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This is an excellent chapter. :D I love the tension you've got building between these two (I still think it's hilariously unfair to Conn...

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So, first poll: Would anyone be interested in reading and critiquing the prologue of my original story? 

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1 deviant said Sure!
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No deviants said Hell yes!
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No deviants said Uh, sure, why not?
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No deviants said I guess?
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No deviants said Ew. Gross. Please don't.
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No deviants said Heck no!

The Great Debate: 6-18-2016.

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:01 PM
  • Listening to: Band of Brothers Soundtrack
  • Reading: The Name of the Rose
  • Watching: Agent Carter
  • Playing: AC: Syndicate
  • Eating: Nothing at the moment- I'm being good!
  • Drinking: Tea.
Well, folks, it's been a long haul. (It usually is, between journal posts.) In the interim between now and the last time I put anything personal on this site, several things have happened.

Firstly, I discovered that my job was Hell. It's truly amazing, how a single person in a position of power can raise your stress levels so high as to give you panic attacks, when you have never had them, before, in your life. Seriously.

Secondly, I quit my old job, gave them the proverbial finger, and started working at my current job. I now work as a secretary at an interpretation/translation/instruction agency, and I absolutely LOVE it. It's so rewarding, to be able to do a job, interact with people, and know that you're valued. Huge self-esteem boost, too, because I'm constantly reminded that I am, in fact, an intelligent human being who actually completed a rigorous College career. I get to speak in Spanish to people nearly daily, and French and Italian, as well. Recently, I took an afternoon to familiarize myself with the bare-bones basics of Romanian, and now I am able to read it, to the extent that I can garner the basic gist of an article. I also have begun teaching myself Russian, and have nearly memorized the Cyrillic alphabet.

Yeah, ego-boost.

The biggest change, however, has come in the form of a renewed interest in the original novel that I have been writing, and rewriting, since 2012 or so. (Funny, I can't actually remember when it was that I began writing it. Sometime after 2011.)

So, now we come to my Great Debate: Should I begin putting the initial chapters up, to see what sort of reaction I garner, or should I keep it to myself, to prevent it being stolen?

I mean, I haven't personally had anything stolen (that I know of), but I've seen it happen. This is my baby, my brain-child, my own, my preeeeeeeeeeeeciousssssssss. If it were to be stolen, or the concept to be hijacked before I could publish, that would be the end of my writing career as I know it. I don't often have original ideas that I think could be good, or worthwhile. There's a reason why I haven't made a career out of writing professionally. I'm too much of a perfectionist. It's a hobby and a passion, but I would never be able to keep a deadline.

So, that poses the question: Should I risk it, and see what people think? or should I play it safe, and keep stumbling blindly along? What do you think?

(I made a poll, too. Yay, me!)

Thanks!

This is the Mage, signing off at oh-dark-stupid. Sweet dreams!

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Ang-James Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work!
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Thank you very much! :D
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Thanks for the fav
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You're very welcome!
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Happy Birthday from a fellow February baby!  Though, I'm the 6th. :giggle:  I hope you have a wonderful day! <3
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ElvenWhiteMage Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Happy birthday to you, as well! I haven't been on in a while, or I'd have wished you a happy birthday on your actual birthday. :3
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Thanks a bunch for the fav! Much appreciated! :D
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You're welcome! :)
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:)
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:hug: :cake: :party: Happy Birthday :party: :cake: :hug:
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