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It's been a couple of months, and I figured some people might be interested in an update over what's going on here. First off, nope, I'm not coming back. The thing is while DA is all very nice and I've sure been lucky here, I don't feel much toward the place, or the community. To reduce it down, other than some exceptions, dA on the whole just seems to be preoccupied with favourites and amassing watchers. That's not a criticism, just a statement of fact, I believe from experience. I've always wanted to network and discuss writing with other writers, and the afore mentioned focus leaves that hope in the shadows. I'm quite sick of trying to get a conversation going with someone, or meet someone new because most of the time, it feels like you've got to pile them with favourites and comments in order to do so, and well, I can't be bothered giving critique and spending my time reading through other people's work when they don't return the favour. In short, I've dropped the something for nothing attitude here, because it just gets exploited most of the time. I guess some people may find that unpalatable, but I won't apologise for holding that attitude. You've got to value your own desires and needs in life, and that means if there's a short story I want to write, I'll spend time doing that rather than writing feedback for someone who's barely sent two lines of conversation. And hey that might not be popular, but you shouldn't have to bury your thoughts and opinions for others. Good life tip there.

Speaking of time, it's coming to the business end of my degree, and as such my time is pretty much caught between doing work for my course, committee work for the climbing club I'm treasurer of, and writing the things I want to get done. It's fun, and so far I believe I've got the balance in a good order. As for the writing if you're interested, I've begun work on a new sci-fi novel which currently stands and 12,000 words, and have been re-working and rewriting the first part of an epic fantasy series that has been a while in the making. Both of which I'm feeling pretty happy about - they've both got a long way to go, but I'm pleased with the idea and the plot arcs I've been developing. It's quite satisfying to write in a genre you weren't entirely familiar with! I'm also working on a few short stories that I'm going to pitch to various places and a poetic epic, so it's been a productive and busy summer.

Radio silence to resume.

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Bianor Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Thank you for the fav+!
W-Lupus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Writer
You're welcome - keep up the great work!
introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014   Writer
Thank you for the watch! :la:
W-Lupus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Writer
You're welcome!
Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
While I certainly appreciated the cleverly constructed and satire laden argument (and argument within the argument) in your recent DD, I simply had to come here to express my immense joy in reading your responses to all of the comments you had gotten to. The patience you expressed, and the points you made, brilliant and beautiful.

I know this is a strange reaction, but thank you so much for representing the literature community and striving to help others as you did. You are truly awesome.
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