An update! Yay!
All right. To date, I've put four stories up on the internet in varying degrees of completion: Deconstruct, a Memoir (29 chapters so far, estimated 50), Unquestionably Idyllic (one shot, completed), The Preferable Maiden Fair (3 chapters so far), and Butterflies & Machine Guns (2 chapters so far). Obviously, the one most people are most interested in is Deconstruct, and, also obviously, this is the only story completely unavailable on the internet right now. Yeah, I know some of you are cranky over that. Sorry. Here's my reasoning...
Concerning Deconstruct: I started writing it when I was 12 years old. I understand that most people are quite happy with it as it stands, but I honestly can't read the first 10 chapters without wanting to bang my head against a wall. For my age, I guess I was a decent writer, but I'm 15 years old now, and I have a different writing style and--at least I think--a richer understanding of what writing really is. That being said, I'm rewriting Deconstruct. I'm enriching the characters, the plot, adding and removing things, but keeping the same basic storyline. I imagine that this won't sit well with a few people; I apologize for any inconveniences this might bring about, but, I prefer the new version immensely and will not repost the old version. I understand if this angers people to the point where they refuse to read the new version, but please do give it a chance. I'll start uploading chapters regularly to our new archive (we're shooting for early August here) and will keep going until I'm back up to chapter 30. Until then, Deconstruct will not be posted anywhere, except with the possible exception of a teaser placed in here or on Portkey.org.
Concerning Unquestionably Idyllic: Eh. It'll have to be slightly rewritten because of Deconstruct's changes, but I will make both copies available online, and will try not to fundamentally change the writing style very much. Both versions will be posted on the new archive.
Concerning TPMF: Nope, I haven't given up on it. I just haven't updated it in a bit, partly because I'm lazy and partly because I'm waiting until the new archive comes up. It will be updated regularly again once the site is up. The first three chapters will remain as they are now, though perhaps with a quick beta session for silly mistakes, and new chapters will surface at some point. Most people don't like this as much as they like Deconstruct, but honestly, it has such a richer plot. Once I put up more chapters, hopefully everyone will warm to it. *shrug* To each his or her own, I suppose, but hey, I like this story. I like it a lot.
Concerning Butterflies: Pretty much the same thing as TPMF. Yes, the chapters will continue to be short. Every chapter is a vignette of sorts, and that's probably how it will be throughout the entire thing. I have no idea how many chapters it'll end up being, but it's fun to do when I'm bored or when I'm feeling angsty. Peh. I like this story, too, even though it's a lot more abstract than anything else I've ever written.
New Fanfiction: I have surprises, but nothing will be posted until the new archive is up.
And that's it for now. :)