I cant call this an update seeing as that implies that I keep you up to date, and that further implies that I post often (or at least often enough). The truth is that I don't.
But boy do things change. I'm astonished really, that a silly little story I wrote nearing two years ago not only is still read, but has been read enough to earn me 60,000 views. Slower Lane was really just something for me to write between chapters of Alicorn's Pride, and in the end it's the one that people liked and noticed. Things don't exactly work out the way you expect.
I still get comments from time to time, showing up in my inbox, and it makes me happy since I see nothing but positivity directed at my, admittedly rather flawed, story. It warms my heart to know that something I made, I both finished, and was praised for, because that was a first.
Anyway, I'm getting away from the point I wanted to make. I haven't made any attempt to write a single chapter of anything in the longest time. I suppose I'm just prone to drifting away from things like that. It's happening to my tumblr as well. I'm just not finding myself connecting to anything MLP related these days. I didn't care to watch, or care for Season 3. My interest shifted to other shows, other things and other facets of my life. What used to be a daily happening, logging into Fimfiction is these days a rarity. What used to be my day to day, is now a passing fancy every other month or two. I suppose I'm the sort of person who would call it abandoning my readers, but that sounds pretentious when it's put to words.
Whatever way you look at it, the spark is gone. I had a window of opportunity to write something complete about these pastel equines, and I did. I'm happy I did. I still enjoy the quality of work and the dedication of the fandom, and I still wear my Brony wristband, but I find myself less willing to define myself as a Brony these days. I'm no more only a fan of MLP than I am only a fan of any other show; and there are many.
But still, 60,000. If you're reading this, chances are you played a part in that number. Good for you. You made me feel accomplished, and I cant ask for more than that.
So while this isn't anything definitive, I would advise all of you to not hold your breath and expect to hear from me again. I loved the days I spent salivating over every word all the amazing authors on this site put to print, but that's not me anymore. I loved reading every single comment on every one of my fics, and basking in the warm glow of that growing view count, but those days are past. I loved that summer, and following year I spent living, breathing and enjoying everything pony, but I don't draw that same light of joy these days. Things are a little more muddled now, and I find myself a little less clear in what I want.
I just wanted to extend one final 'Thank you' to all of you. You made a year of my life shine much brighter with your endless kind words. I've thanked you in passing before, but I wanted something a bit more final. Thank you all. I enjoyed writing it as much as I enjoyed reading your comments.
P.S. yes this does mean that most likely, none of my stories will ever be finished. So to the few fans of Alicorn's Pride and Unexpected Home, I apologize, and extend the offer to any interested writers to have at it. Consider those already written chapters to be public domain. If you're desperate to see those tales end, and you have the drive to continue to spin the yarn yourself, the stories are yours.