Some bad news · 11:08pm
Some of you guys may have realized that my recent story, "A Visit from Death" is no longer available and are wondering why. The truth is that I've scrapped the project. I know that some people may be upset about this, but I guarantee that you're not as upset as I am. And here's why:
When I first wrote the story, I had all these awesome ideas: Death was tired of her job, and wanted to finally be given the chance to be reborn, like all the other souls. She'd be sent after Twilight, who would cheer her up and give her new meaning to "live", so to speak. Death wouldn't complete the job, not wanting to take Twi from this world and would put in a last request that Twilight would be saved as long as she gives up her chance at rebirth. Death's superiors would pity her and give her the chance to be reborn, where Twi and Death would live together. Happily ever after, the end.
Originally, I loved the idea. It combined most of my favorite things together: The fact there was some kind of sentient being that ended us, the fact that even the immortal grow tired from their duties, and my hidden notion of being a hopeless romantic. But as I wrote the story, I couldn't seem to convey Death being tired of her job, instead I accidentally made her seem like a whiny runt. So I changed it. Instead of being tired of her job, Death would love her job, but is forced to quit. Honestly, I loved this idea so much more. I submitted the first chapter, which didn't really go into her character as much as it should have. I didn't expect much seeing as how my first story didn't get much attention, but I was okay with that. I knew that I had to earn that attention.
Imagine my surprise when I check my story before going to school and see 77 notifications in the course of only two hours. I was elated. I was so overjoyed that my story had been that good with only 1000 words. So I went to school feeling better then ever, getting at least 10 more notifications every few minutes, eventually getting featured. My second story ever got featured. Being 17 and kind of a hermit, I didn't have much to do after school. With over 5 hours I could devote completely to my story, I quickly set to work and got a decent amount of the story done. Not wanting to publish a chapter with a ton of mistakes, I figured I'd take the next few days to proofread the story.
Slowly, I started to hate my story. I don't really know why, but I did. The more I re-read the story and the more I wrote, the hate only increased. I honestly think I'm not capable of writing a continuous story. Having to base the next chapter off of the previous ones is too much for me to handle. Also, the pressure of writing a story good enough to keep up my featured status was too much for me. I know it's pretty silly and childish, but I couldn't cope with it. I started second guessing all my re-writes and changes I made, until I finally got tired of it and deleted it.
I know some people were really excited for it, but I just couldn't continue it. Who knows, once my writing gets better I might bring up this idea again and continue it. But until then, I'm sticking to one-shot stories.
Once again, I'm sorry I had to scrap this story. I'm truly disappointed in myself for not handling this better, and for ending this story before I got all my amazing ideas out.