A Warning to my Readers

So, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, this story’s (working) title is Nothing but a Scary Story. Warren, being the main character, is going to have some stuff happen to him.

I feel the need to warn you that from this point on, the story will be taking a darker turn. Considering this is the Internet, I will censor some parts (for the sake of remaining political), but not everything will be removed from the story. Otherwise, there would be nothing to show you. This story will be examining the processes of developing Stockholm Syndrome and the obsessions of a stalker. If you want a lighter version, allow me to point you in the right direction.

If you feel that you would rather not read the story that is about to ensue (as it may be triggering to some), I am sorry and grateful that I had you for a reader thus far.

If you choose to continue, I hope you enjoy the read.

As always, criticism is welcomed and encouraged.

With that being said–

The Endless Waiting

Stephen King wrote (in his memoir on writing) that “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

I believe this can be applied to more than just beginning a story. It can be at the start of editing, the start of a relationship,  the start of a chapter of your life, or–

“Shut up, High School Musical!!!!”

Any way, the point I am trying to make is that I am truly sorry about this nearly year-long wait in between posts. I have experienced a lot of new starts this year, and editing has be pushed to a dark recess of my mind. As has this story, unfortunately.

I love Warren. Warren is probably one of my favorite characters I have ever written. He has been very patient with me through all of the terrible stuff I do to him, and through this year in limbo as he rots on my flash drive.

I hate that I have put this off so long. I feel that I have put this off almost too long, and I’ll continue this only for it to not be good enough. In this, I am challenging Stephen King. The scariest moment is, in fact, when you start again.

With this in mind, I will be continuing the editing process. I will post the next chapter as soon as humanly possible, and I will just have to continue from there.

I sincerely apologize for the waiting that I have put any of you through, and I am glad to have people that actually care enough to read my writing. I thank you, and Warren thanks you.

Preparing

Well, it looks to be about time. First, allow me to explain myself… This is my outlet for completing my writing project for a creative writing class. I’ve been working on this story for quite some time, and this class has put a flame under me to get it finished. Soon, I’ll be posting the first chapter of my novella Nothing but a Scary Story (which is nearly complete). I’m nervous and excited and all the other things that go along with sharing one’s brain child with the world.
I truly hope this is successful, but as long as someone finds my story and enjoys it, I will be happy.
Less than 24 hours to go now. I’ll see you all soon…