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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 them, 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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laazikaat
Oct. 28th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
RL sucks big time doesn't it? I sometimes think it will take some kind of major accident that puts me in a hospital bed for months that will be the only way I get the time to catch up with all my fandom interests properly.

It's a shame how fandom has to take a back seat to more important things happening in RL, but it can't be helped. That's why it's called Real Life I suppose. ((((((hugs)))))
flufshepherd
Nov. 1st, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for understanding! When I went on hiatus all those years ago, it was because I believed that fandom had taken over my life, and that I wasn't letting myself have an RL because of it. I'm glad to say that I certainly fixed that problem, but I sometimes miss fandom, and I always miss all the lovely people within it.

*hugs back*
laazikaat
Nov. 1st, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, years ago I spent time on a fandom postboard centered around JM's band GoTR. There was a delightful lady who did all our site's coding, we all loved her dearly, she was amazing and spent hours and hours getting everything working perfectly for us.
Then one day she told us her husband of many years had decided to end their marriage.
I always feel that all those hours tapping away on her computor while he sat neglected had to have at least contributed, and I'm very careful to try mot to make my hubby feel that way.
We all have to have a life apart from the computor.
loverelapse
Oct. 28th, 2011 08:20 am (UTC)
I caught up with this story after years of not reading it, and I remember all the feelings and attachment I had to it, and it's nice to know that you're still aware of it somehow and it's strange to see this update, I'll admit, but what can you do? Life is life, regardless. If noting else, you created a wonderful story that I, guess, can just be left to every individual reader's imagination. Thank you for this update.
flufshepherd
Nov. 1st, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
I've gotten connected to so many abandoned WIPs so I know exactly how you feel, and I feel awful about being the cause of it. The very first S/X story I read was a WIP that has not been updated to this day. I even re-read it recently because it was that powerful to me.

I hope someday I can finish this story and get rid of one of the many orphaned WIPs floating out there in the vast. Thanks for your understanding.
kitty_poker1
Oct. 31st, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

Real life caught up with both of us, and not a lot can be done. If you finish the writing, I'll finish the betaing, but we've both moved on.

We remember it, very fondly, no matter what happens. *more hugs*
flufshepherd
Nov. 1st, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
*hugs tight*

So lovely to hear from you. I hope everything has been well with you. I know that "RL catching up" can often mean lots of stress and bad news, and I so hope that's not the case with you.

Good to know you're still on board this stalled ship. Perhaps some day we can get some closure on this thing.

*all the hugs*
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