jonwrivera

Good afternoon everyone! Hope life is treating you as well as it can given these insane times we live in.
          	
          	Like I posted the other day, I did a quick turnaround on the latest chapter of Tibby so please definitely check that out.
          	
          	I haven't worked on The Divine Machine recently because of my efforts to turn the first chapter into a webtoon. Once I complete the first chapter, I'll go back and make sure I continue with the novel version. I would like both of them to sit side by side even if the graphic version is not a one-to-one translation.
          	
          	I've also been doing a lot of work on The Doormaker, and it's shaping up nicely. My ultimate goal is to get part one complete enough to stand on its own without requiring the second half of the book because it was just getting way too long. Part two would be something that can also stand on its own as a companion piece.
          	
          	Anyway, that's what I've been up to lately. again I hope everything is going well for everyone!

ranixhan

you too!!
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jonwrivera

Good afternoon everyone! Hope life is treating you as well as it can given these insane times we live in.
          
          Like I posted the other day, I did a quick turnaround on the latest chapter of Tibby so please definitely check that out.
          
          I haven't worked on The Divine Machine recently because of my efforts to turn the first chapter into a webtoon. Once I complete the first chapter, I'll go back and make sure I continue with the novel version. I would like both of them to sit side by side even if the graphic version is not a one-to-one translation.
          
          I've also been doing a lot of work on The Doormaker, and it's shaping up nicely. My ultimate goal is to get part one complete enough to stand on its own without requiring the second half of the book because it was just getting way too long. Part two would be something that can also stand on its own as a companion piece.
          
          Anyway, that's what I've been up to lately. again I hope everything is going well for everyone!

ranixhan

you too!!
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jonwrivera

Chapter 11 of The Adventures of Tibby has been posted, and boy, what a doozy. I promise I won't let the end of this chapter sit too long without follow-up (don't tase me bro)!
          
          Also, I've been hard at work on something outside of Wattpad. Along with editing The Doormaker I started converting The Divine Machine into a webcomic. You can find it on Webtoon here - https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/the-divine-machine/list?title_no=428592. If that link doesn't work, just search for my author name "jwrcreative" and it should come right up. I'd love it if you took a look and let me know what you think. The first episode isn't all of TDM's first chapter, but I am hard at work on the second episode.
          
          And yes, I'm still editing/revamping The Doormaker on top of that. So many projects, so little time :)

jonwrivera

Hey all!
          
          I have the next chapters of Tibby and The Divine Machine almost done. Tibby will likely be done first and TDM will follow. My hope is to have both out by midweek.
          
          I just wanted to give an update since its been a long while since I've posted. Quarantine and work got me loopy with stress, but I'm working through it. I've also been trying to practice drawing more - I have several new images up on Instagram if you're interested in that sort of thing. 
          
          Anyway, hope everyone is healthy and safe and continues to stay that way. I'll shoot out another announce once chapters are up.

jonwrivera

It's almost Friday!!!
          
          I published a new chapter of The Divine Machine today.
          
          I also published a short story based on an anime contest prompt. Since the contest is open until the end of the month, I'm going to sit on the story for a bit and see how it grows on me. If you're interesting in checking it out, its called Zizi and can be found on m profile.
          
          Thanks for the support everyone!

jonwrivera

*my profile. I hate typos...
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jonwrivera

What's this, I finally posted something???
          
          A new chapter of The Adventures of Tibby is out!!!!
          
          In other news, I've had so much going on in my personal life that I totally forgot to re-submit my ONC to the 2nd round. It's a downer, to be sure, but life goes on :)

gkcat315

@jonwrivera YESSSS A NEW UPDATE!! Good luck!
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jonwrivera

A while has passed since I've posted an update, either for a story or just in general. Sorry about that!
          
          It's been a bit of a stressful time for me, outside of the craziness going on in the world right now. I've been trying to take some time to work on myself and get my house in order. I've had a small measure of success, but it's a work in progress.
          
          The big thing is that it's clearly had an impact on my motivation and capability to write. I've had the time here and there, but the words haven't been flowing.
          
          The good news is that I feel like the motivation is returning. At the least the desire is. I've been working on a book not posted here anymore, making some updates and edits to it. I plan to work on Tibby this week, as well as The Divine Machine.
          
          I hope everyone is doing well. Be safe and be kind. Kindness is especially important right now, and not just towards others. You have to remember to be kind to yourself as well ^_^

jonwrivera

awww, thanks @gkcat315! I appreciate you.
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gkcat315

@jonwrivera I hope everything goes well for you this week! Hang in there :)
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jonwrivera

Chapter 5 of my ONC entry We Need to Talk is now live! I think there are probably about 3 chapters remaining (unless a new idea pops into my head).
          
          I hope to write another chapter for Tibby and also work on The Divine Machine this weekend. If I can knock out chapters for both, I'll be super happy.
          
          I hope everyone is staying as safe, healthy, and positive as they can be during these trying times. It's at moments like these that I'm reminded that, although the internet can be a pretty toxic place, in can also be a space where we come together and lift each other up. Be well and stay well my friends ^_^

jonwrivera

Aww, thanks, you too!
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Krippy93

@ jonwrivera  oh wow! Congratz! Hope you'll pass the second round too, then! ♥️
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jonwrivera

@krippy93 yeah lol. My chapters are usually between 2000 and 2500 words :-)
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jonwrivera

We Need to Talk made it through round 1 of the ONC!
          
          I'm stoked. I should probably stop neglecting the story now lol. 

jonwrivera

You'll get there!
            
            I definitely front loaded so I think I have that already. I'm more concerned about hitting the 20,000 mark since I'm more than halfway through the story I wanted to tell and not close to that number :-\
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Krippy93

@jonwrivera Congratz!! Now to the 8k, right? I think that milestone will be even harder to reach xD
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