Alright, I shoulda known it’s been too long since this question came up. Time to clear a few things in the air again.

First off, the other AUs are not to be confused with ‘side projects.’ I might consider a prompt a side project, or these asks. But the AUs are fully fledged stories that we put a lot of time and effort into and I will not accept them being sidelined.

For example, BA is at its tenth story.

We are currently writing the sixth part of BL with plans for plenty more.

These stories are actually going to be longer than the majority of stories in BA, since I have fantastic support and a great writing partner now. The ideas continue to flow and haven’t stopped.

On the subject of BA, since this one is a little more tender for myself.

During the fall, I had a falling out with my editor. I don’t like to spread anything, so the full story won’t be told. It boils down to the fact that they wanted to tell me what to write for stories I had already envisioned and they helped find a monster to fit the part. When they started to poke and prod for information on what I was writing constantly, not to mention wanting to tell me what to write, I had to tell them to stop, and later broke things off completely from what was becoming a toxic friendship.

Because of this, I hit the dreaded wall of writer’s block.

I’ve since recovered (mostly) from it, but BA is not being written as fast anymore. So though I do continue on with my planned storyline, I will not be able to support a chapter a week.

Also, I work a high-stress, full time job. Having more than one story posting at a time was a drain for me. Which is why after LoS is complete, we will not be switching back. The entire point of me switching to one story at a time was to reduce the amount of stress I have at home while I’m doing what I love. Don’t expect this to change.

The poll goes up tomorrow, so know that the story that is voted in will be what is posting next. Choose wisely, and know that many weeks of love and work went into them, just like for BA!

—Also, if anyone knocks @neonthewrite‘s efforts for these stories, please remember that she puts just as much work into them as I do, and her characters were invited in by yours truly.

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I’m glad you enjoy my stories and my take on the Winchesters.

If you want to ‘get back to Supernatural,’ on the other hand, and don’t like the way the story is going, I recommend you tune in tonight and watch the new episode. At the end of the day, Brothers Apart is an AU and not actual Supernatural.

I write for enjoyment, and to relax. The fact that other people can enjoy what I write is a bonus. I love to share everything we do. As you can see, I don’t rp unless there are plans to post the rp. I have a high stress, full time job that consumes much of my life and I maintain the blog and write the stories to escape it.

Brothers Apart was derailed last year when I had a falling out with my editor. Because of this, half the stories I had planned for the series, including the one I was currently working on, were scrapped. That’s it. Scrapped. I’m still writing BA, and I still have many plans for it, but they are proceeding slowly.

Since that is going slow (too slow to keep up with a post a week after Lich is done posting), I figured people would enjoy the other stories we write. The other AU’s are exactly that – full fledged AU’s that we worked very hard on, and are excited to share. It’s disappointing to have them reduced to ‘side projects,’ especially since many are designed with supernatural style stories in mind, and are richer in content with the added input than any story I could ever come up with on my own.

From neonthewrite:

I was wondering if something like this would ever come in. Considering the crap that the various canon non-Winchester characters get from the fandom, it’s not surprising at all.

Not precisely sure what about my involvement offends, but I dunno what to tell ya, nonny. I enjoy writing with nightmares and her interpretation of the Winchester bros. has good chemistry with my own characters. As long as she’ll have me, I’m gonna keep writing with her. Like she said, we do this for fun, and we do it for ourselves.

It’s not a job and we certainly aren’t machines. We’re people. With, y’know, feelings and such. ‘,:T

For those of you who are enjoying yourselves, I hope you continue and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting a couple of stressed creators with your interest and kind words!