Just wanted to point out that I am still alive and still writing. Astray's final chapter is sitting at about 16,000 words, and I'm still working on it. I have a few things to say about it though.
First of all, this story means a lot to me. It isn't perfect, but it means a shitload to me, and I'm not just writing it for myself, either. The final chapter is going to be big, and I'm working on it as fast as I can. At the moment, I do not have much in my life to distract me, so I'm writing as much as possible. That is good, because...
Second. I don't know for a fact if this is going to happen, but: in roughly 2 months time, I might find myself indisposed for 3 months or more.
It might not happen at all, but it does mean that I have to finish the most important story I've ever written with this time-limit on my head, other things to do in those 2 months, and a lot of pressure.
Don't ask what it is, because it might not happen. I'll hopefully know pretty soon.
Thirdly, I've gotta be honest about something here.
Some of you are aware I have a third major story that (hilariously) is still online on other websites. I've already explained one reason why I don't maintain it at the moment on SoFurry and InkBunny. Basically, it doesn't reflect my current abilities as an author - Tai's Story doesn't either, but it is still much more recent and I made the effort to upgrade the earlier chapters. "SdY" hasn't gone through that process, so I basically think it's kinda crap.
But there's another reason, I admit. To be blunt about it, I don't want to keep writing about child abuse. With Nick from Astray, I'm trying to get into the mind of a child who experienced it long ago. Jeremy from SdY is even more disturbing to write.
I still flick through it occasionally, so I don't think I'm ready to abandon it yet, but if I'm going to make myself write about these sorts of things, I'm going to take it one story at a time, I think.
I just felt that I owed fans of that story, the whole four or five of ya, the truth about it.
6 years, 10 months ago
28 Jan 2012 08:03 CET