I always like to point out that there is a covenant between me the writer and you the readers.
Most of this year, I’ve been failing to uphold my part of that. It’s only been recently though that I’ve really sat down and asked myself why.
It’d be easy to blame my work; it’s draining and monotonous and keeps me from devoting the thought I need into my writing. But let’s be honest: up until this February, that didn’t stop me from producing. Hell, I’ve have more time and less stress in my life thanks to having a car now, so that’s just an excuse.
I could also blame that fact that I’ve gone from playing in one game and running another to playing in three and running one recently. But RP has always invigorated me instead of detracting from my work.
No, after some thought, it came to me that… well I haven’t been happy with what I’ve been producing lately.
You see, the current arc is not one I’ve really enjoyed writing. Against all the advice and thought I’ve put on this blog, I fell into the same lazy, rushed trap I blame on most terrible writing. And it resulted in terrible writing.
No offense if you liked the whole Lost World > Columbia > Tournament thing, but I feel like the whole thing is a mess. I’ve been trying to rush ahead to the big even at the end of the volume and I ended up not taking to proper care and time with the characters and action to make a decent story.
So many character points here are pulled directly from my ass, resolutions are not satisfying (or existing), and some new characters… just need to be taken back to the garage and fleshed out.
Plus, after all the build-up of revealing the teams’ secret Ids to the world, I immediately sent them out of the country. That… that was some bullshit right there. You guys deserve better.
And that’s what I’m going to give you.
By the glorious hand of Orwell, I declare this arc non-canon (Though VIRAL is still canon) and will be writing replacements starting tomorrow night.
First up: Hardcore Fans, where the gang get some time to bask in their celebrity—until a gang of fans puts them in way over their heads. I’m enjoying this arc way more and I hope you guys do too.