New Naming

Hey everyone, I just want to give you a heads up of a slight change. My main series will still be called Earth 2, but each of the seasons will have its own name. Season One is now ‘Origins’ and Season Two will be ‘Trials’. I will update the table of contents accordingly. I currently have no plans to go through and change all of the titles of Season One’s blog posts. They are all currently in the format of “Earth 2: Part X”, but I will refer to them as a collective as ‘Origins’. Season Two, however, will be named in the format of “Trials: Part X”.

Season 2: Official Release Date

Hey everyone! I’ve mentioned this on my twitter, but I also want to put it here. I have an official release date for Season 2: this Friday! I am almost done editing, and I will have it finished, short of me getting sick. I do appreciate your patience with me getting my shit together on this. As a thanks, as you’ve probably noticed, I’m uploading every day until this Friday!

I am also considering uploading more frequently for as long as tons of people are on quarantine, but every day is a bit much. I will see what I’m able to do.

Season 2, Corona Virus, and Corn

Hey, everyone! I imagine at this point, if you’re familiar with my blog, you are expecting a post delaying season 2. Well, jokes on you, I’m on track to start uploading late March! I’m in the editing process right now, and it’s looking pretty good!

This is where we get into the second topic of today’s post, the Corona Virus. Please be sure to stay informed, wash your hands, and follow whatever protocol applies to you. I hope you all stay safe. I am currently in good health, and both college and public school have moved to online for the immediate future, so I have lots of time off. That being the case for me, I imagine it is also the case for many of you.

That brings us to the third and final topic, corn. I will be uploading a short story that I’ve had for a while, over the next few days. I hope you will like it, and I hope you all read it. As far as what that has to do with corn, well I guess you’ll just have to read it now, won’t you?

Stay safe and have a happy apocolypse,

CJAWorks

 

(Art credit: Me)

Season 2: Actually Happening

Hey, everyone! I bet you were expecting to never hear from me again, right? Wrong! I’m back, I have a writing schedule, and school is easy again. I’ve got the first draft of season two completed. I expect to have it ready to upload by late March. I probably won’t do an annoncement to drum up attention, so just keep an eye out for it.

I hope you’ve all been well, and I definitely appreciate you reading this, and any of my other stuff I’ve written. If you’re coming in new to this, I hope you’ll read some of my older stuff. I have (in my own opinion at least) improved greatly, but I still look fondly on my old stuff.

Just wanted to do a short update, that’s all I had to say. I hope you’ll join me in March(ish) for season 2!

Surprise blog post about Netflix

Netflix’s selection is getting worse. You’ve noticed it, I’ve noticed it, we’ve all noticed it. This is the same for whatever other platforms you may choose to use. I have a calculus test in like 30 minutes, so I’m not gonna do some super long blog post about it, but you should really please take the time to watch this video. Heck, to give you some incentive, if you comment that you watched this, with maybe just some brief summary, I’ll follow your blog.

Now for my old people that are still following, I’m not back. Sorry. I’m about to take organic chemistry 1 and 2 this summer, so I won’t be back for a bit, if I do come back that is. At this point, it’s looking like I will, but I just need some time.

Thanks for reading, if this gets any attention, I’ll do a longer blog post about it. Love you lots, and have a wonderful week.

 

Hiatus

Hello, everyone. Sorry if you were expecting a real post. I just thought it would be fitting to do this on a Friday at noon. While it’s been a blast to run this blog for the last year, I think it’s time to take an actual break. Not sure how long this break will last. It’ll be long enough to build up an adequete backlog at my own pace, or possibly just indefinite. I might upload short stories and the like through the hiatus, but I make no promise on schedule. I think season one is a more than adequete ending for the series, if you feel you need such. If there is sufficient demand, I might write a new epilogue that ties things together rather than exposes loose ends.

Personally, if I had followed a blog this far, only to have it I’d want some kind of explanation, so I will do my best to provide one.

Firstly, season 2 has honestly been really hard to write. The ideas aren’t flowing like they used to, and I wasn’t able to work up any real backlog. I’m excited about broad ideas and characters, so I might come back to it, but I think I need to let this project cool off for a while.

Secondly, I’m in school. Without a backlog like I had before, it would be really tough on me to keep up with an upload schedule frequent enough for me to find it worth doing. On top of that, roundabouts mid season and onwards, my school schedules going to get way crazier. If I’m not feeling it, I won’t find time for it, and would inevitably sputter out mid season. I think that ending it at season one, if it comes to ending it, would be more satisfying than being halfway through a new season.

Lastly, views. Don’t take this as begging for more views, or accusing you of anything. I am owed nothing, I myself have had trouble keeping up with reading serials. However, honestly, basically nobody is reading. Now when I started this, I wanted to just have 5 people regularly reading my stuff, but I don’t even really have that anymore. If I felt like someone cared, I would be more hesitant about taking a break. However, given viewership, I have difficulty believing anyone does. If you honestly care, let me know. If sufficient demand is kicked up, the hiatus will likely be brief. Once again, not begging for likes, views, or sympathy.

Now, if you are interested or concerned in what will happen to the blog during the hiatus, it will stay up. I’m really proud of what I did, and have no intention to take it down. I might decide to drop the premium plan, or I might not. That’s something for me to think on during the hiatus. I very well might just throw some random short stories on here, as stated earlier. If you’re currently following, and actually like my stuff, probably worth staying that way in case. Additionally, not to keep plugging my twitter, but I plan to remain as active as I’ve ever been on there, if you would like to keep up with me.

Thanks for all of the words you’ve read of mine, and for being with me through my first completed project (I’m willing to call season 1 a completed project). I hope I’ll see you all again one day.

Looking Forwards

Hello all! This is the previously mentioned blog post, discussing things to come. Firstly, I just want to thank everyone for reading and sticking with me. 49 is a lot of posts, and 36,000 is a lot of words.

In regards to Earth 2, I’ve decided I will structure the plot in ‘seasons’, like a TV show. Season 1 will have its finale on part 50, and I’m planning on taking a short break between. This break will be 1 month, and during it, I will still be uploading every Friday at noon. I will upload some one-offs, an epilogue, and maybe some other miscellaneous things. I plan to use the break to plan and build a backlog of posts for season 2.

Season 2 will be a continuation of the current story, much like you would expect from a TV show. It will have about 50 parts, but the parts will be longer.

Now, big announcement time. Not really, but it was fun to say. Little announcement: I am working on a full length novel! This will take place in a completely different world to Earth 2, with completely different characters. I’ll have more details when I’m a bit closer to being finished. If you’re curious, this will not affect the serial.

With regards to Season 1’s posts, I am hoping to conglomerate it into a novelette. I am as of yet unsure if I will be able to do that, but I’ll look into it. Regardless, as of right now, I don’t intend to do much editing on Season 1, so they’ll likely stay how they are. Let it serve as a barometer of my improvement as a writer.

I intend to write another summary for parts 26-50, once they’re completed, like how I did for parts 1-25. I also plan to go through, and mark some of my posts that stand particularly well on their own, so as to provide a better taste of my writing style, without the requirement of reading 50 parts.

Now, with all of that being said, thank you so much for all of your support. This blog has really grown, and I’m super proud of it. I really can’t thank you enough for reading.

Have a good weekend, and remember, the finale is next Friday, January 18th.