By the time I finish Totally Modern Jim I will have written a post pretty much every day for two months. It’s taking a major toll on me, not going to lie.
And we all know July and Christmas in July will be here soon enough and I know most of you look forward to that.
So…in June it’s going to be Flash Fic Fridays only (the only exception being J’s birthday). Sorry it’s gotta be that way.
Besides in June (at the end) M, sister and I are going to Morro Bay for a few days R and R.
Somehow I have to fit other updates in there too. I need to finish a couple other fics soon as I am getting a bit overwhelmed with my own pressure. And yes I pressure myself.
Let me tell you what I do NOT want to be. I followed a published writer for a number of years. I loved her work from the first story I read of hers and bought every story she wrote. Read them multiple times. She was the type who wrote a series, meaning you’d get couple A’s story in the first book, couple B’s in the next, couple C in the next and so on. I loved all her inter-related stuff and lots of others did too. She was always a bit “flighty” or “eccentric” and at one point she had promised story sequels that never materialized. She announced after one of her publishers went out of business that she was done and would never write those promised stories. Then last year she came back again, wrote a few of those “promised” stories and swore she was going to finish the story most of her readers wanted the most (not me, I preferred another story she had promised to write and it too was in the “queue” never to be written) I got excited again. Bought the stories I had missed and eagerly waited for the others. I checked her site a few days back and once more she has announced she doesn’t intend to EVER write those stories, and too bad so sad.
I do NOT want to be that person. I will never ever write a new story again before I will not finish those that are WIPS. I promise you the stories currently running will be finished. After that, I may quit. Honestly. But we will see. But not before they are all done.
Anyway, this is mostly to say, yes June will be light in flashes but not entirely bereft and I know that will be all right with all of you.
May 9, 2022 at 7:45 pm
Of course it will be alright.
To quit, you have to be SERIOUSLY sick of it. Not tired. Sick of it.
Because if not, you just miss it too much.
Especially someone like you who has written so much, literally millions of words and hundreds of fics for a full decade.
You don’t have to write for Christmas in July. Just a few for fun.
You don’t hafta write for my birthday – just link to one you’ve already written for it and we’ll all enjoy it just as much.
We’d all rather have not nearly as much as none at all!!!
May 9, 2022 at 7:48 pm
Plus you’ve been reading mine, which is long and trashy and excessively wordy. That’d exhaust ANYBODY. But I finished it tonight! You don’t have to face that again! LOL
May 9, 2022 at 8:05 pm
I loved reading your story! I will miss it ❤️
May 9, 2022 at 8:33 pm
May 9, 2022 at 7:58 pm
Yes ten years in 2023. That’s a long time to write about one pair no matter how many ways and I do feel like I get to the point of repeating myself. OTH what would I do with myself if I wasn’t writing Spirk? So we shall see.
Oh I know everyone wants Christmas in July, I won’t disappoint. I know how I would feel. But that’s why I have to pull back for June. I think it’s only temporary 🙂
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May 10, 2022 at 2:14 am
We have so appreciated all you’ve given the past few months and even back the past several years. You are a rock star. ❤
May 10, 2022 at 7:04 am
thank you ❤️
May 10, 2022 at 3:02 am
Of course it’s all right.
You gotta take care of you.
And I know you pressure yourself…and sometimes we pressure you. But we will always wait.
You could never be *her*. And I was one of those waiting for the big, promised story from that series. I wanted it so badly. It was the way she went about it that sucked so much, playing with readers feelings.
And that, right there, you would never do.
May 10, 2022 at 7:06 am
No I definitely wouldn’t but it still makes me sad I will never see “Trouble’s” story from her in the other series she did. 😦
May 10, 2022 at 5:42 am
Just do the amount of stories that feels right for you. You don’t need to adhere to a schedule or timeframe, even if it’s sel-imposed. I hope you don’t quit, but seriously just take it easy and write what you most desire to write. Hugs to you! 🤗
May 10, 2022 at 7:07 am
thank you 🙂