This is your author, Neko-chan, and since not everyone checks out my profile, I reckoned this would be the best way to draw attention from my Pumpkins.
It's been a while and many people are anxious and I understand that, since I've been on the waiting line myself.
First off, I would really and honestly like to say a very big thank you to every one of you for supporting me and making this a fantastic experience. I love you all, so that's why I decided that I owe you an explanation for my delay.
Technically, the first third of 'No Money' is over. 'No Money' is NOT OVER. It's not nearly halfway there.
So come summer, after the end of my exams, I thought I would sit and write again and everything would be ok. Well, it wasn't. It's been roughly a year and a half since I started to write this story, and I have played it over and over in my mind. But what I realized as I worked on other stories, is that I changed. And my perspective changed. And suddenly, I felt like I lost sense of who I was as a writer and who my characters were as well. Maybe I am simply romanticizing a hobby, but I really love this and I want and need to do it right. I can't re-read my story without feeling detached from it anymore.
Basically... I went through a horrid mid-write crisis, as I call it.
I want to start over and re-write the whole thing. I want to get the joy I used to abstract from writing back. I don't want it to feel like a chore with the accompanying guilt.
***I will delete this message and personally post a new one once I 'replace' the chapters thus far. FF allows me to replace them with new ones and so once I have all of them ready, I will replace them all together. The theme or events don't really change, but the story does, and it's more thickly written, so I'm afraid you'll have to re-read it. I'm sorry. Then again I'm not. I've never been good at compromising anything.***
And it will take time, sadly. I've gotten sick twice after my exams and I will soon have more again. And this year I will have to study in the university hospital. I'm only trying to be honest here, please don't kill me. And my conviction to re-write 'No Money' won't deter me from continuing to write my other shorter stories and even new ones. So, I will not be absent.
Thank you for waiting, thank you for making it worthwhile.
O Captain! My Captain!
I Hope You Remember Your Name
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and all you wonderful anonymous people out there who read this (as of August 15, it has 170,816 views). Thank you.