I need to do these more. So, I want to get the bad news out of the way and it won't affect too many of you I think, but I hate to announce that after at this point years of battling with myself to continue with Arin the Genie stories or restart it with refinements I think I might retire the series. It was a good first attempt at what I was trying to do, but I was writing by the seat of my pants and I did it back when I was first coming into writing so I made many mistakes that are hard to take back. Furthermore, when I imagined rewriting the tale, I felt it detracted from Arin as a character and my thoughts for her with my ideas I had. Furthermore, I might get some disagreements for this but I feel that as I wrote more for Arin that she has become more and more of a better secondary character than a primary one. I feel I've grown more as a writer since then, and I will keep the stories up as a time capsule almost and for the fans who enjoy them. I need to go and archive several of my stories in their own personal section.
However, there is a silver lining in this. I will not retire Arin herself. She can make cameos and might even be a secondary character in another idea I have involving genies. Fans of Arin, do not be disheartened! I still love the red head genie, I don't want to leave her in the shadows. However, going around in circles as I try to do something with her does just that.
Furthermore, while real life is dragging onto me and will certainly for the rest of spring which is easily my most unproductive writing time, I have several projects that I've been working on that I have in the editing phase. I have the next chapter of Sasha's new Circus for fans of that in final editing stages, it should be out within a week or two.
I'll take the time to acknowledge those who've helped me proofread:
who is a friend of mine IRL and a great resource for editing because he gives it to you straight and dirty. He has an eye for writing and a hawk eye for editing as well. If you don't mind being raked across the coals, things are good.
has been a great help for many things, and there are too many to list here as that can be a journal in and of itself, and is a great friend who gives me several shout outs and I am reciprocating!
has been a great help with the next chapter of Sasha's New Circus to refine it to a final draft. Because it is a collaboration with
I will share the final draft for final approval with them before I publish. It's a new thing I'm trying to do more, and self-editing is a good skill but having more pairs of eyes on something to make it the most polished product I can.
has also been a great help reading my stream of conscious drivel and helping point out errors and issues as well as giving advice on planning and helping me brainstorm.
Finally, while I want to complete my commitments to those who've I made them to, I want to do a few passion projects that maybe, just maybe, will be something that could become something more than writing on deviant art for a hobby. Also, I would love to see what I can do with scripts for ASMR roleplay youtubers. I have a few ideas I need to write out, and if I send them to a ASMR person and it gets turned into a video I will link it.
My beloved watchers and followers, thank you for your patience with my long writing times. I've been trying to decrease the gap between writing something and putting it on deviant art as refined as it can be.