Raze began as an experiment to write an ongoing, long-form story with minimal editing. It was an exercise in expressing a few thoughts and feelings I’ve carried with me for a long time, thinking about some of the things, the good and horror, that persist in the world and about which we read every day in the news, as we scroll past with our thumbs, as we struggle to take in all that’s happening and think of something, anything, to do. Often we do nothing. Often we scroll onward and forget at the next headline. Without getting too self-important, I’ve explored and expressed some of those things. I’ve done it for more than a year. I’ve shown myself that I can. But, for now, it’s time to say goodbye to Raze.
A Story Without an Conclusion
I know where Raze is going, and someday I wish to finish the journey. For now he’ll pause, his own pen above the page, but still he’ll grow and change and his story will take greater form. But, for now, its become clear to me that I can’t pursue my other aims while putting the time and effort into this one. That’s in part because there are very few weekly readers – so for those of you following along, know that I do plan to return to this story and finish it. I’m just not sure when.
Other Stories Await
I have far from the most difficult life, and this isn’t meant to sound like complaining. Things are good, but time, as it is for everyone, is finite. Other responsibilities keep my away from the page and keyboard far more than I’d like. If I want to reach the point where I can put the time into this endeavor that I’d like, I need to focus, and prioritize, and choose. For now, that means pursuing the novels I’ve written and getting the next one done. It means putting my mind toward the many tasks that follow after having written. And so, for that reason, I’m leaving RAZE for now. For anyone reading this, thanks. You’re not forgotten, and Raze will be back.