done in the first half of the month, but dark clouds loomed. Unfortunately, the end of October proved to be a really awful time plan for a major writing project.
I always knew we were going to lose one weekend near the end of the month to a convention down in Seattle. Geek Girl Con 13 was a lot of fun and extremely interesting. We spent most of Saturday in the lower levels, playing board games and even getting in a really fun Star Wars RPG session with the new game. Highly recommended!
Unfortunately, Sunday… Around 11AM I got a call that my Paternal Grandmother had entered hospice care. She died just as we reached the hospital.
I’m working on a blog post about my Nana, and how important she was to me not just as a grandmother, but as a writer. She was a really special lady and I want to share her with you all, but right now it’s still too close, so that’s for another time.
But it meant I spent the next two weeks arranging to travel to Oregon for her funeral and coming to grips with a huge part of life not being there anymore. Thoughts of writing, or planning, were light years down the list and I got next to nothing done.
So, November began, and I decided to just…wing it. No outline, nothing but vague ideas, and CHARGE!
As of Sunday night, the word count stood at 5,285 of 50,000. Right about on target.
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I’m not gonna lie, 2012 was a bit of a dull thud.
We didn’t have any major releases, (although we have so much nearly ready to go it’s kind of criminal), heck we seemed to lurch form one emergency to another. But the good news? There’s a reason they call it the PAST, but cause it’s behind us.
2013 is promising to be a major year for FMP. Bubblegum is so close you can taste it…No, wait, that’s leftover fruitcake. But it IS really dang close. The first arc is missing a single role and some tidying up. The first arc of episodes will run four episodes and will probably see bi-weekly or weekly release once it’s all ready to go. The second arc of episodes is also in production and will come a couple months thereafter. Bubblegum Crisis has been an amazing project to work on, and promises to be a serious turning point in FMP storytelling.
And that’s not even the BIG news. We still have one or two items to get in line but there’s going to be a major announcement in the next couple months regarding what’s in the pipeline for later this year. All I can say for now is FMP is going back to it’s roots in a big way.
Heck, if we’re lucky, there may even be a new Forward March soonish. You never know. ^_~
For those who’ve hung in there with us, I appreciate it. You’re why we do this thing. Now hang on, we’re setting course for the sun!
Come watch the chaos as Dev the Barely Literate attempts to clobber WordPress and CSS into something resembling a blog! Hopefully this will all be done by August. ^^;;;
I dunno, maybe I’m just a glutton for punishment…
After doing manual updates for the last several months, I decided to give WordPress another try. Hopefully all the needed lessons have been learned, all the floggings have sunk in, and all the technical mumbo has been sufficiently jumbo…ed.
The primary reason for going back is a simple one, I want you, the audience, to be able to get up-to-the minute information about FMP without having to type in our ridiculously long url all the time.
I dunno if the old archives will ever be reproduced on this blog or not, but hopefully the blog news feed will make your time with us easier, and much more enjoyable.
FMP.com, version 4.0, LAUCNHING!!!