First, I’d like to say that I appreciate everyone’s feedback on my previous thoughts and writing debates. It means a lot to me to hear your thoughts and ideas, no matter what they may be.
I’m trying not to let my grumpy old writer come through as I write this post, but I’m also going to be honest in my approach. I’ve gotten a good deal of mixed feedback – some who are open to the changes I propose, others who seek to preserve Dreigiau as it’s been for so many years.
I understand both views. I’m a reader and a fan of stories, too. I know what it feels like when something you’ve cared about for a long time gets a reboot or major changes. It’s exciting on one hand, but on the other, it’s human nature to compare it to the only version you’v ever known. I’ve been a disappointed fan in the past, no matter the good intentions a creator has in changing their world and works.
I don’t want to be that kind of creator. Even if I’m suffering creator’s regret on some of the choices I made when writing Dreigiau in the early days. It is a product of youth and the spontaneity that writing for NaNoWriMo begets.
However, the overwhelming message I’m hearing is that a revision/rewrite is overall not desired, especially by long-term readers.
Here’s where I’ll be blunt, so please don’t see this as rude. I’m not a student as I was back when I started undertaking such a huge writing project long ago. I only have so much time to allot to creative projects (and much of that goes to Wayrift already). So, as I get older, I don’t have the time nor the creative energy to put into a project that folks see no need for.
I’d much rather focus what time I do have into other projects such as Runne, and eventually Nefol (we have so many plans for that). Perhaps the world building I wanted to fold into Dreigiau can find a home in the Nefol story instead.
So to sum things up: Based on what I sense from feedback, I’ve decided to put aside the Dreigiau re-write. Thanks again for your thoughts and support!