Belated (as usual) holiday well-wishings! (Or perhaps I meant to go for a “between the eves” thing this year? Ehhhhh, sure, let’s go with that!) It just feels like I hardly ever have time to open my game anymore… here’s hoping 2017 allows me a little more Sim-time.
You may notice a few changes on my site. Reflecting on the last year, with my work and health situation and the time I have available, I’ve needed to simplify and condense many things in my life. I have been unable to keep up with running two stories at the same time, and as a result, The Yandere Diaries had sat stagnant for over a year. I had made a decision long ago that I wanted to re-write it in a different writing style because I was unhappy with it before moving forward… and that just never happened. With so little time available to me, and the vast majority of my readers being Cat Chronicle fans, I had to devote the time I had to that story instead, and it continued to just be pushed aside. So I have set the story to private and removed the Table of Contents until I am able to properly work on it again. I don’t have an ETA right now on when that will be. I certainly don’t want to just give up on it, as I find that horror-genre stories in SimLit are such a rare niche, and the readers in that niche don’t deserve to have one less story just because they don’t hold the wide appeal of fluffy kitties… but it definitely needs some love, polish, and reworking before it is ready for the world again, and I just simply don’t have the time for that project right now.
Secondly, I’ve added a Photography link, where I am (hoping) to do more Sim photography in the coming year. I have not had the game for long, and anyone who has read through the early chapters of Cat Chronicles or Yandere Diaries has had to suffer through some rather eye-bleedingly bad screencaptures, before I really started learning how to use the camera. I’ve certainly improved since then, but I feel there is still so much to learn, and there are a lot of lots and cc I run into that I don’t really need for current stories but always think, “I’d like to play around with that.” So I might just make a scene photo from time to time, and these will likely go up on “Photo Fridays.” No stories, but they may have an accompanying poem or quote. I realize that sort of thing is more popular on Tumblr, but I’ll be honest… I’m just not the Tumblr sort, so… ya. We’ll see how it goes.
I’m really hoping in the coming year to try to dedicate more time to Cat Chronicles… as always, I really appreciate those readers that have stuck with me despite the slow update schedule. Thank you so much for your support!
Also, and this is a big what-if (as I don’t currently have a digital camera)… but if I did, would anyone be interested in a section where I review tea and share my coloring? These are totally not Sim-related, but that is one of my biggest hobbies, and a “teatime with Mastress” segment is something I’ve tossed around if I ever acquire a digital camera (if there is interest).
I hope you all have a fantastic 2017! (Little fact… 17 is my lucky number, so it’s got to be good, right? ^_~ )