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Back into the Flow

Turns out, I was just ready to work on Hate You, Hate Me. It flowed really well, just like last year. I finished the chapter and sent it to Audry. She was able to read it that night. So, everything really worked out. I'm not sure when the chapter will be edited, so I don't know when it will be up. But I am really excited and proud of myself, because I started out this chapter with very little confidence.

I am kind of hoping to get some of my readers back. This will be the first totally new chapter since 2005, and it should send out an alert on Fanfiction.net to people, who subscribed to the story, when it goes up. I used to have plenty of people interested in the story, but I don't know how many of them would still be. It would be nice to get some new people reading as well, but I also feel like it's weird to try to convince people to get invested in a story that only gets updated once or twice a year. Is that really fair? If people know that, would they find it hard to connect at all?

Well, after getting writing done earlier in the week, I kind of took it easy. I did want my extra day to be special, but all I ended up with were extra frustrations. Oh, well... that happens. I did enjoy getting my order from Pacifica. It's so nice to find an affordable vegan company. I can order whatever I want from them and not have to worry. I'm already considering buying a third perfume from them soon. I love the two scents I bought so far.

Oh, and I absolutely must share that Mallory started using DeviantArt. She used to draw so many beautiful pictures for my old fanfiction. I especially want to share her picture of my character, Water. It is one of my favorites. Now, she does a lot of photography, which is also very lovely. But I do hope she'll add in more drawings as well!

I'm actually in a good mood today. I feel energized and excited. I wonder how long that will last. Haha.


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Mar. 4th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
I totally know what you mean about losing readers over an extended hiatus. :/ Especially since the "Golden Age" of HP fanfiction is considered to be over. The fandom is still strong, but there are so many stories out there, and the old readers are growing older and new fandom-goers are interested in different things, and so on and so forth. It's cool to see the fandom evolve, but it does make for a difficult time in situations like these, doesn't it?
Mar. 5th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
Yes, things are certainly different now. In the last couple of years, I've written a few short stories for another fandom that is still receiving new canon, and it was really exciting experience. And back when I was writing Harry Potter fanfiction avidly, in 2000-2005, I had many reviews and readers.

But things must always evolve. It is cool in a way, but I feel very out of touch with the fandom's current wants and needs. I only follow a few stories now, and I write HYHM maybe twice a year. Harry Potter will always be very dear to my heart, but it is not my life as it used to be. My life is now my own universe, my own stories.
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