I’m still alive

Well, figures that I might as well post a status update here at the very least.

It has been an incredibly stressful and busy past few years for me, trying to hop from job to job, to COVID having me unemployed for the greater half of the year, to finally returning to full time work, to even more things going on. I’ve been utterly jam packed with real life, it’s been really hard to sit down and just, find a good reason to right.

With everything going on and a plethora of self esteem and motivational issues involving my writing, the most I’ve gotten are various drafts for continuations to Congeria stories, and drafts for a brand new world and set of stories altogether. Yet I can never find the motivation to sit down and just write it out. Deep down, I do wanna hear feedback about what I write, if anyone is reading. The only thing more fun than writing to me, honestly, is watching people get invested and excited for a next chapter, or for what will happen next in a story.

With life starting to settle down, someday I might return to writing. The closest to a complete project is a bit of a sequel story to Congeria, sometime further down the line of Joy and Simon’s story. It’s just a matter of trying to convince myself I’m good enough and worth putting my work out there.

For those of you still subscribed to my site and reading, and anxiously awaiting any continuation, please do let me know if you’re there. It’s just nice to know that people want to read what I’m putting out.

Update once more

Happy 2020 everyone!

I’m sorry for my lack of writing as of late… I’ve hit some serious humps in almost every area when it comes to my own writing. I’m working a second job, I’m finding myself at a terrible loss of motivation, my depression is hitting hard, and much more going on. I barely have any time to think of what to write, let alone the motivation to continue.

I’ve still renewed the payment for the site so everyone can still browse it ad-free, but I’m not sure if I’ll put anything new up anytime soon. If any of you do want to see more, please do speak up! Feedback of any kind is too few and far between, and I do seriously appreciate any bit of vocal enjoyment of my work. It helps motivate me a lot

Take care, and hope you all have a good decade!

To new visitors!

I noticed a sudden influx in visitors today and decided to write a quick update post for yall!
Welcome, hope you enjoy the stories. As for updates, I’ve been pretty busy with real life. I’m working two part time jobs and attempting to keep up with classes. I’ve been pretty exhausted mentally and only find the energy to write once or twice a week as of late. Hopefully with a bit of luck, I can start writing more in the future!

An update on the state of writing

So it’s been almost a good few months of inactivity and I figured I SHOULD post some kind of update.
First, I’m still alive, and I’m not finished with writing. I’m simply MUCH much more busy than I anticipated. I’m working retail alongside night classes at school so it leaves me little time to even process ideas. With summer coming up, I should hopefully have more time to sit down and focus.

Regarding Congeria, I’ve been thinking on and off how to continue but can’t find any good idea that sticks just yet. So I might be writing a few short story ideas I had inbetween to try and take a SHORT break from Congeria writing. I’ll try and get on that bi-weekly schedule to write when I’m writing, I just need a lot more future planning for where to go with the story.

Hopefully that answers most of the questions I expect people to have, please comment if you have any other! I’ll be glad to respond. Hope y’all do well!

Update: Work and School

So figured I’d write a quick thing here

With the spring quarter starting up, my time to work has kinda drastically decreased. Some days I’ll be at both my job and school, resulting in me spending almost 12+ hours away from home for around half the week, with the other half dedicated to catching up on homework. I’ve been rather exhausted as of late from all the work, and hitting some serious motivational humps regarding my writing and hope for readers and such

The long story short is, I can’t really guarantee a proper schedule anymore given all these factors. I can only really upload stuff when I can. Just wanted to update all my followers here, and I hope you all won’t mind

Don’t worry, I’m still alive!

Hey everyone, sorry for the long absence of work on my site. As of late, I’ve been absolutely hunkered down with work and essays at school. I’ve been edging at the next chapter to Joy and Simon every now and then, but I’m barely finding time to work amidst everything else going on in life.

I don’t update much here, but I do have a twitter I’m active on, so do follow me there if you want to stay up to date with my stuff!
Here’s the link: https://twitter.com/BenFishLit

Hope you’re all having a good week!

Boosting reader interaction

So I was curious with the increase in viewership the last few days thanks to Sheepapp, I’ve been trying and hoping to interact more with my readerbase. Does anybody know of other good ideas? I mostly just hope they comment and respond, but I’m not getting any feedback or responses or whatnot to my writing at all