I know I have bad writing habits. I rarely finish any of the stories I start, and I start less than half the for which I have ideas. It's defeatist, as I know I'm letting myself down, but it's reality. A lot of it has to do with limited time. Between work and other responsibilities, I'm not left with much to myself, nor is my first instinct to sit down and crank out a story. I wanna relax. I wanna unwind. I don't wanna wrack my brain or plan out a new chapter. And that's where Internment, Umbra, and Chronicles of Iron have all failed.
They weren't planned, for one thing. Not one of them. Every bit of them was instinctual, spur-of-the-moment passion. I'd thirst for words, and I'd dip the bucket into the well just enough to take a drink. Then I'd set it aside until I got thirsty again. That's really the best way to describe it. I don't exactly thirst for those stories anymore, either, which means they'll likely never reach a conclusion, not even Umbra with its sixteen chapters.
Instead, I'm brainstorming a new PokéFiction story. This one, I'd like to pursue to completion, however I won't guarantee anyone anything. I will be plotting quite a bit of this one, and really trying to map it out, which I think could benefit me. Who knows? I guess we'll see.