Wednesday, November 30, 2011

grOw/stOry#14, well under way!

It's been quite a while since my last update. This is due to a number of factors, all contributing to a period of slow "grOw" progress. However, that is not to say little has been done. On the contrary, quite a bit of work has been made to the upcoming grOw/stOry #14 — originally named "Sorority Boobfest" — in the past few weeks.

A combination of "real life work", holidays, a little "writer's block", as well as just "real life" all combined into a maelstrom of forces that dealt me a blow. It is very difficult to turn on the "creativity" when there is a lot of stress in your life. This made the ongoing rewriting of the stOry a true chore.

However, I trudged my way through it all, gathering my resolve and reinvigorating my creative juices.  I have finished the initial draft of the rewrite, which now totals at about 24,700 words.  I will still be reworking some of the scenes, as well as adding some more details that were forgotten. However, this is where I needed to be to get the drawings started. And, in the last 2 days, I've made a herculean effort and have completed 13 of the pencil drawings. The story is long enough, and "juicy" enough, that I may well go beyond the normal 13-16 drawings in the typical grOw/stOry. How many, is still up in the air.

Enjoy the first pencil preview. I hope to start posting a few color previews in the next 2 weeks. Unfortunately, it is hard to say at this point when the release can be expected, and the chance of a December release is slim. But you never know!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Small progress update...

As I make my way through the list of 24 former EL Publications' Titanic Tit Tales ("TTT") stories, it is becoming increasingly more important to rework these original creations into something more before re-releasing them as grOw/stOries. The better E.L. TTT's were published first, and the lesser ones coming later. Not to say all the later stOries were originally bad in TTT form; some were just missing that edge that brought it up to date.

I am continuing the rewriting of the next grOw/stOry, which is based on the E.L. TTT release, "Sorority Boobfest." I am nearly done with the initial writing, which has brought the 10,500 word story up to nearly 20,000 and will probably go beyond when I am done. After the initial writing, there is, of course, reviewing, recrafting, and down right proofreading of the text before it is ready for prime time. This release will be more than 99.5% rewritten from scratch using the original as pure framework with numerous changes.

However, this grOw/stOry is taking longer to get out the door than I had hoped. As explained in the first paragraph above, I want to make sure the release if up to snuff before it goes out the door. The first few stOries were released "as is", with hardly any changes to the original text. However, between having gone through what I think are the better of the E.L. TTT's already, plus an "evolving" of the BE community over the past few years, these releases require a little more crafting.

Stay tuned!