I don’t have too much to say. I’m going to have to put the blog on an indefinite hiatus. I still have ideas for it and I miss reviewing things at length here, but I’m not able to juggle running this as well as trying to make a living and working on my multiple writing projects.
I don’t know if you’ll even be surprised. This was a long time coming, I guess I was just in denial about not being able to handle so much at once.
I’ve unpublished The Nest’s Patreon and have reworked my Ko-fi to revolve around my solo writing projects instead. If you’d like to keep up with me or learn more about what I’m working on outside of the Shadows Series, you can follow me there. I’ll be posting publicly about my progress, but… Consider donating if you think these stories are interesting and you’d like to see them come out faster. Because as is, I need to prioritize making a living and… Writing, unfortunately, does not provide me with income. If you do, I’ll have some snippets and more detailed lore posted there for contributors only. So hey, you’ll get a little inside scoop on what it’ll all look like before it’s ever published.
And if you haven’t yet, consider checking out Shadows Rise. You can read it on our blog Written in Shadows, as well as on Royal Road. It’s an ongoing web serial that’s been running for almost three years. If you like character driven revenge tales, fantasy settings, assassins and found family, it should be right up your alley.
Also, I’ve been trying to read more and I do review what I read on my Goodreads. It won’t be the same as the blog, but… If you still wanna know what I recommend or not, it’ll be there. Also sometimes I post notes and highlights. I dunno, those might entertain you. lol
I’ve always been very honest about how things affect me. I still want to be creative and if I had the energy and mental capacity to do all the things I want to do, I wouldn’t be making this decision. The truth is I’ve been feeling my mental health dwindling considerably for the past two years and I don’t know if or when I’ll be able to find some stability again. Everything is stress right now and external factors just keep getting worse and worse.
Mentally, emotionally, financially (which doesn’t help with the other two) everything has been a struggle since early 2020. And ever since I’ve had to purge the Harry Potter content from this blog I’ve been feeling a certain way. Like so much of what I’ve done here is part of a slate I’d like to wipe clean. A person I no longer am and wish to not be associated with anymore. A very painful reminder, despite all the good it also contains. I’d like to curate what I want to remain on this blog and make a lot of changes I can’t make right now. The revamp I feel it needs won’t happen without a time investment I’m not able to put in at this point. So the next best thing for me, for now, is to lay it down to rest.
I’m sad about that because this place has seen me through a lot, but that’s also the reason I don’t want to keep it in the state it’s currently in, or continue to treat it as an afterthought because I can’t give it the attention it requires. It deserves better. Those of you who still care to follow me after all this time… You deserve much better than I can give right now.
So yeah. This is a goodbye. For now. I’m not sure for how long but I hope not forever. And if at any point in the past, oof, nine years this blog has been active you’ve appreciated the work I’ve put in here, consider checking out those links and supporting the work I’m currently doing elsewhere. Be it with a coffee or, just with a follow. I’ve never demanded anything from you other than a time investment and that’ll always be the case. Anything else is just a much appreciated bonus.
Yeah. I guess that’s it. I always say that I’ll see you next time, but… I don’t know when that’ll be and I can’t make any promises so, instead… Thank you. You’re all fucking wonderful. Every one of you; whoever you are.