Hello, everybody. I have some news.
I've finished Sal's rout (without its editing).
I noticed when reading it over however, that the pacing is still too fast and unnatural. I thought that a nice way to potentially remedy this... would be to tell the story out loud and record it: telling the story scene by scene without looking at the actual text, keeping all the necessary plot points that each scene covers. Then, write it down and edit it. Hopefully that would result in everything being more true to life and characters seeming more human.
I've only done this with one scene so far but I'd say it has improved it, so I'm planning on doing/redoing more scenes this way.
In addition to this, I'm thinking about putting more time/days between important events. Not to draw things out to frustrating extents or anything, but to help immerse readers rather than rushing them from plot-point to plot-point.
Lastly, I'd like to give you my current word count according to this act's Ren'Py lint, since I haven't done that for a while. The current word count at the time of this post is 73,829 words. It's a fairly high word count from what I understand, and it will of course go up as I keep working on and
adding to it.
Anyway, I just wanted to share this with you all.
I'll see you next time. :)