My six week buffer has about two weeks left, so it's about time I got back into putting out the final storyline of 2011. I'm sort of torn though, because I have the space in the calendar set to have it run for 10 strips like my regular plot arcs do, but I wouldn't mind extending it. Also... if it stretches to 20, that will finish the year at 1100 strips. A nice finish before Christmas. Mind you... that would also mean I'd have to update five times a week over the last four weeks of planned regular strips. I'll think hard about it over this week, but I have school reports to write for 120 kids at the same time too!
BUT... plotwise, yep. I still have several themes running around through my head that I'm moving towards. These were all sort of born well before I reached 1000 strips, but then I had that current major plot to work through, so everything else was sort of penciled in as 'these will probably happen somewhere between 1050 and 1300... so... I have about 200 strips left to fit them all in...
That, or some of them will possibly not appear until I get to about 1500!
Let's see... the billabong that appeared after the winter rains will stay where it is and feature in a storyline with the younger kids, possibly bringing in a new character, but I know that will take about two or three arcs in itself to eventuate.
Chastity and Wendy, the spirit, are involved currently in their first major storyline together, which is about to develop with this final story of the year... which will then bring in Grace later on in some point, so there's that thread too...
The main boys have a story or two lined up for them whenever it's best to fit it in, so there's another 10 - 20 strips... add in a few storylines to feature the rest of the cast, and I think I've got more than enough to work on, throwing in a few 'random' plots to break up my main set pieces.
I... could be at these themes for the next three years... gawd!