Apologies for the 18 month hiatus ladies and gents.
I’ll be totally honest, after all of the drama around relocating the story to here and by the time I’d finished, I’d lost all motivation to continue with it. 🙁 I think I burned myself out, with the massive spurt of productivity in getting so many words written in such a short space of time, and then the rather unpleasant direction that things went, coupled with the long and protracted process of getting the story here, I was done. At that point, I just couldn’t find any inspiration to get going again, and was almost happy to just let it die like so many other great amateur works of fiction. Almost, but not quite…I couldn’t totally let go, so kept it here and just ignored it for a while.
Last week, I’ve no idea why, but I randomly decided to add a couple more chapters to one of the forums where I’d started to syndicate it – and off the back of that I was contacted by somebody who’d followed the link here and read the story from beginning to end, providing me with masses of valuable feedback in the process. I won’t out them, although they’re of course free to do so themselves in the comments, however they’re a very talented author themselves and I’ve read and enjoyed a great deal of their work long before I began writing this myself, so that probably played a big part in motivating me to give it another go – if they liked my style of writing (even if they were brutally honest in their feedback and criticism – which I appreciate!) then maybe it’s not a lost cause after all.
I suspect it will be a slow burn this time around, but then who knows, I may get the bug again. 😉
I’ve also been made aware that there are some issues with the text to speech engine, which may mean that audio versions of these new chapters aren’t available immediately. I’m working on it, well trying to figure it out at any rate, and will update if/when it’s sorted.
Now, watch this space for more new content. 🙂
Thanks for sticking with me. P x3
Audio Version of Chapter