Friday, April 3, 2009

Hiatus

Magician's Integration is on indefinite hiatus. Sorry.

16 comments:

Rodger Bettis said...

I hope your OK. I enjoyed your writing quite a bit, and I am sad to see this happen. I was hoping this was an April Fools, but it is posted on the wrong day :(

sirsteven said...

I am sorry that you won't be writing for awhile. I really love the story.
I hope everything is ok for you and yours.

Anonymous said...

I, too, want to add my well wishes. I hope whatever is stopping you from writing is nothing bad, and that you can continue soon; I greatly look forward to the continuation of the story. Thank you for publishing what you have - it has already brought me great pleasure to read.

Carl said...

I second (3rd? 4th?) that. I was heartbroken when Merger halted after the killing, and temporarily very happy when the story reincarnated as Integration.

For what it's worth, I had the impression the story was really picking up steam again and progressing realistically and logically; both the style and the plot were getting better, IMO. This makes me even more eager to read more.

Whatever the holdup, I join in the best wishes for its reason to go away.

Anonymous said...

well, you went on hiatus at almost the same tyme the sahunter took paused on her new story... (scary mary 2)

she's back now, so you can start up again as well :P

-Father "The wishful thinker" Tyme

Stig Hemmer said...

I have been reading both MM and MI the last few days.

I loved MM. Utterly. Well written, interesting people, interesting world, exciting story. All the parts of a good novel.

MI has all that, except for the story. It is too much of an epilogue for MM. It is still a very enjoyable read, but not quite as good as the original. (The doom of all sequels)

I suspect this is the reason for the hiatus?

The interaction with Alanna shows promise, it feels like the beginning of a new great story. However, getting there took too long.

I am not a writer, but I will nevertheless offer some unsolicited advice. In my defence, I am a very experienced READER.

It may sound brutal, but I think you should ditch this half-novel. It does not work.

However, you don't need to start from scratch! You have a well crafted world, a good set of characters and even some prose that can be reused. Feel free to copy-paste parts of this work into the new one where they fit.

Just, this time, have some idea of which story you are going to tell before starting.

I hope this advice is more encouraging than the opposite.

Your fan.

Anonymous said...

come back soon, this is a great story!

The Hoffman said...

I still have this page bookmarked, I still check in from time to time.

I'd love to see this story continued.

Unknown said...

I'd love to see the story continue, and hope it will someday, but that's entirely up to you - you're doing us a favor by posting it.

Thanks for what you've posted so far, and best wishes on whatever you're currently busy with.

The Hoffman said...

Just checking in again.

Anonymous said...

I too am just checking in. Please, if you'll not continue this story, let us know it's dead.

xaiverphoenix said...

checking in again to see if it's still going.

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Steve Hoffman said...

Checking in, roughly once a year, this will be year three. This story is great and could go interesting places, it's sad to see that it hasn't yet.

Anonymous said...

Checking in after... 6 years. Sad to see it was never finished. Hope you're doing well.

Anonymous said...

Just want to let you know you still have fans out there! I hope you finish the story some day soon. (If you do, I will buy you a pizza.)