Re: Unfinished Stories

Hello blog family,

I was in the process of writing a post on the halted series No Perfect Life when I opened my email and read a comment from Tara on same subject expressing her dissatisfaction on its state of in-completion. Now, I will hesitate no longer to do that post, and to address all other halted series on Life and Spices.com. Which are, I believe: No Perfect Life, Say Yes, Margaret X and Kiss Me If You Can.

I would like to begin though by sincerely apologising for leaving these series, or stories, uncompleted. That, at all, was not my intention on the commencement of each one of these stories. I begin a story, and its posting, with a vision to enthrall you all and to bring that enthrallment to a satisfying end.

Unfortunately, I have failed to do so four times now. So, I ask your pardon for this failure.

I would not bore you with excuses. I have my reasons for stopping each one and my reasons for the state of this blog at this time. But I have no wish to bore you with my personal affairs, as I am not seeking sympathy at all… or even understanding. Which is why, I offer you all my sincerest apologies.

Let me begin with the latest story I halted. That wasn’t at all my intent. It was, after all, a 5-part short story and I had every part plotted. Once again, not bothering to bore you with my excuses, I will only state here that Say Yes will be completed next week Friday… without fail.

About No Perfect Life, I have, unfortunately, decided to discontinue that series. And I must offer an explanation for this, I think. I came to the realisation that I had a huge story-line on my hand with No Perfect Life and a very important theme which required that I write it with every consciousness and dedication. I also realised it would come in three parts: Their Life, Their Struggles and Their Triumphs. And each of these parts is a large story and must be told well. Realising this, I knew it will not all be completely free-reads. And if it won’t be so, then I must be prepared to have the other two parts of the story in the store as soon as I bring the first part to an end.

For this reason, and for no other, I have decided to halt the writing, and posting, of No Perfect Life and would only continue, or better yet, re-begin its posting when I am done with writing all three parts of the story.

Let me, once more, apologise for starting something, I cannot now finish and thus, disappointing you all, my readers. I did not foresee this, this I can promise you.

On Margaret X: I will complete the writing of that story and then announce its re-opening. When that will be, I cannot, in all honesty, say now. But it will be done before the second quarter of this year is over. I crave the indulgence of those who were interested in that series until such a time as I can complete it.

And finally, Kiss Me If You Can. This was just a fun series and a testing of my ability to write in present tense. Whilst it was ongoing, I realised it wasn’t a popular series with many of you. That was only partly why I halted it. But now, I have a different plot for it. Well, same plot of a young man who has a phobia for kissing but this time, a novella and written in my usual past tense and third person POV format. When it returns, which I can assure you, is likely going to be in 2019… God willing… it will not be a free-read and only those interested will avail themselves of it.

So, that is it. I hope many of you would read this and accept what is at present. I have taken the care to go to every last episode of each of these stories and there, I have placed a notice of discontinuation. That will, at the very least, stop expectations of it from readers.

And as an extra to this post, I am making you all the promise that I would never again bring on a story that will have to suffer a halt. A halt will only be caused by circumstances beyond my control such as probable illness… or death. I pray not for either now.

The stories we are presently reading: One More Time… And Forever and Ndubuisi will both be posted until completion. You have my word on it. Not that you should require it, seeing as most of our stories here have been brought to completion. But of course, a few errors, usually ruins a clean record… that is our humanity.

As a reminder: One More Time… And Forever will be posted Tuesdays and Ndubuisi on Saturdays.

I do hope that everyone who reads this will accept my apologies and continue to be a part of Life and Spices.com.

I wish you all a blessed weekend.


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20 Responses to Re: Unfinished Stories

  1. David Iyko says:

    I have to thank @Tara for her courage to even ask for the unfinished stories
    Me I was afraid to ask oooo make they no call me my real name ‘Oliver Twist’!
    Thanks we still with you ma’am.

    • FavouriteShades says:

      Lols…Oliver Twist

      There I have called you

      In due time…TM shall satisfy every Oliver & Olivia’s reading pleasure

  2. Tara says:

    Thank you for taking the time to explain. I guess we all understand how tasking this can be. We can only hope and pray,it gets easier for you. God bless you.

    • FavouriteShades says:

      Dear Olivia Tara,

      Thank you for been upfront about your feelings,it really dir come from a place of love. If you didn’t think TM’s stories worthy of been,you wouldn’t even notice the unintentional discontinuation

      You are appreciated

  3. FavouriteShades says:

    As a writer(wannabe,lols) I totally understand, how day2day issues can interfere in writing… Its unplanned but it happens.

    Having said that, as a die hard fan….of TM….I am right here(patiently here) for old,new,free and premium reads .

  4. Doyinsola says:

    Apologies accepted, adjustments taken, love still plenty plus we’re still here (or I’m still rooted in the Spices world). Thumbs up ma’am

  5. Pacesetter says:

    Weldone ma’am, I will really appreciate Margret X.

  6. Jk says:

    I know it’s not easy to write and sometimes the motivation may not be there especially with free reads.

    As much I want to read more stories, I don’t think they should all be for free.
    Either way don’t feel pressurized I will rather have a good read rather than a fast read.

    Thanks for doing what you do.

  7. Lade says:

    I guess life happens is the best explanation…..we ain’t God…we can only follow his footsteps. He knows the end from the beginning….we can only visualize the kinda end we want. Anyways, boss lady……I personally dey gidigba for ur back. Ride on ma. And do what you know how to do best…..dilligently. And since we ain’t paying…..we aint complaining we can only urge u on.

    And I sometimes I feel the power distribution company should supply you with electricity specially….*winks*

    Bin a while I commented here.
    Still remain ma humble sef *widegrin*.
    Would really love to have Operation Stop the Wedding here…whenever u r less occupied ma’am.

    Happy first Sunday in the month of May. Have a fruitful and fulfilling week ahead.

  8. Roselyn says:

    Thanks so so much Lady TM, God will bless you for blessing is all especially me. Nothing spoil, work at your pace pls no pressures cos life no get duplicate ooooo. Love you.

  9. May God give you the needed grace and strength.

  10. chic says:

    Hi TM, howdy?
    I was wondering, about “NPL” isn’t it possible to complete the initial short series you had in mind and then take time to expand and then publish strictly for purchase? Just my thought.

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