Alright, I know the 'Author's Note #" is getting kind of annoying… I mean, 5 real chapters and 3 ANs? ): So terribly sorry! I even hesitated on posting an AN, because then it would lower my average words per chapter (don't ask me why I bother, I just do ._.) So anyway, thanks to each and every one of you who responded, and it really touches me to know that people actually do care, even if it won't affect them directly… (In this case, it's my exams)
To be honest with you, I began writing to avoid and escape all the troubles and stress I'm facing in real life. So in a way, writing benefits both of us, but past experience has told me to always prioritise my studies. It's hard for me to concentrate on my academics at a time like this, what with all that I'm facing, so I'm really glad I don't have to deal with the burden of having to write for the sake of writing. There's a fine line of difference between writing for the sake of writing, and writing for the sake of… enjoyment. Though we may not know each other personally (unless one of the Singaporeans reading this is actually my peer :O), it means a great deal when I woke up in the morning and saw the list of reviews encouraging me to focus on my studies (the day after I posted the previous AN).
I wish we could all create a unique realm of ours, such that all of us have the liberty to escape from reality once in a while and just live in bliss. It scares me to know what the future holds for me, and because of all that's going on, I tend to shy away and immerse myself in dreams. But I shan't bore you with my life and thoughts. Because of all the kind support you've been giving me, I decided to post a short preview of the next chapter(: It really is short, because I'm sceptical about anything that I wrote beyond this. I know I can improve on it, and there are bound to changes, so the next 3 short paragraphs are the only ones I'm confident to present. (This part doesn't show much emotion, so it's safe… I think.) Without further ado, here goes:
Left right left right. My feet pounded the ground as I fought the ever-so-tempting desire to give in to sleep. Right now, I'm not sure if bearing the curse of Achilles is a blessing. Sure, I become 90% invulnerable and invincible, but damn it drains my energy like an Olympian-sized leech. Hot on my heels is a pack of vicious hellhounds that seem to take an extreme liking for demigods soaked in sweat and grime. I know what you're thinking; I have iron skin, what am I afraid of? Well in case you haven't noticed, I don't have a weapon to fight with, and even if I do, I'm not entirely sure I do know how to wield one. And though I lost my memories, I'm pretty sure hand-to-hand combat isn't my 'thing'.
Woof! My pace quickened as the barking grew louder and surprisingly more intimidating. No matter how fast I ran, my legs could only carry me this far. The hellhounds, on the other hand, seem to be gaining on me by the seconds as the amplitude of the sound of their paws on the ground rose.
Out of curiosity and instinct, I sneaked a peek over my shoulder, but got scared out of my wits when I caught sight of the massive Rottweiler advancing on me. Oh, and it doesn't just stop there; it has three heads! Its sheer size alone caused me to panic and trip, landing on my bum. As I backed up on my hands and knees, scrambling to get back up, the ground shook with increasing intensity. It was headed straight for me, yet didn't make any effort to slow down as the distance between us closed in. Beads of sweat were trickling down my forehead and into my eyes, blinding me temporarily. Even without my sight, I knew it was only a matter of seconds before the Rottweiler reached me.
It would be wonderful if you could introduce my story to others, because I really love it when people review (and follow) since I'd feel appreciated. For once… I'll still be reading some Fanfic when I'm bored or stressed out of my mind, so if there are any questions whatsoever, feel free to PM me! I doubt doing this will bring about benefits, but I shall just go ahead with it.
I set up a Twitter account just for Fanfic so if you guys want to know more about any progresses or bits of my life, you may! Yes, I may actually try to write when I study, for the same reason as stated above and in my bio. It gets my mind off the immense stress I deal with daily (not just in terms of academics). I know not many of you, or even any, will keep up with it, but I figured why not? This username is my penname; ThySeeker.
I hope you guys will focus on your studies as well, so let's make a joint effort and ace our exams this year! :D (You guys do have exams in a month or so… right?)
With loads of thanks,