July's been pretty busy for me and still... I haven't gotten much done. Still working on a Polaris special edition for Dui's true ending. As you may (or may not) know from the previous Polaris: The Demon General and the General Practitioner, one of the routes allows the reader/MC/Bao Lai to end up with Dui. However, Bao Lai's emotional connection to Hu is forever unbreakable so it didn't feel right that she could just give up her childhood friend and former lover for Dui in a romantic sense. Not right away, at least. Although, Dui being her former childhood rival also forms a strong bond too but when she left with Dui at the end of the last book, they were, more or less, very close friends.
This special edition will occur months after the first and will transition their relationship. It's not a gushy type novel where they would dote on each other because I don't think it's fair to Dui who's had to stand by as a second string character in the first book while Bao Lai's heart was always on Hu. Dui deserves more respect than that.
Of course, with another story, comes another conflict. This time, the old wars threaten to return. As to not give too much away, it's mainly about demons and demon slayers. Problem is, I don't know how to end the conflict and have pretty much been stuck on it for months. Plus I don't think Bao Lai is getting enough face time with the guys and there's not enough background story about her time with Dui after leaving An. I'm really hoping to break through this corner I've written myself into... maybe August will be the month!
I'm a little concerned about drawing the CG. Dui's hair is so-o-o-o-o complicated. Maybe I'll give him a different hairstyle, after all, he was bound to cut his hair six months after leaving An or have it grow extra long. Also, this book will be different from the others in that, you don't get choices. That's my idea for now anyway. I was thinking, what happens if Bao Lai/reader could have another chance to choose between Dui and Bai Hu? This book would be a big middle finger to Dui if the MC chooses Hu. Didn't want that.
Secretly, if I could choose between the two in real life, I think I'd choose Dui. Don't tell Hu that. ;)
That's all I have for now.
Until next time!