It's already September and the year's got less than four more months to go! So, here's an update on everything and what to expect from now until the New Year.
1] Shatter Series is completed. The Surrender Trilogy comes to an end. I've had a one-shot plotted for the Trilogy for a long time now (even before Shatter came into existance) but it'll still be some time before I write it. I need to get the proper motivation to get the emotions right for what I have planned.
2] Scarlet Night Series is finally done. It took nine and a half months, but it's finally done. It was surprising how easy it was for me to write it. Had I not gone on hiatus, I suspect it would've been done long ago. I know a lot of you are sad about the ending and I do apologize for putting the character death warning so late in the game, but I don't regret how things turned out.
3] Fanfiction Series is almost done. 6 more stories and that series can be put to rest. Each story is only 2-3 pages, so it shouldn't take me so long, but the problem is finding the proper motivation and mood to write it. If it's not right, the story won't be as funny as it could be.
So that's the deal on what's been finished and what's in progress. Now, as everyone knows, are what's been put on the backburner, ie. Paused.
1] Campus Life Series just... refuses to get written. Time and time again I struggle to write it. I've never had such problems with a series before. There's so much plot and drama I have for this series and I do regret not being able to write it all out. If only if you guys knew what I have planned for the characters in the expansive CL world.
2] Cupcake Chronicles Honestly, this was only supposed to be a one-shot. Then, after finishing it, I realized people would ask for a continuation or, at least to know the conclusion of that week. So, while it is open for a second story (there's even a title for the second story) for now, it's on hold until icing-filled inspiration hits me again.
Now, this is different from what I've done in the past... The following are stories or series that I've deleted from the site and archive.
1] Wish Series. I was really excited for this series. Unfortunately, I lost motivation to write it. I have quite a lot plotted and planned but writing it is just not happening. Maybe one day I'll pick up this series again but, until then, the plot notes will be collecting dust, unfortunately.
2] Dear Diary. The plot for this series has changed about 3-4 times. The last time it changed, I posted a snippet from the 'diary'. Since then, I've decided to drop this series and plot altogether. After all the changing, it's lost all of its original purposes and contexts and, so, its plot notes will remain on my external hard drive but I doubt I'll ever open it again.
What to look forward to:
1] Murder Mystery, Yes, I have mentioned this damn series so many times over the past few months and have I done anything about it? Nope. I'm still quite motivated to write it, but I wanted to get SN and FF done, so I focused all my attention on that. Expect this series in summer 2011.
2] Mourning Song series. I posted the summary page back in May, but it's disappeared from the archive since because I didn't expect to write it anytime soon and didn't want to cause any expectations for it. However, since then, my priorities have shifted from the murdery mystery to this series. It says before 2011, but that's susceptible to change. For all I know, it won't be written until april 2011.
3] The Godfathers series... ominous title, no? I haven't said anything about this series here. So, if you read this completely - you know something others won't! It'll be a dramatic series and will be Kangteuk. It's been awhile since I last wrote a series where the main couple was kangteuk throughout( see Forever Series). Expect this summer 2011...
4] Tentative-KyuMin-series. There is no title, not even a working title. That's about as much as I'm going to say about it. This plot bunny was thrown at my face by Lily.
So, that's basically the breakdown of everything going on with my stories/series. Now, here's the real reason for this update and the announcement I've been mentioning on twitter this week: I'm going on hiatus. Until approximately mid-December, I'll be gone. School has started again, it's supposed to be my toughest year and, because I'm working towards getting an internship at Sick Kids Hospital next summer, I really need to concentrate on school. As such, that means writing and AN are taking the backseat to my education.
I'll still be accessible through my email and twitter.
Thank you to everyone for reading and, especially thank you to those who comment - your words help keep my motivation high.
A special thank you to Sarah who puts up with my crazy plotting and lets me talk out plots so I can make them as best as they can be and helps me make some of the most difficult decisions concerning plot, details, characters, titles and endings.
Thanks to Sarah (again) and Lily who suffer through countless hours of me bemoaning and sending them teasers and passages (I'm very cruel to them sometimes).
Much love & take care.