Dear readers, writers, and reviewers,
I have (finally) got news for you. It's good news and bad news. Which do you want first? (Okay, this is a one-way conversation, so I'll choose bad).
I am moving to Fictionpress (no, keep reading). I'm never, ever going to quit writing, but I am going to quit fanfiction-writing. I know there's two types of readers on this site: the first type, which constitutes a certain percent, only read fanfiction to read about the characters in a book or manga. The second type reads fanfiction for the characters but also the story itself, which is what I hope you looked at when you read my stories.
The reason for this move is simple: I'm tired of writing about characters that are not mine. From the beginning, my stories (for example, I am Hinata Hyuuga) were out-of-character. Readers wrote that my Hinata seemed too random and bold. I excused this by saying she was bold inside and quiet inside, which I actually don't believe for the real Hinata in the manga. So, experiencing cognitive dissonance, I've now decided that I won't write about Hinata anymore. I love Hinata and she was the reflection of who I was for a long time, but I've already wrote my own stories - with my own characters - and they are more satisfying.
That said, I'll move on to the good news:
Stories like The Journal will be continued. I'll repost a few Fanfiction stories onto Fictionpress, but I'll rewrite them so they're better. They'll have more "me" in them. There will be characters who will vary more than the set of characters that Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto's creator) has provided me. Of course I'll give them new names, add characters, etc. With less limits, I think I'll write better.
But I'm writing such stories for two things: myself, for improving my writing, and you guys, the readers. If you're not interested, then I am most likely not going to continue my stories on Fictionpress.
So are you in, or are you out?