Hello! Starting today, Impact Day is on hiatus. I don’t know when I’ll resume it again, but it won’t be long, I’m having far too much fun.
While we’re on a break, though, I thought I’d tell you a bit more about the project. You know, if you’re interested. I’m not forcing you to stick around. Or…
No, that would be rude.
The main reason I started Impact Day was because I wanted something to keep me writing on a regular basis. I had the story sitting in my head, and it felt like a perfect fit. The updates were short and focused, which made it easy to maintain them, and even double my productivity in Part 2. The pace felt good, just managing to put a little work out each week.
Of course, with the brevity came a lot of areas that I kind of had to brush past, and I figured now might be a good time to clear a few things up.
First, for the record, Sabrina is both trans, and a woman of colour. I kind of wanted to make that more obvious, but I also wanted it to feel like it wasn’t a big deal, because really, that shouldn’t be a big deal. But, right now, visibility is more important.
I only realised after I’d written it how uncomfortable it was that, despite being a woman of colour, Sabrina was only ‘powerful’ when she used Zoe’s power. Without the knowledge I have as the creator, I left the audience with a character who became more powerful by being white. I actually bumped up last week’s reveal because I was so unhappy with that. The Sabrina in my head is leagues ahead of where she is at the start of the story, but again, visibility.
Anyway, that aside, I hope you’ve been enjoying the story! It’s still got a long way to go, and I’d love for you to stick around for the ride. Ultimately, I’ll probably re-write and novelise the story, but it won’t be the same.
I’m also looking to expand the media styles I use for this (art, music, audio recordings, small interactive pieces) but right now, finances limit that. If you want to contribute though, please get in touch!
If you have enjoyed it, and want me to keep writing it, I’d really appreciate if you could share it around, get more people reading it. Also, if you can, financial support makes a big difference. You can support me monthly on patreon or purchase anything from my store. It means a lot.
Also, if you have any questions, feel free to ask! I will aim to answer any and all questions sent my way.