It's been some time since I've really done much with Deviantart, be it participate in the various groups that I'm a part of, or, even post any artwork. This hasn't been because I've lost interest in writing or Deviantart, it's only been that there have been a lot of other things I've been dealing with.
For a while I've had so much on my mind I've not really been able to bring myself to keep up with my personal journal (not the Deviantart one, but like a hard copy journal). There's been so many things I could write I haven't even known where to start.
Mostly it's just been a period of depression, where several family relationships I've had for many years have ended, or broken down, or other relations I've had with others have changed pretty heavily. Granted, in the large scope of things, all relationships change, and, inevitably, all relationships end eventually, even if that end is someone passing on to other things. Still, changes like those that took place affected me more than I thought they would.
Another part is the personal direction I have within my own life. Where I'm going, what I plan to do with myself, where do I want to be, what changes have to take place for me to be there, those are things I've spent much time considering. Each of those thoughts feel more weighted as personal relationships change.
As it is, it'll likely take me a little while to really get my act together, far as writing goes. However, it's always been something I've enjoyed, and still do, but for me it's always been more of a chore when too much clutters my mind. It is something I'll continue to do, and try to do with more regularity, amidst other things I need to start bringing back into my life with regularity.
Far as stories I have promised to others, I remember all of those, and want to complete them as I'm able. For other stories I've written, or had planned to write on my own, be it with respect to Legacy or otherwise, I still have the ones that merit continuing in mind. Legacy is being overhauled pretty heavily, and some things need to be well set before any continuation or revising of an extended work goes. For the short term, I think I'd want to focus on shorter stories.
I've been reading the journals and following the artwork of those I watch as I've been able to, but I still have quite a backlog of people art and thoughts I could stand to get through.
Hope you all have been well, and hopefully you'll start seeing more from me soon.