Hello J I think an update on where I am with fics is long overdue, sorry to everyone who has waited to find out what is going on with Voices Carry OTL.
What I am working on now:
Bottom Soo fest fic. This fic is taking a lot out of me and I still have a ton to write before it is finished. I also need to get it done by the 22nd of January *nervous laughter*. I am writing a genre that is not part of my comfort zone and it is hard, harder than I thought.
What I am going to work on next:
Voices Carry is up next (and yeah, feel free to not believe me since I always promise this BUT REALLY THIS TIME).
I am part of 2 fic fests but they are not posting for a few months, and I need to work on VC before I even touch those.
What happened to VC being finished by the end of January?!!!
I . I got burnt out. Real life caught up with me in a few ways and I got stressed out. I dropped out of 2 fic fests this month, which is only the 2nd and 3rd times I have ever done that in 4 years writing for the fandom (and 40+ fic fests written for). I have had a few health issues (nothing serious but nonetheless annoying and not conducive to writing) on top of job stuff. I just haven’t had the time to churn out the fics I want to churn out.
VC will take a lot of time to write and I don’t want to rush it. I estimate 40k more words before it is finished and the last thing I want to do is post crappy writing just to say I finished it.
I am struggling with writing shorter fics for fests. Every time I claim I end up wanting to write 20k plus fics because that is where my mind goes when I select a prompt. That isn’t necessarily bad as long as I can manage how many fests I sign up for. This month I learned I wasn’t managing it well and had to drop them (which I absolutely hated doing).
Thanks for being patient with me. I swear I will get better at posting ongoing fics and learning how much I can handle at once.
Lots of love,