March 19, 2023
There we go! Chapter 1 of Earthshine is complete! I'm glad I got this thing done. I'm going to take a bit of a break while I finish editing Chapter 2. No ETA on that though since I want to get Chapter 10 of my webcomic finished as well. While Earthshine is just beginning Star Trip is in the process of winding down, and I don't want to neglect that old project too much.
Thank you to everyone who has given my new long form project a chance, and if you've enjoyed it please consider subscribing to the RSS feed so you can get an immediate update on when it comes back again. Until then, have a lovely end of your winter and start to your spring (or end of your summer and start of your autumn if you are in the southern hemisphere)!
March 12, 2023
Whew it's been a little while. I had to take a bit of a pause from working on Earthshine because my day job had become demanding, but I'm back to upload what's left of Chapter 1 over the next week and a bit. I've also set up an RSS feed. I coded it myself from scratch and I'm very proud of it. I originally planned to only use it for story updates but I am also tempted to include news posts in it as well.
I'm very excited for all the things this webnovel project is teaching me, not just with prose writing but also coding. Thanks for sticking around while I get things in order!
January 29, 2023
Hello! Updates are back! I took a week off since I was travelling at the time and all my updates to this site are done manually. I had a good time out and about with friends. I got to hike a mountain in the snow, which was more fun than I had expected. Updates should resume at the usual rate of one chapter segment a week every Sunday until we get to the end of Chapter 1. I'm happy to be back.
Thanks for reading this. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
January 10, 2023
I probably should have made this news update when I announced the first update but oh well haha. I was a bit busy editing future updates and getting some art drawn for both it as well as Star Trip. But yeah, January 8, 2023 is Earthshine's birthday, woo! I was able to make a quick title logo, just to replace the kind of plain header I had up there in Arial. I might change it in the future, probably when I finish Book 1 and get everything compiled as an ebook. It works for now and I do like how it looks.
As proud as I am about what I have created here (very proud in fact), I don't want to make this feel like too big of a thing to the point that I get anxiety over working on it. I am still very excited though.
I hope to get an RSS feed set up that will only alert subscribers when a new page is posted and not when, say... I make any little tweak to the site, like changing a font or replacing an image file. Once I have something like that set up, readers should be able to keep up with updates without needing to follow my Tumblr or Mastodon accounts.
If you're reading this, thanks for checking out the news section! I hope you have a lovely day.
January 2, 2023
Well! I think this site is more or less set up! This is it! This is the beginning of my foray into writing an illustrated webnovel as well as web dev. I'm treating this as a tandem project between both mediums, since this site will be its own art process. I'm very excited for what's to come, and to see how I will learn and grow with both mediums.
To anyone reading I want express that this is a work in progress, even though I've made my first steps. The site will change as I figure out how I want it to look, but I intend to keep it easy to navigate. Thank you for stopping by!