I just realized I am a terrible person because I haven’t answered this yet!
At the time I was feeling down and didn’t really have a lot of oomph about my progress and didn’t want to be a downer. (Too late.)
But I did - and still do - appreciate that you took the time to send this. It helped a lot and gave me a wee bit of pep to maybe get off my butt.
I’ve hit a serious lull this year, an unexpected one at that, and have increasingly stressed myself out for not producing as much content as I did year one of writing. I don’t think I’ve even matched year two at this point lol.
But. I’ve finished a fic tease that’s going up this year. I’ve almost got my Mitchsen oneshot done. And I have it in my head to really try and finish Gears before the end of the year. It’s been long enough and really there’s only 2 chapters so what’s my problem.
(I can’t write smut anymore is my problem, I’m broken.)
Then hopefully I can start the year fresh and work on my rewrite of PP2 with other oneshots or things mixed in.
I love Gears, so much more than I thought I would when I started it. It makes me happy when other people do too, since it’s a Staubrey story and gets less love than the others. They deserve their happy ending and who knows. Maybe I’ll get around to writing the sequel that lurks in the back of my mind, takes place a year or so later and would put the 4 of them together like they’re insisting is endgame.
Thank you again for reaching out, it does mean the world. I hope you and yours are safe in the chaos that is life.