I've been a bit at war with myself lately and I need to come clean. I've promised time and again on this blog that What Fates Impose is going to go all the way to the Intersect 2.0, but I've been thinking about it and talking it over with Maximus, and I've come to a decision. What Fates Impose will end a lot sooner than that. I have a lot of reasons for this, some of which are personal, some having to do with the plot.
The reasons I can give you:
I want to write other things. Fates is a gargantuan task taking up several hours a week. I recently took a week off of writing and the breather felt amazing. I love writing Fates. I love writing for you guys. But I've been writing the same thing for 300k words, and it's beginning to take a toll.
The new ending place I've picked is actually a better ending that my original. One of the key components to writing is to know when to end a book and when to start one, and my original ending has sat badly with me since the beginning.
I know people are going to be disappointed with the ending, knowing that there was potentially story after that, but there's not much I can do about that. This isn't an apology for anything, even though I regret that I just can't tell the whole story. All good things come to an end, and so will Fates.
But don't worry, we've still got quite the ride to get to the new ending spot.