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TUtN Update

Mon Oct 23, 2017, 12:01 AM
Hello lovely readers and watchers,

First of all, YES I am still working on the next chapter of To Unravel the Night! These past few weeks have been...rough. Not because anything particularly bad has happened, but because I'm experiencing a relapse of depression. This last week especially was difficult...I had a couple of the worst episodes I've experienced in a long time. I'm doing better right now and I'm getting the help I need - first appointment in that series is later this week.

So, the next chapter is delayed, mostly due to mental health. The other reason is a much more pleasant one: with the better days I've had, I've been working on the overall plot, figuring out where everything is going, fleshing out some ideas, planning for things to's something I should've done a while ago,  back when I first took the story into AU territory. Oh well - doing it now, and I'm eternally grateful for all of you who've stuck with the story this long and given me so much encouragement to continue! You make me want to be a better writer and live up to your expectations.

I got a good amount of both plotting AND writing done today, so I'm hoping to have Chapter 96 out within the next week. Thank you for your patience, and wish me luck as I get myself back to a more balanced state overall.

Final note: if you think you're dealing with depression, or something like it...don't hesitate to get help, be it a therapist, a doctor, a religious or non-religious counselor...One of the worst parts of depression is the shame and guilt over not being able to deal with it yourself, but if you don't get help or you keep trying to hide it, it becomes overwhelming. I'll admit: I've been dealing with Clinical/Major Depression for well over a decade, and I STILL have to be reminded that it's not a logical thing, that it's not something to be ashamed of, that it DOES have medical roots and medical consequences if I don't address it. So...don't hesitate. Don't procrastinate because you think you just need to "tough it out" until it passes. Let yourself get help.

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  • Watching: Berserk (1997? series)
  • Eating: Leftover jambalaya
  • Drinking: Ninkasi Sleigh-er Ale


So I started working on an in-depth profile for Kaiya...then realized that any time I hit "backspace" Stash was deleting ENTIRE SECTIONS of the thing. WTF?!
And now that I said that chapter is almost done...well, I'm trying to figure out the whole plot right now, and it's taking up what creative space my brain currently has. Next chapter is going to take a little more time, but I think the result will be better for it - for one, I'll actually know what's going on :P
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Chapter 96 is ALMOST DONE! Just have a couple more scenes to write up :) 

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LacrimareObscura Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks a lot for faving my custom background! :D
kitsmits Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure - it's gorgeous, I'd love to use it :)
LacrimareObscura Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Glad to hear that! x3
This was a commission so I would feel bad to make someone pay and others use it for free.
But I set down the download price, so if you want you can use it. ^-^
Grimmijaggers Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! I really appreciate it! :heart:
kitsmits Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure ^_^ We creators have to support each other!
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