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Liam Manning: Creating a Legacy

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ScottT's avatar Group ScottT 2018-12-19 12:49
gb 1850 posts 292 likes joined Apr 04, 2016

A brief message

I feel like this is needed. In this message I want to be honest and straight-forward. So, let's cut to the chase. Since FM17 when I started my Colchester save on the site, I haven't been able to enjoy a save as much. This is not a bad thing, as I thoroughly enjoyed that save and whilst I've since had good saves off of the site, an example being Blyth Spartans (which I briefly did start with on here), nothing has topped it.

I have high expectations for myself in my writing. Yes, I do this for fun and I do it to engage with other users on the site, but I want to deliver quality writing that I enjoy and feel proud of, as well as other people. For a while now, I feel like these expectations haven't been met and as a result, I have not enjoyed writing as much recently.

This is an obvious problem. If I'm not enjoying writing the updates, the less I am enjoying playing the actual save as it soon becomes a chore. I am a regular Football Manager player and I play a number of saves and I feel this is becoming the issue.

With Darlo, I would play a month and then update and so on. So, I have another save that I could play whilst I did this and I feel this is the problem. Therefore, I will be focusing on just having one save and noting progress - whilst being able to progress as normal in the future.

I just feel that things have been rushed and not thought through. Therefore, I am going to take a short break from writing and allow myself to get my ideas together for a new save that I have progressed into that I know I can commit to and enjoy.

When I'm writing, I have preferences. This has become an issue too as it hampers the teams I can be. For example, I have a preference towards the National North to the South purely due to being a Northerner. Therefore, despite there being many different teams that would make for a good save, I ignore them. Conveniently, my most "successful" save was with a Southern based side... the irony.

So to round up basically, I am going to take a short break from writing and allow myself to settle into a new save. Previously, things have been rushed together to suit others rather than myself and that's not to put blame on them, but to show that I need to be more patient. I promise that my story will be my best, as there will be clear, methodical thinking behind every update.

Once again, I apologise for this, but the decision had to be made else I would not be delivering the quality updates I seek to produce.

Much love,

Scott x
Jim's avatar Group Jim 2018-12-19 12:53
gr 134 posts 4 likes joined Jan 11, 2016
Aw it's okay mate. Take as long as you need. I would prefer you enjoying your save than me enjoying your story. Wish you the best ideas come to your mind! <3
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mgriffin2012's avatar Group mgriffin2012 2018-12-19 19:19
00 2953 posts 457 likes joined Nov 12, 2013
No need to apologise mate, take your time, find your passion for it again and you'll be back in no time! If you feel that this work wasn't your best then I really do look forward to your hopeful return!
Justice's avatar Group Justice 2018-12-19 21:59
00 5484 posts 681 likes joined Feb 11, 2013
Sad to see it end but I know it is for the best, if you're not feeling it. You'll come back stronger than ever.

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