So. I know it's been a while since my last update.
I apologize for that
I graduated from high school last year in June, so I attended college in September. College really
sucked away my time. I also lost a lot of inspiration to draw or write since I was constantly exhausted, but I do miss it all. It really was a lot of fun drawing and writing.
Recently, I started thinking about coming back to dA and working on all of my old projects again.
I can't really spend my time on all of them ( I really did have a lot of projects open at the time yeesh ;;; ) but, I want to work on the LoyalHopes again.
Now. About the LoyalHopes... At the time, I didn't really have a lot planned for it. I was honestly just going with the flow. I wrote whatever came to mind. But, I want to make it better. What I have written is...decent
, I'll say, especially given the fact that I was sixteen when I wrote it. But, my writing style has changed a bit since I've gotten older and I now realize that a lot of what I had was kind of...bad. So, I'm going to rework it a little. It'll probably be mostly minor changes, but you can expect it being an improved version.
Next, I was considering porting an original story I've been working on to here. Why? Well, deviantART is a lot more well-known than the previous site I was using for it. People will actually see my work. It's something very dear to me, since it's one of my first original stories ever. It isn't a fanfiction or anything like that.
It's something that's completely mine. The plot, the characters, the concept and ideas in it... They're all mine. I've worked on it for a year and a half now, I think.
So, I'd like for people to see it, to read it. To tell me if it's good or bad. To give me feedback.
I still haven't figured out a real title for it, but for now, the title is, "Major Arcana -birth-".
It's a supernatural/action/fantasy story that I'd like to be rated for everyone, but I realize I can't do that since it'll have a lot of darker themes that a younger audience shouldn't be exposed to yet. It'll probably be rated 14+.
Some of you may have seen this work online somewhere. I did post a little excerpt of it somewhere and hosted it on some website. I've had to rewrite it since then, however, since I didn't like how it was written. The first draft of the first two chapters was really awful. It was god-awful. The pacing was all over the place, the characters seemed fake, the plot was spiraling out of control... It was a real mess.
But what I have so far? I like it. I really do. So, when I have a good amount of it written, I'm going to start posting it here. If anyone would like to be a beta-reader, though, you're free to send me a note about it. If anyone wants to see a preview, you're also free to send me a note.
But for now, I'm keeping it mostly in my Google Drive until it's ready. I really do hope you guys enjoy it when I'm done.
I'm also considering turning it into a Webtoon when I'm finished, but if I do, I might need to hire someone to draw for me if my current artist or myself don't have the time to do so. You'll see more about that when the time comes. (My current artist is a very, very good friend of mine. She's in charge of character design and drawing a few scenes in the story.)
Welp, that's all I wanted to say. Sorry for rambling on so much, haha. This is something I was mulling over for a while, but I'm glad I finally made the choice to do it.
The last thing I'll say is...I'm back.