Wellllll gosh Zhiro, that’s a bit awkward, but unfortunately you don’t know why. However, we can be assured that Kali will save up a great big “I told you so” just for you. She’s a generous soul, that way.
Actions that could probably be considered Dream Eater Schemes include confronting the Keepers and writing the letter that declared Zhiro banished. Oh! And possibly being snarky at Mizha. Does that count as a scheme? Or is being snarky more of just a pastime? Where do mustaches fall on the Scheme spectrum?
After all the buildings and structures of Kuzopa, I’m enjoying the organic landscapes of this chapter very much! It’s nice to be drawing mountains and trees and rocks and so on. Ah! Dirt! Who knew I’d miss you so much?
Last week I was in a drawing frenzy. All of June was taken up going from one convention to another, and that completely kills my ability to create. So I think I had a lot of pent-up creativity that needed to get out. I am happy to say that the last page of chapter 12 is now inked and in the queue to be colored! Chapter 12 will be 43 pages long, returning us to the “normal” LeyLines chapter size. I’ve been brainstorming for chapter 13, but for some reason I really struggle to write script for the next chapter when I haven’t finished drawing the one before it. It’s a rather strange creative quirk! There’s a weird nervousness about drawing everything first. As though my brain isn’t ready to get into Writing Mode until I know for sure the chapter I’m illustrating is 100% stable. Even though it would probably be more efficient to write and draw simultaneously.
Although I did work on the script for a vignette. I’m thinking of doing little shorts, to keep up with how things are progressing in Kuzopa with Una and Pakku and the rest of that cast, in between chapters with our main cast. My friend Eric, of Snow by Night, does this and it seems like an interesting idea. I think part of why chapter 11 sprawled so much was because there was a lot in that plot-line that had been left unaddressed. So my current thought under consideration would be to have short, 10-15 page vignettes in between each chapter. That way we could check in without having a huge gap between main-cast chapters. What do you think?