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Alex Conall, social justice bard ([personal profile] alexconall) wrote2014-04-09 12:22 pm
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[personal profile] perfectworry, [personal profile] aldersprig, [personal profile] itsamellama, [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith, [personal profile] sharpeningthebones: I owe the five of you an apology. I promised you fiction in response to the prompts you gave for my October and December Fiction Fishbowls, I (explicitly, in words you saw) promised fiction to those of you who linked back to my fishbowl, and here it is April and no fiction in sight.

You may have noticed I have done no fishbowls since December. I've been feeling as though I am obligated to finish (okay, tell the truth, to start) the fiction I owe you before I attempt to collect prompts and crowdfunding money for new fiction. With your permission (especially [personal profile] perfectworry and [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith, because you two told me you linked to the fishbowls), I'd like a release from that obligation.

I'm not saying the fiction from your prompts will never appear; I don't like saying 'never'. I'm saying I'd like to do a fishbowl this weekend and my brain won't let me unless I can mark 'October Fiction Fishbowl story' and 'December Fiction Fishbowl story' x4 off my to-do list. (Funny things, brains.) I'm saying your prompts haven't inspired me—problem's on my end not yours, I don't doubt—and I'd like to try again with new prompts, new potential, new possibilities. I'm saying I'm sorry, and thank you, and please.
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[personal profile] aldersprig 2014-04-09 04:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Release granted! I've definitely had that feels.
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[personal profile] itsamellama 2014-04-09 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Absolutely no problem! :) Please go ahead. I have definitely been in that position myself and understand completely. (Also, it is not like you are contracted to give me something you so kindly offered w/o expecting anything in return from me, so!)

I hope your new fishbowl goes well!
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith 2014-04-09 06:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Wish granted! Sometimes ideas just don't grab you. I would enjoy seeing another fishbowl.
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[personal profile] sharpeningthebones 2014-04-09 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh hon, it's fine. <3 Do what you gotta do and fishbowl whatever you wanna fishbowl. I am totally fine waiting around or never getting it or whatever happens. <3333 No fretting allowed.
perfectworry: if you tame me it will be as if the sun has come to shine in my life (forty four sunsets)

[personal profile] perfectworry 2014-04-09 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course! It's not a problem. Sometimes a prompt doesn't "fit" you, and that's okay. You're a writer, not a writing machine.