|An update of sorts.
||[Aug. 1st, 2014|12:07 pm]
in bed with imagination.
|||||EXO - Miracles in December||]|
Hello, it's been a while.
I posted something similar here on my AFF page, though I guess this'll be a little bit more detailed because people on LJ generally read more. I haven't updated Seven Days in one and a half years, and I've been away from the fandom for that amount of time as well. So what's been happening in my life? Basically I got pregnant (lol), and had a baby. None of it was hush hush and I didn't take any pains to hide it, but we did get married, young love and all that - though not as young as most of the EXO fandom hahaha. I'm now the mom of a six month old baby boy who is frankly, pretty amazing. Every day I wake up and look into his eyes and I feel so incredibly fortunate to be blessed with this awesome, smiley, poopy little angel.
Life has been so busy that I just don't have the mental capacity to keep thinking about what to write. Writing Seven Days was a pretty intense process where all I could think about was what I was writing. When a chapter was almost finished, I would stay awake all night editing, formatting, and making sure it was perfect, publish it, then go to sleep and wake an hour or two later from the excitement of getting comments. It was pretty much all I lived for, and was exhilarating, but pretty unhealthy.
I haven't had much 'me' time at all in over a year, but recently I've managed to free myself a little more to the point where I can play games and do some stuff other than taking care of the baby and doing house chores. And that's when I looked at one of my bookmarks, which is Areumdaun's LJ and got a huge shock. She's one of the few writers whom I bother to look up, so it really hit me hard that she's left the fandom. Areumdaun left a huge mark on my writing; before reading her stories, the whole possibility of having a sense of humour in my stories was nonexistent to me. Moments Like These will forever be my favourite Baekyeol ever, and I'm not ashamed to say that the Baekyeol relationship in Seven Days was heavily influenced by it. Office Antics had me in stitches every time, and I feel sad that it was never finished, though to be honest good stories never are finished. They live on in our minds and hearts, and even if the author stops writing, we never stop wondering. When you read someone's stories, you kinda get a feel for what kind of person they are, and that knowledge along with the short conversations I had with her, are things I think are worth holding on to, because she was just so funny, and cool, and judging by her reasons for leaving the fandom, has a pretty good head on her shoulders.
I missed the window of time to get in touch with her, so if anyone who's still in contact with her could do me a huge favour and let her know that I would like to follow her new Tumblr page, please do so. Basically I'd hate to keep wondering what's going on with her life. It really sucks meeting someone whom you really like as a person, and then losing that forever to the vastness of Internet anonymity.
But back to me, and Seven Days, and that game fic that I started on, EXOPlanet Online. I might never ever get around to writing the game thing as a fanfic, because honestly it's something I would like to share with more people but can't because of the stigma associated with fan fiction. Or I might write it as a fanfic and then rewrite it for public consumption, I don't know.
Okay baby woke up so I'll make this quick. I am going to finish Seven Days. I'm not in too deep with the fandom and to be honest I never really was into shipping, and I don't think/know if the idols are actually gay and don't care. Seven Days was my way of sending out a message and I would like to finish that message. So be prepared for updates.
I'll be around. Expect updates. But not that soon. Because you know, baby.