Ok guys, this is just another update on what's going on, and it's a biggie: I think I have figured out why I'm having this writer's block for all my stories. The problem is twofold.
First, I rushed into writing these and the low quality of the previous chapters makes me cringe.
Second, I have absolutely no idea what's going to happen next in each story. Oh, I have plenty of ideas, but that's the problem. I've been hit with so many plot bunnies of my own making and from your great suggestions that I have no idea which direction to go anymore.
So, I have come up with a solution that you may not like: I'm rebooting each story so they'll be more fleshed out and have better quality.
Now before you panic, let me explain how I plan on doing this. First, I'm going to write down all my ideas for each story and organize them into a chronological timeline. Then, I'm going to write out summaries of each and every chapter. THEN, I'm going to start re-writing the chapters using the timelines/summaries. When I have four or five chapters of each story completed/proofread by my betas, I'll re-post the first chapter of each IN A SEPARATE STORY. Let me repeat that so you don't misunderstand: WHEN I HAVE COMPLETED RE-WRITING THE CHAPTERS THEY WILL BE POSTED AS SEPARATE STORIES. Then, every time I complete a new chapter, I will already have one proofread so I can post it immediately. And don't worry; I'll keep the originals of each story up even after the re-boots are posted. I'll update these again when I do post the re-boots as well.
Now, the following applies to those reading Resolute Spirit. As you know, I've been accepting OC's from you guys to have cameos within the story. I have found an inconsistency with the story and some of your OC's. In chapter 3, Bunny says that Jack is the last spirit MiM has ever created. However, in some of the backstories of your characters, they were made AFTER Jack. See the problem with this?
So, I've made a decision: IF YOU WANT YOUR OC TO BE IN THE RE-BOOT, YOU'LL NEED TO EITHER CREATE AN ENTIRELY NEW OC OR UPDATE THEIR BACKSTORY AND THEN SEND IT TO ME IN A -/PM/-! IF YOU DON'T SEND IT TO ME THROUGH A PM, I WON'T ACCEPT IT!
Here's a list of those who have sent me OC's:
The Dangerous One
Wow… I thought there were more of them than that… Anywho, I'll be sending these 4 PM's about this as well later. And just because I'm re-booting the story doesn't mean I'm not accepting any more OC's! Just give me the following information IN A PM: Name, Appearance, Gender, What they're the spirit of, Age (optional), Powers (include center), and Backstory (please be detailed and make it several paragraphs long).
Now here's what I'm NOT looking for: Any spirit made after Jack Frost; a spirit for Valentine's Day/love; a 4th of July spirit; Mary Sues/Gary Stus (this one is a given); a spirit for Chinese New Year; M-Preg love-child of Jack and Quinn/Xin (this actually happened); children/relatives of any of the characters; love interests for any of the characters; the Muses.
What I AM looking for: Spirits of any holiday, legend, or natural phenomenon not listed above (ex: Arbor Day, rain, Bermuda Triangle); HUMANS, especially friends for Quinn for when he was alive; VILLIANS, can be big baddies or bumbling minions.
I can't fit every OC into the story as I have plenty of mine own as well, so it's first-come first-serve. Once I reach a certain amount of OC's (about 15-20) I'll stop accepting them. I'm also going to be taking top priority to the OC's that fit in the HUMANS and VILLIANS category, but I'll only accept a certain amount of those as well. Also, if I find any of the OC's submitted to be sub-par, I won't take them and let you know so you can have a chance to fix them.
One more thing before we move on: You CAN, and are encouraged to, submit more than one OC. BUT THEY MUST BE IN A SEPARATE PMS!
Moving on, this is a shout out to anyone who is currently one of my beta's or editors. IF WE'VE HAD PREVIOUS CONVERSATIONS ABOUT BEING MY BETA/EDITOR, PLEASE SEND ME A PM. EVEN IF WE HAVE A CURRENTLY ON-GOING PM SEND ME A NEW ONE SO I KNOW YOU'VE READ THIS. I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP WITH THIS WHOLE PROCESS. ALSO IF ANYONE WANTS TO BE A BETA/EDITOR FOR ANY OF MY STORIES, SEND ME A PM AS WELL AND WE'LL DISCUSS IT.
And even if you're not one of my beta's, I could still use the help of all you faithful readers! How? DO NOT LEAVE ME ALONE. Seriously, pester the heck out of me. Constantly send me PM's asking about my progress. Tell family, friends, or complete strangers to pester me. Give me your ideas for the story. Heck, bother me on my dA account which I check more often. I have the same username there as here. JUST KEEP BOTHERING ME.
There's one more thing I want to ask of you. To prove who my more loyal readers are and see who read this entire message, I want you guys to leave a review with the word "Transcendentality" somewhere in it. Including my beta's. It doesn't have to have anything else in the review and it doesn't matter if you've been following this story, or just found it.
One last thing. I have a poll open that has ten story ideas of mine to choose from. So far, 14 people have voted but that's still not enough. If you haven't voted yet please do! If you have voted, let me know in a review! Remember: vote for your top 5 favorite choices.
I do believe that's all I have to say for the moment.
Until next time.