So it struck me yesterday that when I finished Always, I'd said Rahna would be back in a month or so. Considering that was the end of September, obviously it's going to be the 'or so' option. xD I'm thinking mid-late January(sorry), and hopefully Of Wardens and Pariahs can come back then as well.
There's a few reasons for Rahna's longer absence
kidnapping Jowan and making for an undisclosed beach for a much-deserved vacation being one of them
, like some story arcs being harder to plot out that I originally thought, making the timeline match with DA2/DAI is tricky, and I'm currently trying to hustle myself through the latter of those two games.
I think I'm gonna finish this week, and there will probably be an OMGWAAAATTTT journal from me when that happens. But even the playthrough I'm rushing to finish so I don't have to worry about spoilers is going slower than it normally would, for two reasons.
I got a new dog 8D She's not quite 3 months old, which means aside from being the cutest little fuzzball I've ever seen--and thus verrrryyyy distracting--I also have to make sure she doesn't shred things/eat something that will kill her etc etc.
Reason B: Back in the summer, my writer friend, the one I meet for coffee once a month, told me about a contest that a publishing house was running. Every year they publish a short story compilation with five retellings of a classic fairy tale. Last year was Cinderella. This year? Beauty and the Beast.
So since I love to write and I love B&tB, she figured of course I'd want to enter. She was totally right. Entries are due at the end of this month, so--being the queen of procrastination--when do I start seriously working on mine? The weekend after Thanksgiving. This story has to be between 5,000 and 20,000 words, so I've been forcing myself to write between 700 and 1,000 a day before I can game/binge watch tv shows/whatever. I say forcing, but these muses are really talkative, and my Beast character has actually gotten sort of adorable, and my only worry is keeping this story under the maximum(I'm at almost 15,000 words, and still have at least three major plot points to write). I may wind up self publishing. WHOOPS. XDDD
So, yeah, that's why Rahna hasn't come back yet, and why sometimes I'm slower replying than usual