So I guess this note is a bit overdue.
My apologies about not getting it out sooner. This last week of school has been rather hectic, with my brother graduating and normal drama. But, as you can already tell, I took PBP down a few days ago. I know you guys asked me to keep it up and at least finish it, and I was going to comply at first, but I had a change of heart.
I'm no great author—I realize that. I'm trying to learn and correct myself with each word. My dream has always to publish, and I think it's really sick that some readers across fictionpress have the nerve to ridicule other authors who have decided to take down their work (plagiarized or not) because they don't want it to happen to them. Those readers who have said it's stupid to take down our work because it's not fair need to understand one simple thing: we're the writers. We created these stories. Of course we have the right to take these stories down when we feel threatened.
Someone pointed out that it's stupid for me to take down PBP because I'm going to lose my fan base. Do I care? Do a point, of course I do. But, in the end I'll know who my true followers are.
I'm not a grand writer, as I said before. And this place used to be the perfect place for feedback. But now, it doesn't feel safe to post something I've worked so hard on for so long. Many authors feel threatened because of these cases of plagiarism. And I applaud them for taking down their work. It is there work—their right to take it down. It's fair that they want a chance at getting published, and it's not fair that Myrika and many other authors have gotten their chances ripped away from them. It's sick.
I know I'm coming off as bitchy, but as of right now, I really don't care. Like I really don't care for those PMs that are telling me off and saying I fail and I'm not a great writer.
But I'm extremely thankful for those people who have supported me through and through. My heart goes out to all of you. I may not be posting my chaptered stories anymore, but maybe I'll post a oneshot here and there. You guys have made my run of fictionpress worthwhile, and I can't thank you enough for helping me grow as a writer.
As for Rayne, I'm not sure. I haven't gotten the chance to talk to xtristex about it. We'll come to a conclusion soon enough, though.
This probably isn't the most coherent rant, but it satisfies me. You can still follow me on Twitter and at blackcatbash(dot)livejournal(dot)com.
Thank you for understanding. My readers and reviewers have always meant the world to me, and I feel like I'm disappointing you, and I'm sorry if I am…but I feel like I need to do this.
And thank you to faith adeline, xtristex, and the shadows' sunrise. You guys have always been there for me and my writing. :) And, to my readers. I would love to thank you guys each individually!
I'll keep updating my account for updates on what's going on. Thanks for the amazing run, guys!