Happy New Year!
So a reader asked, 'how many more chapters do you plan on publishing? And what will we expect to see in later chapters?'
I still have a lot I'd like to tell. A lot more I'd like to explore with these characters and as time moves on and they change, so do the story options for them. It's kind of a living thing, writing is. After a while the characters themselves begin to tell you what they want to do and what direction they want you to take them towards. Honestly, it's one of the best things about writing.
This being the 7th chapter or Book, and each chapter is roughly 150 pages I can easily see 7 or more chapters taking us up to about 2000 posts. So basically almost half way there. The only real question in my mind is WHEN will I get there? Publishing a page a week does cut back on just how long that will take. But I have my health to consider as well as my crappy day job. and those factors tend to slow me down more than I want to. I promise though to post more often when I can.
As for what to expect for the future. Well, without giving too much away here goes....
Obviously the relationship between Beth and Emrys. And once we get over the initial 'glow' of a new love, diving deeper into what it takes to keep a loving relationship going. And then there is Stephanie which may add some wrinkles to the plot. I can go a couple of different directions with her so kinda seeing where it takes me. But she is a main character and I would like to flesh her out a bit more.
There is also Dave and Katie and that whole thing going on. But Dave has a major storyline beyond that I've been jumping in and out of as well. There is Jeff and Jojo, who are kind of up in the air right now so that needs to be settled as well. Some other plotlines are also Devon and Annabel, Mateo and Mia and their budding music career and Shannon and her reevaluating her life (as well as the hazards of dating apps.)
There are also some more major storylines I'd love to do that haven't been introduced yet. (or have but in sub plots that you may not have even caught)
I still would like to focus on what it's like to be in your twenties -lost but alive, which is pretty much the main theme of the comic. One thing is for certain, nothing stays the same forever. People change. Situations change. Life is a flowing river. You can only live in the moment because that moment will change and never be the same again. We've seen these characters as a snapshot in their twenties...but what happens when their twenties come to an end? I think that's the direction the comic is heading towards but that is still a little ways off. I will try to pick up the pace of the stories though. Especially if I'm only posting once a week for a while.
The short answer is I got lot's more to create with these wonderful characters. I'm very glad you are all coming along for the ride.