The End of an Era

Once again, this is not an update, but, rather, an announcement.

If you’ve been coming to this site for any length of time, I’m sure you’re aware of how the updates have slowed down over the last few months/years.  It’s been especially slow lately.  I have been busy with real life, of course, but I won’t make any more excuses.  The truth is that I just haven’t had the motivation or inspiration to write.

This has been going on for awhile.  It’s evident in the lack of updates on all of my stories.  Guilty Roads hasn’t been updated in I don’t even know how long.  The Harry Potter crossover that was I so gung-ho about around this time last year hasn’t been updated since.  Even the collaborations I was so into have fallen by the wayside.

It is with a heavy heart that I admit defeat and officially announce that I am taking a hiatus from writing fan fiction.  I will continue to contribute to 00Carter and help Rose finish Song for the Undead because I owe her and my other co-writers that much, but for the time being, I will not be updating any of my other projects.  I want to use this time to focus on my personal life and other creative endeavors, without the pressure of any unfinished novels or a website waiting to be updated.

Lately, whenever I think of this site or the stories on it, I get a sick feeling in my stomach because I know I’m letting you down.  Take today, for example.  It’s April Fool’s Day, and I ALWAYS do something to the site or write a joke story for April Fool’s.  In twelve years, I have never failed to produce an April Fool’s prank.  But this year?  I got nothing.  It hit me this weekend as I was scrambling to come up with an idea, knowing I had no time and even less inspiration to get something done.  And that’s when I knew… this is the end.

I’ve always vowed I would never be one of those writers who just falls off the face of the internet and disappears, never to update her stories again, or worse, the one who removes her stories without warning first.  I promised I would at least warn you and let you know what was going on.  So now that that time has come, here it is.

I will not be removing my stories, and I will continue to pay for my domain so my site can stay online.  I don’t want Dreamer’s Sanctuary to disappear completely.  I’m also not going to say that I will never write again.  I hope that, after taking some time off, I will rediscover my love of writing.  I would love to explore other fandoms, such as Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, and Tetris, as well as original fiction.  And who knows, maybe one day I’ll even come back to BSB and finish some of the unfinished stories I’m leaving behind.  But for now, it’s time for me to say goodbye.

Thank you for all the support over the years!

Signing off,

Julie

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