Note to Team Hatoful: I should mostly be available this weekend as usual.
There is a chance that my aunt will be calling me sometime this weekend to discuss my novel (as I've sent it to her for feedback.) You know, the aunt who (along with my grandmother) is a published author with a ton of books under her belt? That one.
She was supposed to get back to me like two weeks ago, but it fell through because she's been super busy trying to pin down the negotiations and such because apparently they want to adapt one of her works into a YouTube series. She claims she'll try again this weekend. Meanwhile, that sentence alone should tell you:
1) What a big deal she is and how weighty her opinion is, both as far as her knowing a thing or two about how to write a good novel and her knowing a thing or two about how to get it published it once it's written, and
2) The unlikelihood she's actually going to call (she's not flaky or anything, she's just that busy) and therefore how insane I would have to be to blow it off or reschedule or anything if she actually does. This could be my only chance.
So, yeah. I don't have a time frame on when she'll call; I honestly don't even know if she'll call this weekend. However, if she happens to call in the middle of our Hato-ing, I'm taking it. I'm sorry, you know I love you guys, and hopefully you can bring a backup game to switch to or something if I drop out on you, but I will not turn down the opportunity to get personal one-on-one feedback and advice from a successful professional. Sorry. I really hope you understand.
This is all kind of a just-in-case scenario anyway, though; this is all assuming she even calls at all, let alone during that exact time span. If she doesn't, then obviously we're fine and I can participate as normal. And really, I honestly do not expect such a collision to occur. I just ... wanted to get that out there, I guess. Just in case.
Oh, speaking of novel stuff, while we're on the subject: remember the character bust portraits that Corvus Fae drew? (http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2888080/ and http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2888088/) Those who have actually read the novel should recognize those as the illustrations preceding each character's chapter. Anyway, she's redoing the entire set, plus adding a ninth one of me, Teo, the woodrat, to put in front of the out-of-character afterword bit wherein I thank everyone and such. Here are the first two new ones!