Right, hi.

It’s been a long while. I haven’t updated since August which is kind of scary. I have an excuse – several, in fact, although I don’t think any of them are good enough.
To be honest, I’m just not creative enough for writing at the moment. I just have no desire to continue; it doesn’t mean that this story will never get finished, because it will someday, hopefully. But right now isn’t the best time.
Over a year ago now, I started writing this story and it still isn’t complete. I know that if I tried really hard and put everything into it then it could be finished by now and the sequel could have been started. That was my goal actually – to have finished INOIP in a year. It didn’t work out. I don’t know whether it was the two holidays in the summer or what but I came back and I couldn’t write. I lost it. Not like losing a skill but literally losing a desire. It would be so easy to get another chapter up as well ‘cos it’s written. It just needs editing. Maybe it was the whole massive edit thing that confused me. I rewrote one of the chapters from further back and then had to read through the following chapters to check it made sense. It all does now but it still hasn’t been posting. This is rather worrying. Nothing drives me anymore. You guys used to. My characters used to. Both still should but they don’t anymore. Well, that’s a bit strong. They do but only for a short period of time.
A lot of crap’s been going on in my life as well. If you follow me on Tumblr, you may know about this ‘cos I post all about my personal life on there. I won’t go into it now ‘cos you guys aren’t interested in that – you just want the story. I’ve also been getting shit loads of homework and coursework and I guess I’m a little stressed and it’s all piling up. You understand?
So, nothing’s being updated and I don’t know if it will be for quite some time. So I’ve decided to take the chapters which are already posted down because I feel really paranoid about having my work on the internet where it can be stolen. Before I could live with it ‘cos I was working on getting the story finished and then I was going to change it to a .pdf format so it couldn’t be copied but now that nothing’s going on, I know that it’ll be here and unprotected for a while and I don’t want to change it to another format whilst it’s unfinished. I may do soon but maybe not. So, as far as I’m concerned, this story is no longer in progress. It’s unfinished.
I’m really sorry – I know some of you really loved this story with a passion but the thing is… I don’t anymore, I don’t think. I’m sure I do but it’s deep down – further than I can reach. Hopefully I’ll be able to complete this one day but now’s not the time. So, I’m real sorry. If the drive comes soon then I’ll get writing again and you guys will be the first people to know. The site will stay up – after all, I put so much work into it – but the chapters will be taken down. I won’t delete them – I’ll just make them private for the time being and I’ll do the same to the ‘Read’ page too.
Sorry I didn’t write this post to let everyone know what was happening before. I just haven’t had the time until now really. I just want to say that I love you all and you’ve been very supportive but my time’s up for now.

If you want to stay in touch at all, come follow me on Tumblr; I’m themethaneskies. If you have any enquiries about the book at all, don’t hesitate to ask, either.

So, I’ll be back soon, maybe? I don’t know.
I love you guys.

Sammi.

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