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I am here to announce that With Fire in the Night as a project is officially dead.

For four years off and on, I've worked on it. I'm proud of the fact that I wrote a whole draft of a book before even leaving high school. I'm even more appreciative of how writing a book has improved all my writing—including, ultimately, the very book in its later revisions.

But writing what used to be called River Cats and Curtains of Smoke is emotionally taxing. It continually reminds me of how I used to be a different person. I've changed. We've all changed. At least one of the most important people in the project's history is now out of my life. I have different priorities, do different sorts of writing. What I've already done with this book is charged with the emotions I had in 2012 and 2013, things I cannot relate to now.

I want to thank those who have followed me in the last four years over the course of this project. I still remember being hesitant to begin writing. I watched as people like samoholic and others (you know who you are) pushed me to become a better writer. Soon, instead of writing 350-word chapters they were longer: 1000, 1500, 2500. I met SunetteTheWolf here, and she changed the direction this book took for the better. Your support was crucial to the success of this project. But it got harder and harder to rewrite this book without being emotionally spent. There are other things I would much rather write these days.

You probably won't see much from me on DA in the long term. My graphic design work, which has thrived in the last year as I've picked up new clients and techniques, is on Behance. My writing is about other things and can be found at one or two other places. All of it is under my real name.

But thanks to DA, this book project and especially AzurikTheWolf, I became a writer. And a darn good one, at that.

Signed,
Mystic Cheetah

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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s :D
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Mystic-Cheetah Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
And thanks for the llama! (I know, I'm reticent to plow through my DA messages)
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Detalliny Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch!! :D
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Mystic-Cheetah Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
No, thank you! :)
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Sgt-T-Shock Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Writer
Raymie! How have you been doing? :D
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Mystic-Cheetah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I'm doing well!

It has not been apparent from DA but I actually have written four more chapters, 3 through 6. Unfortunately I am in dire need of a new editor (when a certain partner and I split last year that was the biggest gap), so they're not posted yet. I've sent them to one or two people interested in my product, including someone who inexplicably found and read my early River Cats stuff and wanted to see the rest.
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Sgt-T-Shock Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Writer
Editors are really hard to come by! I hate to know that you had a falling out with one. I'm glad things are looking better now! The whole rewriting process is definitely really hard!
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Mystic-Cheetah Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
It wasn't a full-on falling out, but...

I better tell you privately.
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michaelelliottfurr Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
What up?!?!?!?!
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Metarex12 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey.  How have you been?
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