Hello all~ As evident by the title of this post, it’s my blogiversary 🙂
I created this site on November of 2012 (I know… eons ago) but I didn’t officially start using it until April 30th of this year, so today marks six months.
It’s quite a milestone considering I’m pretty bad at committing to things XD so I thought I’d make this special post to share some info and pictures while also saying thank you.
Most of you probably already know this but bear with me as I reiterate it~ I initially intended for this to be a platform to re-post all of my old stories, because frankly they took forever to make but I was surprised to see so many people still writing their own stories and reading others – despite having not opened the game since around 2013-ish I got drawn back into the world of simming seeing the lively atmosphere.
It’s no secret, especially if you read my old stuff, that I’m a sucker for the cliché, so looking over my more ancient pieces made me cringe a bit at times; I had fun reading through them as I posted them nonetheless – I had actually forgotten what happened in some of them.
The first piece of simlit I actually published was called The Sleepover, about – you guessed it – a sleepover. This was the actual description I had posted when it was published:
“All the cuties of school are invited to the hottest slumber party of the year, but at what price?… This is no ordinary party and true horrors are unraveled at Katie Holmes’s house. 8 girls, one house, all alone…”
Haha, I think you’ll understand why I decided not to repost it here after seeing that description alone :p
The response it got when I posted it at the time inspired me to keep writing. I had never finished it – what a shocker 😛 – but had gotten about six chapters in before feeling inspired to start another story, haha.
Here is the full list of all the sim stories I’ve ever written in the order I’ve published them, as well as how far I had gotten in writing them:
[the bolded ones are the one’s I’ve re-posted here]
- The Sleepover (6 chapters)
- Seaview High (5 chapters)
- Love Pain (2 chapters)
- Love Triangle (3 chapters)
- Picture Perfect (4 chapters)
- Gifted (intro)
- Livin’ Life (a standalone short story post)
- Love Quest [re-named Harmonious] (7 chapters)
- With All My Heart (3 chapters)
- Standing On My Own (18 chapters)
- Broken (18 chapters)
Having read that, you’ve probably noticed three things: 1) I tend to drop what I’m doing and start anew when I’m inspired, 2) I like the word love, and 3) I can never get past chapter 18 of my longer stories XD
Can you believe there are even a few stories that have never have seen the light of day, one such story was – going to be titled – Lifeline, a screenshot of which can be seen below, I won’t even bother attempting to share the plot as I hadn’t even finished developing it when I scrapped it and began working on With All My Heart.
I shall now share the other covers from the few stories I have chosen to not re-post here, I was thinking of posting some mini synopses and extra screenshots, that way they aren’t enshrouded in complete darkness forever, but this post will probably get too long if I do that, so maybe another time. Enjoy~
As for the other stories, I’ve re-posted them here. Since starting this blog the first new piece of simlit I’ve created since 2012, when I posted the last chapter of Broken, was The Elite. So the grand total of all the stories published here was brought up to four.
I was really hopeful that I’d manage to break that eighteen-chapter curse and finish the story, but as you know from my hiatus/update posts (here) my computer crashed and I lost all of my game files and screenshots.
Which brings us to the present with Sight. My new attempt at writing and second new story since all of the older ones I’ve worked on. I really hope *fingers crossed*I mange to finish it – especially since I have such lovely online friends and readers swinging by to like and comment, I feel a sense of responsibility to see it through to the end.
And as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve decided to challenge myself this time around and not use first person to write – which I’ve done for all of my previous stories – whilst also dabbling in the realm of the supernatural.
(re-posting this shot because it took forever to capture Lacy in the mirror XD and I love how it came out)
I wanted to push myself and step out of my comfort zone to make something I’m proud of and can enjoy looking back on down the line. (Not implying that I’m not proud of what I’ve done thus far, because I am.)
Thanks for reading this, and thanks for reading my work in general. If you are doing anything for Halloween tomorrow, enjoy. And if you plan on sticking at home eating chocolate anyway like myself – enjoy that as well.
It’ll be interesting to see where we all are in another six months time~
Take care, and happy simming!