I began the stories nearly five years ago to this very day. I know this because I began them in the last month of my college career--I won't bore you with the specifics of how I found the time--and have not touched them since. However, I thought what I had would be decent frameworks, even more than a simple frame, from which I could make a few edits and easily post. Each story is a single page, after all.
How stupid was I?
I underestimated the task before me. My writing ability has grown immensely in five years. I have begun and completed and drafted complete books, novellas, and short stories, not to mention the number of books I have read. Each of these, whether it was a book by someone else or a story I, myself wrote, it taught me something about Writing.
Further, this story has been taking me away from my purpose in starting this site. Over the past four weeks I have done little here beyond posting a new Lost Realm story every Tuesday. And each week, the knot in my stomach has twisted tighter and tighter as I consider the next piece to be posted and begin to go about rewriting it in its entirety.
To sum up, the Lost Realm needs a lot of work. I would like to see this site grow further and develop into the primary purpose for which I began it. With that said, I am putting The Lost Realm on hiatus until such a time as I can give it the attention it deserves to bring it up to snuff.