To anyone who is still here:
Hi, I'm oreolovinq and you guys can call me Elle. I've never actually revealed my name here before so now you know!
This is late but I just wanted to say, happy new year! Ok bye!
JUST KIDDING I'M STILL HERE, today I wanted to tell you guys a story.
So about 6 years ago I started this account, I was very young and very bored. Reading was a hobby of mine and I thought that this would be a cool platform to delve into even more reading (nerd)! To my utter dismay, the select few stories I read, for a lack of better words, had atrocious grammar. Convinced that I could do a better job, I took it upon myself to write equally cheesy, cringe-worthy fanfiction, just with better grammar to appeal to all those grammar-nazis like myself out there.
From there my audience grew, slowly but steadily, but it wasn't until that fateful fanfiction that my audience on this platform sky-rocketed. I still remember that day vividly and I'm glad it happened or else I wouldn't have amassed the best readers I've ever encountered. Trust me, the experience was just as exciting for me as it was for you (I hope). I'm not a sadist, but I admittedly enjoyed reading the comments whenever I released a climatic chapter (especially the sad ones). The fact that I was able to touch people's emotions with my words still remains unbelievable to me.
Many people were upset and disappointed when I made the decision to take my fanfictions down, and I completely understand. After Prisoner blew up, I started becoming more distant from this platform as real life circumstances caught up with me, I was occupied with school and my personal life in general was hectic. On top of that, my interest in the subjects of my fanfictions started to wane. All these factors attributed to my unexplained absence from the platform, and I apologise for not explaining myself sooner. I took down the fanfictions eventually because I knew I couldn't be committed to finishing them. As for Prisoner, I felt like it was no longer a true reflection of my caliber as I matured in writing style and mindset after my long hiatus.
Am I proud of my works? Of course I am, if I could go back in time I wouldn't change a single thing. I'm proud that I was able to produce these works and gather a wonderful audience at such a tender age.
Why am I writing all of this? Honestly, I'm not too sure. I guess to some extent after all these years I still feel accountable to the audience I've amassed and then abandoned. I'm also sorry for making so many of you cry hahahaha (but I intend to make you cry more). And even though I've distanced myself from this account, I'm drawn back to it time and again, because this account was literally my youth. Every single one of you who commented on my stories, my message board, you were all part of my youth. In all, I want to thank all of you for the immense support you have given me, it really means a lot to me.
It's a new year, and so far this year has been feeling better for me. It feels like this year is the year where I can finally wholeheartedly pursue the things that I love the most. And that is an amazing feeling. I've been writing for leisure throughout my hiatus, but I never published them because I was afraid that my audience would not be receptive to my works. These works, unfortunately, are not fanfiction, but this year I might just fuck it and share some with you guys. I'll see how it goes.
So here's to 2019, where I'm starting (maybe) to nurture my career as a writer, in order to support my other interests (yes I have a lot of interests whoops). And to whoever might be interested, I hope that my works will be able to touch you the same way mine did years ago.
If you read up to this point, I'm amazed. HAVE A BLESSED 2019, I LOVE YOU GUYS!
See you soon,