I've decided to take a hiatus. I know it's weird to say that now, since I've already been non-active for a couple months already, but I thought it would be a good idea to at least let you all know and tell you what I plan to do while I'm away.
So the biggest thing I wanted to talk about was Fade (isn't it always?) I know I haven't updated in over half a year now and I have been getting a lot of messages asking if I've given up on it or if I'm just taking a break. For a long time, I couldn't answer those messages because I myself didn't know which route I was going to take. I love Fade and I've come very far with it, but I couldn't help but notice that as I sit down and try to finish 15, I wasn't happy with anything I was writing and I just felt like I wasn't as far along in the story as I should be. It was very frustrating to work on so eventually I started putting it off. For a lot of July and August, I thought about scrapping it completely. What kind of stopped me from doing that was a couple messages from readers on Fanfiction, there were about 2 or 3 of them that were wondering if I was going to continue it or not, and most of them asked me to please keep it going. One of them went so far as to call me their "favorite author" when I replied. I was extremely happy to hear that. I'm getting off topic, but when I sit down to actually write the next section, I try to do it in a way that people will like and that will express clearly what I try to get across. I was glad to know that I was achieving that goal and that other people were enjoying my work as much as I used to. So that's what brings me to my next point.
I'm going to continue Fade, but I'm scrapping everything I have written up until now. I'm not changing anything about the main plot of the story, the main character will stay exactly the same (Persona and all.) All I'm going to change is some of the content I've written. With some sections you won't see any changes at all, in others most of the content will be completely different. Think of what I have so far as a rough draft, a very good rough draft that I had a lot of fun writing and that I am very proud of. But I've always felt like that I've been focused more on the storyline rather than the development of the main character, who the entire story is supposed to be about. Now, I can't promise you guys that this change is going to be quick and painless. I'm a Senior in highschool, and right now I'm working very hard to maintain my grades so that I can get into a college that I've been looking at for a long time. I don't have a lot of time to devote to writing like I used to. But I give you my word that I'm not going to abandon it completely, I just need you guys to hang in there.
Other than that, I won't be on Deviant Art much. Sorry guys!
Listening to: Trespassing -Adam Lambert
Reading: Escape from Furnace Series
Watching: Adventure Time
Playing: Persona 4
Drinking: Brisk Fruit Punch