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Hiatus

I'm not sure if anyone's noticed, but I have been very inactive on LJ lately. I haven't been posting (what's new?) and I haven't been replying to journal entries I'd normally reply to. I apologize if I've missed anything important, and haven't been there to provide support or anything.

I've been trying to redirect my life as of late. I am, by nature, a hermit. I don't often socialize, leaving me to spend most of my time on the internet/LJ. Lately, I've been trying to change that. I'm extending my social network, while also working hard academically. Together, these leave me very little time for internets, causing me to neglect you guys.

I am really sorry if I've missed anything important, but I really need this. I love you all, and consider you guys my friends, but the ratio of time spent in NL versus RL was getting unhealthy.

So this is me, announcing my hiatus.

Does this mean SR has been abandoned? Not at all. Will I be posting the next chapter soon? In all likelihood, probably not.

Will I be reading your posts? Yes and no. I may occasionally pop onto LJ, and go through your individual pages, instead of friends' paging it. I'll probably be skipping fic, just because of time. Will I be commenting? Not really. I may occasionally, but please don't be offended if you don't receive one from me.

I AM contactable, though. If you'd like my e-mail address (the one I check more frequently than flufshepherd@yahoo.com) just ask and I'll give. E-mail conversations are super-duper, and don't take as much time out of my life than LJ does.

Thank you for understanding.

THIS JOURNAL IS NOW ON HIATUS

Comments

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kitty_poker1
Aug. 28th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
*hugs* It sounds as if you're taking a wise course, hon. NL is a fun hobby, but a hobby is all it is. It shouldn't overtake RL, especially school and socialising, in importance.

Feel free to write any time and let me know how you're getting on. I can't promise to reply immediately, because I'm only online a few days a week myself, but it'd be great to hear from you.

Your decision is a healthy one and I, for one, fully support it.
flufshepherd
Aug. 29th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks for understanding and supporting. I think I was using NL as a way to pretend that everything was okay. Now I'm not oging to give myself that option.

I understand. Also, if something important is going on in your life, I don't want to miss being there, so you can e-mail me any time, as well.
phase58
Nov. 30th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
I can quite understand that you are trying to get a life. That sounds bad, but I didn't mean it badly. Left to my own devices I too would spend all day everyday on my laptop either reading or writing spander, which is quite sad. Luckily I have distractions like work and family and looking after the cats and the house, and speaking of which I was sorry to hear about your cat, my baby is currently laid infront of the fire. I do hope that one day you will finish SR as i thought it was a great fic. I read it all at one go - with a nights sleep in between - and was really miffed when I found it was a WIP.
Thanks again for such a good and different fic and i look forward in the future (hopefully)to reading the last chapters.
flufshepherd
Nov. 30th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
I'm really glad you liked SR that much. Don't worry - I know the frustration of reading a fic and finding it unfinished. This is not an abandoned fic, though. I can't promise, but I am hoping to work on SR over the holidays.

Thanks for reading, responding, and understanding!
(Anonymous)
May. 5th, 2011 06:28 am (UTC)
Great stories
I appreciate that you needed to give up writing so much to live your life and I know that theres a good chance you'll never read this, but on the off chance, I wanted you to know that I really enjoyed reading what there was of Sour Revenge, and if you ever finish it, I'd love to know what happens.
flufshepherd
Oct. 27th, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Great stories
Hey there,

I recently checked this old e-mail, which has fallen to viruses and spambots and almost over-looked this email. I'm glad I didn't; even though it's been years, it's still nice to hear positive feedback.

I'm very glad you enjoyed SR. I've thought about it a lot since I went on hiatus, often considering putting it up for adoption - letting somebody know what my plans were for it, and letting them take it up. Sometimes I considered just sitting down one day and finishing it myself. I always feel bad when I consider how it's become one of these "eternal WIPs." But then, when I decide to write it, I always feel guilty that I'm not working on any of my other original works, which may some day have their own futures.

My writing style has evolved over the years and I am constantly curious to see how that would manifest in fanfiction writing. I hope some day I get over my guilt and find out, both for my sake and for my readers' (I say, as if I haven't lost all of my following).

I suppose this rant doesn't have much of a conclusion. I can't promise that I'll ever finish any of my WIPs, if that's what you are looking for. But I do feel obligated to let you know that I've never forgotten about it, and I spend a great deal of time contemplating it. If I do finish it, I doubt it will happen soon. I have an extremely busy year ahead of me, and even if I wanted to step out of my hiatus and resume where I left off, I wouldn't have the time. I'm sorry I can't offer anything more than that right now, and I hope you understand. If I come back, I look forward to finishing up that story for myself, you, and anyone else who waited. You all deserve it.
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