I hadn’t meant to leave this update for so long (though, based on my traffic, I don’t think anyone is reading this anyway).
I am still working on the 10th chapter of A Change In The Wind. As you may be able to tell, I hit a major writer’s block and I am still working my way through that. I hope to have that chapter up soon.
Now, to provide an update for the Harry Potter fanfictions. Understandably, I have completely abandoned those. As many are aware, this past year and a bit, J.K. Rowling has come out as a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist), and I have found myself struggling to reconcile that with my love for the Harry Potter series. Like for many fans of the series, her comments and actions over the past year have tainted the memory and legacy of the series for me, and I have decided to let go of it altogether. It was a tough decision, but it is hard to keep supporting the series when I cannot support the author.
At first, I did consider trying to separate the art from the artist (Lindsay Ellis has two great videos about this concept, Death of the Author, here and here). Ultimately, however, you still are supporting the author and their work. As Lindsay points out, you never truly can separate the two. “However, you can’t really cry ‘death of the author’ and keep consuming Harry Potter stuff without supporting her wealth and influence.” Therefore, I cannot in good conscience continue to support her properties and works by participating in fanfiction of those works.
Now, that being said, I will not be deleting those fictions that are already posted and completed, so they will still be available, but I will not be posting anything new.