Attention: READ THIS!
Okay, so after much thought, I have decided to stop posting Shadows of Life on Now, before you get all indignant on me, let me just say that this doesn't mean the story won't continue to be posted. I've set up a pretty little livejournal for the story and other creative works. To access it, all you have to do is go to this link:
http: may-be-calamity . livejournal . com/ (take out the spaces because FP sucks like that)
Reply to the first message so I can add you as a friend. That way you'll be able to see the chapters. Don't worry, the next chapter is currently un-friends-locked so that you won't have to wait to read it. When the next chapter comes, I'll change it over to friends-lock.
I'm doing this for several reasons, the primary of which being that I want to be able to publish it at some point. Posting it on the internet for all to see is regarded as self publishing and can reflect badly on my chances at real publishing. If I post in an environment that is limited access, however, it can be regarded simply as asking for advice and editing from "friends" which is not as bad. This way, I can also reply to commenters as they comment, instead of doing it all in one batch and often not having the time to do so. I care about you guys and I like hearing and replying to what you have to say. And lastly, I can post extra stuff like pictures of characters and hopefully have a more interactive environment. (Not to mention I might actually update quicker, since it's easier on the LJ…no promises though…)
I'll probably be taking all but the first 3 chapters and this notice down off fictionpress, but all the chapters have been backlogged on the livejournal so people on the friends-list will still be able to access them. I guess that's all for now! Hopefully I'll see ya'll over at the livejournal!