Released: Secret Affection – Chapter 44

Hello!

I am taken by surprise that my site has reached 300,000 views today!

I know I have said this many times, but I am always and forever grateful for your support. I will never know if I can reach another milestone since this is my last story of Xi Men & Xiao You, but my gratitude towards your support has been the same, if not, even more.

If you are also curious of the status of this story: I am still writing and editing this story, haha. Therefore the uncertainty of posting days remains.

Anyway, here is your thank you gift: Chapter 44 of Secret Affection.

*And yes, the posting for tomorrow as mentioned on the side bar remains.

Thank you very much.

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AnnwithKnR turns 4 & Released: Secret Affection – Chapter 21

It is the site’s 4th anniversary this Sunday, 31st December 2017!

And this means it is the time of the year again for me to express my gratitude for everyone who has been with me, supporting and loving the stories I have written for all the years.

Yes, thank you. Thank you so much to every single one of you. I am honored.

I am grateful and glad that I am able to keep this going for so many years now, however this time, it will be slightly different compared to the previous years.

Please bear with me with this long post as I have not written my thoughts for a while, and I feel I should write it now since it is the anniversary of the site…

There is always uncertainty if I can keep going year after year of writing, and miraculously I just keep going until now [and yes, I am still writing and editing Secret Affection]; but this time, I am able to be say, I will retire next year. As everyone knows, this year, we were told that MG will be remade and will be broadcasted next year.

It is kinda good… and also brings bad news. Good news is that we may get the ending that we have all been waiting for for this couple, and the bad news is… a drama reboot means the end of my writing journey for them.

Many of you know that I have been saying I wanted to retire for some years, yet I just keep going… one story after another. I don’t know how I did it though, probably due to the passion that I have for writing. One thing I hate about writing is that there are some draggy/mundane parts in the story that I need to go thru/deal with. I can’t ignore or remove them because the story needs it, and these parts are the killers for the writers. And this phase is when it makes me think whether I should continue or drop the story. It is difficult… extremely difficult. I have dropped so many stories in the past for the exact same reason. But when I managed to get thru it and continues until completing the story, I feel immense joy and satisfaction from it. That is why I start another story… and the entire cycle repeats. Haha.

The other joy I had from writing and posting my story is that I get to see the reaction from readers, and reading the comments from readers let me know what their thoughts on the story are about. It is refreshing and it motivates me. And it makes me happy to know you are happy with the story, and when it brought tears and sadness to you the way I had expected to, I knew I did it right; that I managed to convey the story and emotion the way I wanted to.

I am glad that I am able to keep the XMXY pair alive for all the years and I will be ‘passing’ it back to the reboot version and hope they will be given an ending; at least a proper ending to the pair, whether it is a happy one or not – we needed closure. [Show, I am watching you]

So yes, this time, it is slightly bittersweet. It is the anniversary which I should be happy about because it is a milestone, but at the same time, I am aware this is the last one that I will be having with all of you since I am retiring after Secret Affection.

Anyway, I am unable to do anything special for the anniversary this year since 31st falls on a Sunday and I am not around to do any posting on weekends so… I can only compensate with posting everyday from Tuesday to Friday next week. How is that?

And here’s the post for today; the last post of 2017 – Chapter 21 of Secret Affection.

Thank you. And Happy New Year!

With Love,
Ann

Posting Days

Currently posting: Secret Affection

No fixed day on posting of new chapters (yet) but posting will be frequent now.

This story is still in progress – going thru a massive re-writing and proofreading at the same time.

Do refer to the Next Posting Date at the side bar (if you are on a computer/laptop), or bottom of the page (if you are on smartphone) where the date of next posting will be announce there.

Remember, it will be frequent now.

This site is best viewed using Google Chrome on a computer/laptop.

*The background pictures used in this site are personally taken by me or my traveling partner [as credited].

What’s Next Now

Hi all,

As we all know, Conflicted has just been fully posted, and it is now completed.

And I am here to address what to expect next…

I have a good news and a bad news.
Good news is: I am writing something, so yes, I am not going to say Conflicted is my last story just yet!
Bad news is: I am still writing that and it is in need of massive editing. So, I can’t release/post it yet.

So, I have nothing to post now. I can’t even say when I am going to post chapter 1 of the next story. I can only post it when I am sure I will not need to edit the chapter anymore. And not to mention, I am unable to commit to a specific day for posting.

So please wait patiently alright!

If you have subscribed to the mailer, do wait for the email that will be sent to you when I had posted something, otherwise, you can come back to the site and check periodically.

Feel free to drop comments or ask questions if you had any, at any time.

Thank you very much.

Released: Conflicted – Chapter 119

Hello readers,

Surprised! Yes, I am surprised myself as well… hahahahaha. I can’t believe this. *crying and laughing at the same time.*

I mean I just checked my site, though I am aware it is around the corner but I didn’t expect I will reach this milestone now… the site has reached 250,000 views today!

So here is the ‘thank you’ post, Chapter 119 of Conflicted.

Thank you everyone for your support, though I am not sure about this but I hope we are able to make it to the next milestone of 300,000 views!

