Not the update you expected

Hello. This is not Krytyk. In fact, it's rather troubling for me to see so many unapproved comments on the queue, which has remained that way for months. Krytyk is usually good at approving those even when he isn't posting. I really hope he's alright.

This is Aorii. It's been a while since I've posted here.

(EDIT: this post is not longer valid. See announcement)

I've been in an on-and-off writer's slump over the last two years. Much of that was due to real life issues, relationship problems, career shifts, all that. The rest? Harder to say.

But late last year, I've finally recovered my enthusiasm in writing. Which made me realize that there's one task that's left undone.

I should put a status on Daybreak -- it's been on hiatus long enough.

Well, you've probably already been expecting this. I finally cataloged my thoughts and pieced together the long list of issues surrounding Daybreak and why I can't bring myself to type out a single new chapter in over two years (not for a lack of trying; I really did want to finish volume 4 at least).

It pains me to say this, but Daybreak is officially dropped.

For those willing to try, I'm back to writing, and hopefully will be making regular updates. After many edits, additions, and reworks-- I'm finally happy with the exposition of my current ongoing story - Eve of Rebirth. It seems to have found its footing as I push past half volume. If you liked the world I built or the type of story I write, I suggest giving it a shot.

Writing Daybreak was not just interesting, but life-altering for me. I've met a lot of people, and some of whom seem to have settled in as long-term friends. I've learned a ton, especially as the writing process itself has become a medium for me to research the world. Krytyk really helped me a lot in providing me a platform where I could actually engage with readers, for which I shall always be thankful.

For the readers of Daybreak not following me to the next adventure, I thank those who supported me and bid them good luck in life.

I may post here again when Eve finishes its first volume. But if not, Adieu.

~ Aorii

18 thoughts on “Not the update you expected

  1. LeveledRogue

    I'm really sad to hear about daybreak being dropped, especially since i just got back into reading it, but after reading through all the issues that you had with it and you're feelings on the subject it's understandable why you dropped it. I wish you the best of luck on your current story.

  2. BlackSite

    I did like Daybreak at first but it became hard for me to follow after the second or so volume. Good luck with your new story, your stories are a breath of fresh air compared to a lot of novels I see today.

  3. Kemm

    I'm sorry to see this novel to remain unfinished forever. May your future endevours be fruitful.

  4. DelphinusWolf

    It's sad to see daybreak go. Hope you and Krytyk are doing well. And I'll have check out your new novel when I get some time.

  5. Zatman

    Sad to see it gone, but glad to see you post here, I will check it out, if it's anything like your other work I'm in 100%

  6. T1stG

    Aw i really did enjoy reading daybreak, all the best on your new story~ hope both you (aorii) & krytyk are doing well. I'll be waiting for the post on eve here :D

  7. Phillip

    Not surprised, but still sad that you officially dropped it. Was always hoping you'd at least finish volume 4.

    Glad you're starting to write again though and look forward to how Eve turns out.

  8. RDNexus

    It saddens me that Daybreak has truly been dropped.
    Well... After such a long hiatus, I expected that much.
    So far, I haven't given up on my own story, but been close a few times already.
    So, your decision to drop a story and use its experience to build a new one, it takes courage. Courage you have, and I don't.
    Keep going the way you want, until you manage to reach a satisfying goal.
    Good luck, good writing.

    1. Aorii Post author

      It's less about courage and more about understanding what one wants.

      For me, the ability to improve my own skills on a blank slate and the ability to enjoy the process of writing (and not feel like I'm just meeting expectations) is more important than whatever publicity I've built up.

      Having more readers to share with is a nice-to-have. It's not a necessity. Being able to take pride and joy in my work is.

  9. Vision

    Do what you want to do. If Daybreak really was just a hobby for you then the only person you should be beholden to is yourself. If it no longer brings you joy then and only bad memories then letting go really is the correct decision. I personally am sad to see this go but after 2 years I honestly had given up hope of even reading a hey it's dropped post. But knowing its really over at let's me completely let it go. It was fun while it lasted and I wish you luck on your new project. I'll check it out when I have some free time.

    1. Aorii Post author

      Thanks for your support. Saying Daybreak gives me bad memories would be wrong. But I've come to grips with the fact it's unlikely to get finished due to all the issues I keep having with trying to continue it. Hope I still have the chance to see you around o/

    2. Taabraiz Akhtar

      I knew this dreadful day would come, but the slight hope that it might continue kept bugging me. I at least can finally let go of this story. I will give your new project a read once the whole volume is done, I wish you luck

  10. Tcswift

    Glad to hear from yall. I hope everyone involved with Kyrtyk is ok and doing well for themselves. Happy 2020.

  11. Berton

    Honestly, I came here for translations and stayed for daybreak. Good job on writing whatever you could muster your thoughts up for. Definitely waiting for something else from you.

  12. HextecNeko

    sad to see it gone but it was great while it lasted it srsly deserved more hype and attention best of luck with eve also if its posible can you relese your notes for the ending of daybreak i kinda wana see where it goes its up to you doe i just wanted to suggest it


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