Okay, okay. I'd like to apologize for my excruciating lack, and infrequency of, updates to the fan fictions I write. As many of you who get constant "fave" notifications from me nearly every day know, I'm very much alive. But, I do owe an explanation. Even if you don't read this, it will make me feel better ^_^
To Free or Not to Free
So the last update I posted was a while ago. Actually, it was...January 6, 2011?! Wow. I didn't know it was THAT bad. So what do I have to say for myself? Well, the past couple of years have been busy. I know you guys hear this a lot, but I was busy with school. September 2011-June 2012 was my graduating year of high school, and I had a year crammed with chemistry, biology, physics, calculus, and english. Needless to say, free time was off the table. This summer was also very busy, as I was training for the day I'd been waiting years for- my blackbelt test! This required most of my time and occupied my stress faculties. Now, this school year is my first year of university! While this generally leaves me with even less time to write, I have the rest of December off
So you can expect at least one chapter for this fic over the holidays, and I'm going to squeeze in chapters in the breaks. Additionally, it should be noted that, while I always, ALWAYS love Sonic, I have times where my interests lie in different fandoms, which become temporarily dominant, at any given time, and this continuously switches. So, while I could keep updating a Sonic fan fiction while I'm going through a How To Train Your Dragon or Danny Phantom phase, my heart wouldn't be fully in it- and that isn't fair to you guys or this fic. So! I really only write for this when I'm in the throes of a Sonic phase (which happens often, just not usually corresponding with time schedules for me to write), and I want to make sure that I keep everyone in character as much as I can. Also, I spend time reading other people's fan fictions when I get the rare opportunity, to see how others portray characters. Think of it as research... I like to see techniques other people use for writing (there's always something to be learned from other writers), as well as make sure I've got a clear idea of how the characters would react in the situation I'm putting them in.
Readers of this fic are a bit more lucky, as I did update another chapter a few months back, and have the next few currently in the works. But again, I'm in a "Sonic Phase" right now, and what I said above applies: If I'm not currently in a Danny Phantom phase, the fic won't be as good as it should be, so I'll wait until the inspiration strikes.
Thanks for putting up with me, guys. If you haven't unwatched me because of all this lack, then I salute you, and thank you kindly.