Hiatus

Hello, everyone. Sorry if you were expecting a real post. I just thought it would be fitting to do this on a Friday at noon. While it’s been a blast to run this blog for the last year, I think it’s time to take an actual break. Not sure how long this break will last. It’ll be long enough to build up an adequete backlog at my own pace, or possibly just indefinite. I might upload short stories and the like through the hiatus, but I make no promise on schedule. I think season one is a more than adequete ending for the series, if you feel you need such. If there is sufficient demand, I might write a new epilogue that ties things together rather than exposes loose ends.

Personally, if I had followed a blog this far, only to have it I’d want some kind of explanation, so I will do my best to provide one.

Firstly, season 2 has honestly been really hard to write. The ideas aren’t flowing like they used to, and I wasn’t able to work up any real backlog. I’m excited about broad ideas and characters, so I might come back to it, but I think I need to let this project cool off for a while.

Secondly, I’m in school. Without a backlog like I had before, it would be really tough on me to keep up with an upload schedule frequent enough for me to find it worth doing. On top of that, roundabouts mid season and onwards, my school schedules going to get way crazier. If I’m not feeling it, I won’t find time for it, and would inevitably sputter out mid season. I think that ending it at season one, if it comes to ending it, would be more satisfying than being halfway through a new season.

Lastly, views. Don’t take this as begging for more views, or accusing you of anything. I am owed nothing, I myself have had trouble keeping up with reading serials. However, honestly, basically nobody is reading. Now when I started this, I wanted to just have 5 people regularly reading my stuff, but I don’t even really have that anymore. If I felt like someone cared, I would be more hesitant about taking a break. However, given viewership, I have difficulty believing anyone does. If you honestly care, let me know. If sufficient demand is kicked up, the hiatus will likely be brief. Once again, not begging for likes, views, or sympathy.

Now, if you are interested or concerned in what will happen to the blog during the hiatus, it will stay up. I’m really proud of what I did, and have no intention to take it down. I might decide to drop the premium plan, or I might not. That’s something for me to think on during the hiatus. I very well might just throw some random short stories on here, as stated earlier. If you’re currently following, and actually like my stuff, probably worth staying that way in case. Additionally, not to keep plugging my twitter, but I plan to remain as active as I’ve ever been on there, if you would like to keep up with me.

Thanks for all of the words you’ve read of mine, and for being with me through my first completed project (I’m willing to call season 1 a completed project). I hope I’ll see you all again one day.

Looking Forwards

Hello all! This is the previously mentioned blog post, discussing things to come. Firstly, I just want to thank everyone for reading and sticking with me. 49 is a lot of posts, and 36,000 is a lot of words.

In regards to Earth 2, I’ve decided I will structure the plot in ‘seasons’, like a TV show. Season 1 will have its finale on part 50, and I’m planning on taking a short break between. This break will beĀ 1 month, and during it, I will still be uploading every Friday at noon. I will upload some one-offs, an epilogue, and maybe some other miscellaneous things. I plan to use the break to plan and build a backlog of posts for season 2.

Season 2 will be a continuation of the current story, much like you would expect from a TV show. It will have about 50 parts, but the parts will be longer.

Now, big announcement time. Not really, but it was fun to say. Little announcement: I am working on a full length novel! This will take place in a completely different world to Earth 2, with completely different characters. I’ll have more details when I’m a bit closer to being finished. If you’re curious, this will not affect the serial.

With regards to Season 1’s posts, I am hoping to conglomerate it into a novelette. I am as of yet unsure if I will be able to do that, but I’ll look into it. Regardless, as of right now, I don’t intend to do much editing on Season 1, so they’ll likely stay how they are. Let it serve as a barometer of my improvement as a writer.

I intend to write another summary for parts 26-50, once they’re completed, like how I did for parts 1-25. I also plan to go through, and mark some of my posts that stand particularly well on their own, so as to provide a better taste of my writing style, without the requirement of reading 50 parts.

Now, with all of that being said, thank you so much for all of your support. This blog has really grown, and I’m super proud of it. I really can’t thank you enough for reading.

Have a good weekend, and remember, the finale is next Friday, January 18th.

A Small Mistake

Hello! I’m writing to let you know that earlier in the season, I made a mistake. I intended to upload Part 18, but ended up uploading an old draft of Part 19! I discovered this while transferring the bulk of what I’ve written into Scrivener. Sorry for the mistake, but it was bound to happen eventually.

Here’s the link, if you care to read the new version!

Earth 2: Part 18

Month of Writing

Hello, all! This month, I am taking part in a challenge to write 10000 words in May. I plan to write a fair bit of backlog for Earth 2, but I will also likely write some other things. Earth 2 will continue to come out on Fridays, but I may post a few other things on no particular schedule. If you see something in particular that you like, let me know in the comments or the contact me page, I may do more of it.

Another fun thing about may, is that it’s my birth month! I don’t want to disclose a specific birthday, but it happens this month. Also happening in May is mothers day! No real relevance to this blog, just thought some of you could use the reminder. May 13th.

If you’d like more info about the writing challenge follow the link at the bottom of this post. Have a wonderful May, I appreciate your reading!

http://10kwordchallenge.com

Announcement

Hello readers! Today, I am planning on upgrading my WordPress plan, which would grant me a new URL. There will be a post coming later today, but as with anything, there is a chance that this could break everything, so if the site is out of commision that will be why.

 

Have a lovely day, Earth 2: Part 11 coming later today. (With the assumption that I don’t break the site and ruin everything.)

 

EDIT: Alright, the switch is done, the URL should just read cjaworks.com. May be somewhat finicky for the first few days, but it looks like everything is fine, and old links should redirect to the new URL.

I also now have a twitter, so you can follow that if you play the social media game, it should tweet when there’s a new post.

Regarding Part 3

Hey guys, so I’m not happy with how part 3 ended up, so I will be uploading a different part 3 when I can. I’ve had a pretty busy weekend and I’m just getting started, but I will try to hurry. For the record the original post will stay up, and there will still be a post this Friday.

Thank you so much for bearing with me, I will try not to make this too regular of a thing, but there’s enough that I want to change that I feel like this warrants it. I will also not be uploading too many posts that aren’t story, as I feel that is the point of this whole site, but I will upload necessary updates.