Post by Warrior of Aror on Nov 8, 2019 18:06:07 GMT
17 months have come and slipped away on the wind since I heralded the completion of the third draft. Now, old and grizzled, weary of the world and self-critical, I see the plans I laid were laid on shifting gravels.
Alas, three weeks became a year and a half. This month marks the fourth year since the advent of this novel. It is not yet finished. I question if I've strayed too far from this project that I love to be able to finish it with the care and intention that it deserves.
"But," comes a call to my heart in the silence. "You tell stories for the hope that they may bring delight: warmth to cold embers, a voice to forsaken places, light to those on stormy seas. You do this in the chance that it may be there for others who need to know they are not alone, nor without hope. You do this to bring beauty to one who has forgotten it, truth to one who has rejected it, and goodness to a soul which hungers for it. But the first of these works is for you. The stories you tell are so that you might remind yourself of the hope yourself, for it is you who needs to hear it most. The story is a stone of reminder: Don't forget the hope."
I don't want to ever again lose the joy of stories, reading or writing them. Once in a while I just have to point myself back to a remembrance of what makes them so good.
Dmitri Pendragon: Elytra: Wait, it's actually referring to the oldest post on the Underground? (I never did chase that down in fact…)
Nov 27, 2019 19:32:25 GMT
Leilani Sunblade: Rose: Welcome to Whitehall/the new Underground! Glad to see you found your way here. As Elytra said, the riddle's pointing towards the old site and, specifically, a scavenger-hunt type game that WTB and CH set up when they first released the book
Nov 28, 2019 21:11:04 GMT
Leilani Sunblade: Sadly, the game is over, but we still have fun here.
Nov 28, 2019 21:11:16 GMT
Warrior of Aror: Let us sit round the hearth and tell stories of the lives we have lived these past moons! I myself have been working at a grand theater telling Bible stories from behind the scenes.
Feb 29, 2020 1:44:51 GMT