So it’s over. When I started writing this, I envisaged it taking a year. It took three and a half. I’ve enjoyed storytelling using sims but I’m not sure I’d do it again – at least not on such an epic scale – the photoshoots were fun – I liked creating sets and costumes – but hard work, and the reason it took so long to tell. For now, I’ll stick with gameplay stories.
But this story has done so much for me – made me fall in love with writing again – to the extent that I am now about to start the third year of a part-time creative writing master’s degree. I just have to write a full novel this year, that’s all! (And no, it’s not this one, although there are some similarities in places – multi-character, teens and adults etc)
I’m so grateful to the many people who’ve read, commented, encouraged, made me scenery or sims, promoted this story and been in any other way involved. Thank you so much for all your support. I hope you enjoy the final chapters and epilogues. I’ve also set up a Q&A page for any questions you have about the story. I tried to tie up most loose ends but I’m sure I’ll have forgotten something, so that’s the place to let me know!
And Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!