So, as you might know it’s been radio silence from here for… what, eight million years or something. I promise I haven’t just been faffing about (well, I have, but I haven’t just been faffing around), but I’ve actually been writing.
I’ve got some bad news and some good(ish?) news.
Bad news: I can’t write The Talented right now. I’ve been working and working and working on it for flipping ages. I’ve changed it around and mangled it beyond belief. What’s left now is some good ideas that I’m not keen on writing at all. Maybe some day. Right now, I don’t feel it. As some other Sim writers have discovered, sometimes a story just messes with you and you spend so much time wrangling it that it stops being fun.
At one point during the process of trying not to hate everything about the Talented, I wrote a for-fun love story about witches – a palate cleaner, if you will – and I had the time of my life. I even finished the damn thing. The good(ish) part of this update is that this story will be published. I can’t give you a set date, but as I said, the first draft is finished and I still adore it. I’m currently editing which is less fun, but more fun than the three million Talented rewrites.
So status on the Talented: Not now. Maybe some day. Maybe never. I’m sick to death of it.
Other than this little witchy love story, I want to write a traditional Sims legacy type of thing. Knowing me, it won’t be simple and I’ll end up giving up on it in like three months or something, but I just want to have fun. One thing that keeps me coming back to the Sims 3 story community right now is the Windsor Legacy. At the risk of making myself sound as old as Ramses the II or something, it just reminds me of the ‘good old days’ of just writing a Sims story based on the game, and writing with reckless abandon.
So right now, I’m trying to do just that. It will be story-based, because I can’t help myself, but also I’ll take cues from the game and then add as much soap-opera-y drama as I can muster without making myself sick. It’ll be great. Maybe. I dunno, but I hope you guys’ll give it a shot. It should be out soon-ish (ISH being the key… syllable).
Anyway, yeah, Sims 3 stories it is. I know everyone is moving on to 4, but the game still doesn’t resonate with me enough to play more than three hours at a time. So yes, I’ll be old and grumpy and stick to the old 🙂
A final note: As some of you might know, Photobucket sucks. This means all my old stories that are hosted on forums (e.g. The Amazing Hollander and The Ithaca Legacy) are pretty much useless and devoid of pictures. I’ve removed the links to them from the stories page. If anyone wants to relive the ‘good old days’ (can’t see why you would), I’m willing to slap them into a .pdf for people to read. But as is, they’re gone. I deleted the Hollander and Hartfield wordpress blogs, too, because I had too many blogs, and it was annoying.
Hope you’re all having a whale of a time 🙂