Finally, finally updated my Sonic magnus opus, Secret Affair, and it was a good while coming. The last update was back in August, which is nearly going on about eight months. But I suppose that must seem like a pinch considering that it took me four years to update the story prior.
Yeah, four years. Work, school issues, and just the feeling of fuck-it-all if I did have a spare moment to type. But I powered through it slowly, and the story is very much towards the end now. I announced in the author's notes that there are three more chapters to this story. The four year hiatus has given me and the co-author time enough to smooth out and streamline the story where previously planned chapters might be condensed into one.
I also made the Chapter 20 something of a stand alone conclusion in the event that I decided not to continue with the story. Owe the folks reading that much of a satisfactory ending, but after four years, I feel I owe it to them to finish. I also feel I owe it to myself to finish, for two reasons. The first reason being that I've already placed a lot of time, effort, and love into the fanfic itself. Leaving it unfinished seems like a slap in the face to aforementioned.
Secondly, I want to start working on other stories without the guilt of leaving this one unfinished. I have so many ideas coursing through my head, but at the end I always remember that I still have this one to finish. Especially now that I have an Inkbunny account - a lot of the stuff I want to work on is adult-oriented Sonic stuff. I want to explore and expand into that area as I've barely scraped the surface with Secret Affair.