Author has written 33 stories for Shining Force, Riviera, Golden Sun, Misc. Games, Nostalgia, and Xenoblade Chronicles.
Chapter 27 of "Shining Cloud" is up on schedule. It seems like I've had no time for writing lately, yet I've maintained my 1 1/2 chapter lead. And in reference to my 6/20/16 thoughts, I've firmly decided that, while it may be necessary for me to again go down to a monthly schedule at some point, putting a fic on hiatus is a straight-up bad idea. As insanely busy as I may get, and as slow a writer as I may be, I can always keep up at least a monthly schedule. As for waiting for this fic to get reviews... Looking over my last multi-chapter Shining fic ("Shadow of the Future"), I had to wait over a year and a half before anyone reviewed the last 1/3 of the fic. The short which followed ("Ten Years Later") similarly had to wait over a year and a half for any reviews, and it looks like "I Want Some Hot Stuff, Baby, Tonight" is in the middle of the same wait. If I let "Shining Cloud" collect dust for a year and a half, it will lose all immediacy for me, and for any readers I may still have. As painful as it is to keep pushing out chapters without getting any reviews, clearly a hiatus would not solve the problem.
Happy Independence Day! Pretty ironic that today's scheduled update, chapter 26 of "Shining Cloud", is all about a nation losing its independence. I did not plan this, I assure you; it's pure coincidence. Hope you read, enjoy, and review this latest chapter. My work schedule has somehow managed to get even more overstuffed, but the fear that if I stop now I'll never be able to finish "Shining Cloud" has kept me chugging out chapters. I've maintained a 1 1/2 chapter lead, so expect chapter 27 in two weeks, as usual.
Chapter 25 of "Shining Cloud" is up on schedule. So much for my work schedule freeing up; I got called in for an extra nine hours this week, and for the next two weeks my schedule is back up to what is now normal hours. I'm starting to think I should just put "Shining Cloud" on hiatus for a while. Over half of the chapters I've put up haven't been reviewed by a single person, so I'm not sure which direction to go with the character arcs because I have no idea how my readers feel about the beginning of those arcs. Add on the difficulty of balancing this with work, and it just makes more sense to hang loose until I get some reader feedback. Haven't made up my mind yet, though, so stay tuned for chapter 26 in two weeks. And it would be nice if you read and reviewed chapter 25, too.
To Anyone Who has had their Fiction Reviewed by Me:
If you updated your story a while ago and still haven't received a review from me on the new chapter(s), don't be afraid to nudge me with a little PM. Unless I specifically said in my last review that I may not be continuing to read your fic, then I do want to read and review that new chapter. I sometimes lose track of the stories I'm reading here, so every now and then a reminder may be in order.
If you're here to thank me for giving your story constructive criticism, please go ahead and drop me a PM. Also, take heart: I've noticed that every writer who has thanked me for my criticism has continuously improved in their quality of writing. And no, it's not because of my criticism (though that does help a little bit). It's because they're open to the idea that aspects of their writing can be improved.
To Anyone Who has Read any of my Fics:
Do not under any circumstances hesitate to review. I welcome any sort of feedback. Criticism, even non-constructive criticism, is just one more way to see how people feel about my work, which is essential for a writer.
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