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8/4/2021, YouTube Ep10

Posted by J. P. Edgar on 4 August, 2021 at 18:15

Hey, everyone.  How's it going?

So I was working on episode 10 of the YouTube channel when, 85% through the episode, I noticed the recording software crashed.  All of the recording, the writing, and the work I've done was gone.  It was hard getting back into the recording when you've lost so much, especially when you wanted everything to be pseudo-live so people can see step-by-step and my thought process behind certain decisions.  Very disheartening.  But I decided to continue and do an "extended" episode.  Not sure if it's 60-minutes, but it's close enough.  Regardless of the misfortune, this has been a learning experience.  I'm hoping I remember the lesson to prevent something like that from happening again.

Also, earlier I did some quick math.  It takes me ~2 episodes to get a rough draft of a chapter, and I just finished chapter 3.  Using that as an average, using my 27-chapter (minus any prologue/epilogue) format, it'll take me 54 episodes to get the first draft done.  Oof.  A lot more than I originally thought.  But I started this project.  I'll see it to the end.

Doing these videos is also slower in my writing process.  Instead of writing what I think, I've been explaining what I've been thinking and why I'm going certain routes.  

All in all, this process has been an educational one.  And though I'm not a good artist by any means, I've been considering making a video on character designs.  Maybe use that as a catalyst for more shirt designs?  I don't know.  Still thinking about it.

More ridiculousness to come,


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