Wow. It's fairly damn incredible to look over my "library" here and see that I've completed my first full-length novel.
I've been hovering around the fandom, with only incomplete novels and two-bit erotic short stories under my belt, for a shocking amount of time. Having been writing since I was about twelve years old, I've begun many "novels."
I have not finished as many as I would like; that's why this means so much to me. It's not driving me forth to get drunk and celebrate wildly - by myself, most likely, since my involvement in the local furry community is non-existent. It's a subtle satisfaction, though nigh overwhelming regardless. Even though I can't claim it's over-and-done-with just yet: the compiled novel will still need to be edited one last time and formatted into a novel (just in case someone feels the desire to print it).
But for all intents and purposes, I have completed a novel of over 201,900 words. After years of delays, distractions and writing two other novels simultaneously... hell, I actually made pretty good time. Ahem.
At any rate. What's next, you ask?
Well, firstly I'll be doing that editing and formatting I just mentioned. After that, I've got my second story to finish up.
That would be Astray, a story that means rather a lot to me; if you haven't read it, but like anything else I've written, please give it a chance. You can find it here.
A sequel is queued up for Tai's Story. However, details are going to be kept secret for now. I have no intention of making it a crappy sequel, though it will be slightly different from the original. I don't intend to disappoint (then again, how many people plan on it?).
Considering making a document with supplemental, fun information about "TS", including information on a hypothetical soundtrack and some character bios. Basically just junk for "fans" (a word I still feel awkward using here). Can't give an estimated time to completion of it, because I'm not sure just how much detail I plan on writing for it.
I can't afford an artist to commission a front page or illustrations for Tai's Story, though I do admit it would be awesome to have them. Bugger.
Once again, thank you to everyone who helped me get through writing "TS" and get through my life as I did so. You're all awesome.
Every single comment means more to me than I can convey with mere words. In fact, the comments on the thirteenth chapter particularly are very hard to respond to individually. All I can say is, thank you all. I'm honored and glad to have entertained you thus, and that you feel as great an attachment (almost!) to the characters as I do.