Happy Holidays and a bit on Structure.

Happy holidays my readers! I’ve been busy on the baking and celebrating front (despite a small blip of tweaking my back again, ugh) but I’m officially on break from my classes I teach until Jan, so i thought i’d take a moment to say hi, and show you guys a little bit of the base structure behind WW:U3. (If my cat will let me, she’s literally trying to sit on my chest as i type this lol)


Anyways, so here’s the basic scene layout thus far for WW:U3, with each number being a ‘chapter’, with WC (word counts) and approx completion %s:


01 Precognition Class (done; 1,975 wc)

02 Decide plan for helping Illyan– A or B (done; 6,290 wc)

03 Surprise Party (done; 36,616 wc )

04 Recruit help for plan; Confront Jun (98% done; 26,561 wc)

04 Recruit Person A (done; 20,747wc );  Recruit Person B (done; 21,057 wc);  Recruit Person C (30% complete; 3,651 wc);  Recruit Person D (30% complete; 3,361 wc);

05 Next Step Plan A (10% done 1,303 wc);  Next Step Plan B (40% done 12,384wc)

06 Classroom Adventure (Bio) (intro 100% done; 12,075 wc for all bio scenes)

06 Bio_work Shelly (20% done); Bio_protest Umbrave (10% done); Bio-cut class with Umbrave(10% done); Bio-cut class with Kess (25% done); Bio cut-class Umbrave  and Kess (90% done)

07 Activity Class (plan B clue) (10% done; 658 wc)

08 Second Step Plan A (10% done; 1,509 wc); Second Step Plan B (10% done; 1000 wc)

This is what’s structured and ‘done’ for now– with most of the scenes being either completely done, or at least laid-out fully with just the actual writing to be filled in. After this, things get a bit more scattered, as I need to finish the structuring of the first two steps for the two Illyan plans before i can lay-out the rest of the steps, and then weave the other, non-plot integral scenes like the Past Life Regression with Sem and the Pranking Sem and at least one more classroom thing with Tele. and Energy Man. (i hope) in between. There’s at least two more steps for each plan (total of four), before moving into the climaxes. It’s my dearest hope that i’ll be able to take some time in the next week or so to actually make all the structured pieces, and thus finally finish the “skeleton'” for WW:U3 after all this time.


Hopefully, the latter half *should* look something like this:

09 Telepathy Class; Energy Manipulation Class

10 Third Step Plan A; Plan B

11 Prank Sem (50% done 5,986 wc)

12 Fourth Step Plan A; Plan B

13 Semryu Past Life Regression (50% done; 19458 wc)

14 Climaxes Plan A; Plan B

15 Epilogues (Climax fall out, academics and romances)


All told, the finished portions of WW:U3 already surpass the original game by about 50K words, and it’s still climbing. So far, WW:U3 has about 175k words while WW:U1 had approx 120K and WWU:2 was i think 130K. For comparison, the novel Tangled Paths was 170K, and Broken City was around 120k, and the third Tazu novel i’ve just submitted was 160K (pre-edits, it will probably come down). When complete, WW:U3 will be the largest CoG i’ve done, and i’m willing to bet the longest of the Way Walker stories I’ve ever written. S, i *am* working hard, but it’s just really, really long, lol. Part of this is because i really believe in giving strong replay-ability in my stories, and allowing the reader to have two vastly different plans to help Illyan matters to me.


Anyways, i hope you found this as interesting and helpful as it was for my mind to write it out ^_^


Have a good holiday my friends and i hope you all have love and joy!


J. Leigh

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