Update — Merry Christmas + Hiatus

Hey dear followers! Well, it is Christmas Day here in New Zealand, and as always, has dawned with blue summer skies and bright sunshine. This year, with my little sister and I finally growing up from the waking-up-at-2-am Christmas excitement, there are no decorations in the house or presents under the fiber optics tree, but I am really looking forward to the delicious dinner and sweet treats πŸ™‚ I know for some of you it is still Christmas Eve, but I hope everyone has a wonderful festive day ❀

Sadly, I do have bad news. As you have read in the title, I will be going onto a hiatus. I know that doesn’t say much considering how long it takes to post each chapter, but throughout that time I am most often working on the legacy, which just shows how much work goes into it. Creating complicated poses and settings is very time consuming, and pairing with the fact I get restricted to an hour per day, I have realised that I am always rushing to get something done. Trying to get each chapter to the standard I want is actually stressing me out WAY more then it should and basically, the legacy has taken pretty much all the fun out of playing Sims.

Now, I know that the only person I can blame is my perfectionist self. I’m always trying to make everything in my story better, which is very annoying. But since I can’t do much about that, and going in game (along with the constant problems which keep cropping up with it) has gotten to the point where it is a chore, I’m going to quit working on the story and making anything for my simblr, and just play the game for the first time in a year. I will take out a lot of my cc + all my saves, get Sunlit Tides, and actually have fun playing Sims. No building or anything, just gameplay and fun picture taking. Because that’s what a game is supposed to be for, right?

I am sorry if this disappoints anyone, though I’m pretty sure it won’t, lol. I am not quite sure how long this hiatus will last, might be for the whole summer, or maybe a few weeks- motivation strikes at the randomest times. I am also not happy with Gabriel and Luc’s faces right now (as I have said before, the appearance of my sims is a big factor in my motivation) so until I get them looking satisfactory, I probably won’t want to work on the story. So the next chapter will probably have everyone’s faces a bit different. I will still be active on WordPress and Tumblr, I just won’t be posting any chapters.

Anyways, I do have a Christmas gift for you guys! It’s a Scandinavian Christmas House which I have been building for the past few weeks. I hope you like it, and have a lovely holiday everyone!


23 thoughts on “Update — Merry Christmas + Hiatus

  1. Hello Lila.
    I am not disappointed at all because I totally understand you. I am a perfectionist and haven’t really played for some time , too, but I hope to get it to the real game play soon enough. I hope you will enjoy your hiatus and take care of the things that give you pleasure, the ones you like very much. The Scandinavian Christmas House is a beautiful build.
    It’s getting close to midnight of the Christmas Eve there, I wonder if my cat would like to talk to me in a human voice, but I doubt it. Hope your gifts are good ones and enjoy spending time with your family πŸ™‚

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  2. Can’t say I’m not disappointed – I think you underestimate how much we all love you and Cherry – but I totally understand where you’re coming from, and I think it’s a good idea to take some time off if it’s becoming a chore. Though I have to say I can’t imagine how Luc and Gabriel could possibly get any cuter πŸ˜‰ We’ll be waiting whenever you’re reading to come back, and hopefully I’ll still see you around in various comments sections! Lots of love ❀ xo

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  3. Merry Christmas! πŸŽ…
    I will miss your posts for sure, but I completely understand where you are coming from. Sometimes it is stressful to get a chapter out, and it really just ruins the fun of the game. That happens to me all the time. But taking a break and just enjoying the game could be exactly what you need to get motivated again. 😊
    It is 30 minutes til midnight here on Christmas Eve, so when we wake up in the morning it will be Christmas day here. I hope you had a good holiday. ❀


  4. I’ll miss your posts, but I understand how hard it must be to get out a chapter with all the work that you have to put in! Playing Sims as a game could be very motivating!
    I love the house, it’s beautiful! Merry Christmas! πŸŽ…


  5. I just dowloaded the Scandinavian Christmas house, and wanted to thank you! It’s very nice! πŸ™‚ Also, sorry for the comment above. The computer send it off before I had even begun to write it!

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  6. Greetings and happy holidays! It’s after Christmas here, so I’m a little late again. But hi!

    I get how writing can be really stressful sometimes, so enjoy your break, take plenty of deep breaths, and have fun! Because it is only a game, and games are MEANT to be FUN! Enjoy life and the rest of your summer!

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  7. Hi, Lila! I will miss your story so much, but I totally understand how stressful this can be, especially with everything you do (poses, etc.). I think if you need a break, you’re more than entitled to one. πŸ™‚ We’ll all be here when you come back. ❀

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