Cheers.

Inner (and Finalized) Thoughts from Me

Dear all readers,

I believe all, if not, many of you would have heard by now that Meteor Garden will be remade and is expected to be broadcasted in 2018. If you didn’t know, then you know now.

For that news – yay (or nay)! It is probably one amazing news, since Meteor Garden has/had a significant spot in our hearts. The remake, according to what I know/heard/read, is to complete the story of MG that they felt is hanging.

Nay? Because there is a chance (high probability actually) that the casts will not be the same. So, at the end it is up to individual on how to accept and perceive the news whether it is a good move or not.

And now it brings me to highlight the second matter;
Many of you probably know; I love writing stories. But lately I am aware that I have lacked inspirations to write a good story (which I did not actually reveal about this), therefore, just right several weeks ago, I have planned to take a hiatus for a while after the completion of Conflicted, to hopefully someday return with some new stories.

But with this news that they are remaking MG, I have decided to rethink my plan about my hiatus.

I have given this a deep thought and thorough consideration for 2 weeks, or precisely since the day the remake news is out, and I have decided.

I won’t be going on a hiatus, but instead, I will actually push myself to write for one last round… and then retire from writing Xi Men and Xiao You’s story.

Yes, you read it right. I am retiring from writing Xi Men and Xiao You’s story.

Many of you have heard of this from me back then; that I have mentioned a couple of times that I have desire to retire/stop writing, and many of you probably had prepared mentally. I would not deny that this matter has always been at the back of my mind. Yet, time after time, I keep on pushing myself to write, motivating myself, trying to get some inspirations, and keep going.

But I know: this is it. The day has come.

This is my official announcement on my retirement from writing our favourite couple’s story. The remake’s news is the deal breaker for me.

One of the reasons is because in this remake, I believe Xi Men and Xiao You; regardless they will be using the same name or create new characters’ name for this role, will have an ending – regardless it is a happy or sad ending for the couple, I believe the couple will have a proper ending instead of leaving it hanging in season 1 as well as season 2. This is what we have been waiting for.

The lack of proper ending for this couple is the reason why I write their stories; to give them an ending. Since the new remake will most likely give us what we’ve been waiting for (and I mean, an ending for them), then my role as a writer for Xi Men & Xiao You’s story is done.

Good news, albeit momentarily, is that I do not have the date for my retirement yet; though I am certain the day will be before or during the broadcast of the new Meteor Garden. This is because at the moment I have one (or two if I can) story in my hand that I wish to write and complete so it is my desire to complete and post them. I will push myself to try writing them and complete them, and post them. Unless, I am really unable to do so, then my retirement is going to be sooner than expected. But we will get to that later.

I may probably make some changes/arrangements on story posting days after this but as usual, I will make the announcement when that happens so all of you will be informed.

And I must clarify this: This note is to address that I am only retiring from writing Xi Men & Xiao You’s story; not bidding goodbye to my writing career (not yet). Actually, I wanted to retire from writing altogether after this (writing of Xi Men & Xiao You’s stories) ends but decided against it and leaves my option open in case I do feel like writing again in the future. Writing has been my passion for 20 years; it is not easy for me to say goodbye too. But I am not saying I will write again; the chances of me returning are in fact extremely slim that you can consider this as semi-retirement (or should I term this as indefinite hiatus?) but who knows what’s going to happen in the future. And IF (that’s a big if, you see) someday I did return to writing and you saw me somewhere, writing about someone else, do not be surprised but do drop by and say ‘Hi!’.

Thank you for reading this note. Thank you for staying around. Thank you for your never ending support. I hope you will still stay with me until the end of this journey. (And well, I hope I have given you enough time to prepare for my retirement now…)

Regards.

Released: Conflicted – Chapter 89

Dear beloved readers,

I am sure most, if not all of you noticed a ‘Countdown To’ counter on the left side of the page (readers on mobile phone might see this at the other part of the page).

31st December 2016.
It’s tomorrow, and it actually marks the anniversary of this site. The site is 3 years old now.

Contrary to other special or celebratory times in the past, this time, I am unable to give a new story or share an extra post for the birthday of this blog. I am in midst of editing Conflicted, and it hasn’t progressed well on my side. But rest assured I am trying my very best.

And on this day, I would like to thank everyone of you who had stayed (and some had left after Ken’s wedding, I know, because the number of views had dropped drastically) and still reading; still supporting my story. Our favorite XMXY couple comes from a story of about 15 years ago, and it is amazing that there are still readers supporting them despite so many years have passed. I appreciate it.

And here’s the update for today. Chapter 89 has been posted.

Thank you.

Oh, Happy New Year too. 🙂

And we are here again…

Ah, read some news and said Ken is getting married! Congratulations!!

But then… how do I continue focusing/imagining on my writing now that he is marrying someone… umm… else?

I know one is reality/his personal life and the other is fiction (MG/my writings) but the thoughts just… hmmmmmm conflicted. Haha. Yeah, I am conflicted now.

Anyone mind sharing with me what are your thoughts? Because I am at that crossroad again. Not a nice thing to keep coming back to this crossroad.