Hey all, sorry about the... well, the frankly ABSURD wait between the last chapter and this update here. Honestly I was hoping that I would be telling you all this right before launching into the next chapter, but that doesn't seem to be happening for a little while longer. At this point, it's been about fifteen months since I last updated the story, and I wanted to give you all an explanation.
I'll get the big ones out of the way first. No, this story is not dead, just to put any thoughts of that to bed. I still really want to finish this story, and when I can actually write I'm still enjoying myself. And no, I thankfully haven't caught the virus. Our family has been staying extra safe and taking every precaution to prevent it from entering our home, and so far, we've been holding out.
Now, as for why it's been so long since I updated. There have been a number of factors keeping me from writing over this past year and a quarter. The biggest of which being that soon after uploading my last chapter, my laptop broke. It was kind of annoying, because it wasn't completely unusable, it broke just enough to not be something I could continue to work on long term. It lasted me a good seven or eight years, so it was only a matter of time, but it was getting slow and the casing was definitely starting to become damaged. One of the most annoying issues was my charger port (not my charger itself, but the hole it goes into). If it didn't go in just right, it would charge extremely slowly and lag a ton while plugged in. That was the first sign of a problem, and one day, it wouldn't even do that. My charger port's connection to the battery was truly severed. Now, my laptop was still slow, but it turned on and ran things just fine. The issue was just that the power I had left on the battery was all the power that it would ever have again. I tried to get it repaired, but the hinge damage would have kept them from putting it back together after fixing it, making it cost so much that we finally decided that I just needed a new laptop.
However, we were in a pandemic and low income to begin with, so I was computerless for the next several months. How I finally afforded one? Well, I paid for it with financial aid when I started college again, back in last Fall. So, I've had it, but now I didn't have time. College has been very stressful for me, especially since I have bad experiences from the last time I tried to go. And sadly, even with my limited free time, after so long a break away from writing, I just wasn't in the practice of it anymore, so any progress I made on my chapter (which had been started before my last laptop broke) has been minimal.
However, enough with the sob story. I've had a laptop again for some time now, and I'm trying to get back in the swing of things when I have time. I just, might not be updating this story for a little while longer. It's been in the works for well over a year, and I haven't forgotten it, but I sorta lost my place (not the most accurate description but it's the best I can come up with, my current writing at the point in the story doesn't feel right). I've been doing some other things to try and ease back in, such as actually writing a scene that will be implemented down the line (one I've been excited to write since this story began), and have considered writing some one-shots just to get my writing practice back up, as my interests have expanded a bit since my last activity around here. You might see a couple other things out of me before you see a new chapter here, but I want you guys to know that I'm not dead and neither is Another Age, Another Adventure (hopefully I'll soon be able to say the same thing about Loss of the Chosen One and The Aura Lives On).
Thank you all for your patience, and I hope to be able to greet you all with a new chapter before too long! Just, I wouldn't hold my breath in the meantime. Enjoy the rest of your day!