Author has written 2 stories for Twilight.
Just your average Jane Doe.
Anne Rice, an author I greatly admire, made a youtube video where she gives advice about writing and how to get published. Although I, personally, have no great aspirations when it comes to writing, I did find her message to be very inspiring and very helpful advice, so here's a link to the video (I hope this works lol): http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bw2KXX7WrOY
Stranger than life is in what I hope will be a very short hiatus. I promise, it had nothing to do with my other story. The thing is, I have this clear idea of where I want the story to go, and I even have some major plot points all played out in my head (seriously, dialogue and all), but I'm having trouble getting there. I can't seem to take the characters from point A to point B in a way that seems believable to me. I've started writing the 6th chapter about a dozen times and scrapped them all. So, rather than leave you guys waiting indefinitely for a new chapter, thinking it'll be posted any day now, I'm telling you now that I'm going to reevaluate my entire approach to this story and it could take a while to get it the way I want it. I may or may not re-write the first 5 chapters, we'll see. I hope you guys don't get too mad and that you'll come back and read STL when I finally get it back on track. Thank you for your patience.
To my 'Inappropriate' readers:
So, my life has been pretty messy for the past month and a half. I'm taking the time to come here and let you know what's going on because I respect every single one of my readers, and I don't want anyone thinking I've just gone and abandoned you. I had a pretty bad case of tonsillitis a few weeks ago, which sucked and left me out of commission for a while, but thankfully it was easily treatable, and after a while I was alright. I began working on Inappropriate as soon as I felt better, but that was once again put aside after my mom fell ill. I won't go into the details of her disease, but I will say it is quite serious and last weekend she was hospitalized. The doctor informed us that her blood oxygen levels were so low, if she hadn't been put into the hospital when she was I would have lost her. At the moment she remains hospitalized, and between caring for her and looking after all the daily tasks which we used to share and which have now been left solely to me, I am exhausted. To top all of that off, I have also started my first exams in school, and it's been hard to get by with limited time for studying and so many missed classes. I'm a mess, both physically and emotionally, fearing for my mother while trying to care for mundane yet necessary tasks like paying the bills and doing the laundry, all whilst trying to not fail college. Please forgive me for dumping all of this on you guys, but I want you to understand that I'm not abandoning you or "Inappropriate", I just don't have the time or energy to write at the moment. I suppose you could say I'm putting the story on hiatus, given I am here telling you I have not been able to continue writing it and don't know when I will be able to do so again, but I'm reluctant to make that statement myself, as a hiatus, to me, implies an author does not intend to continue the story any time in the near future, and I do. I very much do intend to continue it, but having an intention and being able to act upon it are two very different things, as I have come to learn. In short, I know I can't ask you guys to hang in there for an update that may take weeks or even months to be posted. I absolutely understand and accept that when I do come back and pick up my story once again I will have to fight and make it good enough to win back my readers. That's fine with me, hell, I love a challenge. But the one thing I will ask of you guys is that you try and find it in you not hold this against me or write me off along with so many other "authors" who start a story, amass hundreds or even thousands of followers who love it, and then abandon it for no apparent reason other than 'I was over it'. I consider this to be a great disrespect to people who took the time to appreciate and support your work, and it would offend me to be put in the same category. Other than that, just be kind in your response to this, please, as I don't believe I would have the emotional strength at this moment to deal with someone else's anger or hatred.
Thank you so much for your understanding and support. I hope you guys know that every single one of you who read my story made my day a little bit brighter every day. I hope we can pick up where we left off some time soon.