|Posted by godaironin on June 6, 2010 at 3:32 PM|
Currently the second story is in beta reading phase, with one reader complete and two ongoing. I anticipate receiving all of the beta feedback by end of June and then will work on the final edits in July, with a target publish date of August 9. Like with the last story, I will roll it out chapter by chapter on the major fanfiction sites like FFO and Darkscribes.
There are two major hurdles to overcome still at this stage. One is the name. I named this story Redemption several months ago but when going to Darkscribes recently I saw another EVA story named "Redemption" and know that will cause a conflict. Therefore I'm searching for a new title. This is not an unsurmountable obstacle as the first story's title came after two previous name changes.
The second hurdle is a decision to either roll the story as a proper sequel, or append it to the original as a "Part II." The main reason for doing so is to ensure that there's context to newer readers, as if you haven't read Blue Rose you're not going to know what the hell is going on.
Also once the final draft is prepared I will begin to revise the website to post the second story. I anticipate that at least on this site the stories will be distincly different entities, which is the way I'd prefer it.
At some point I'm going to go and do an essay on EVA and why I write these things. I may do that as part of the "Writer's Notes" on Part II. I actually had done a lot of thinking on that issue in general so I'd expect to run that out this Summer after the final draft. Once I have feedback on the story from the major sites then I'll outline and start work on story #3.