If you made it this far…just…wow. Thank you, sincerely, for taking the time to read all of Exhuman.
The chapter count is a little misleading, but all told, there were exactly 500 of them. Almost 5.5k pages. And you read all of them, you absolute beast.
And now this. The last page. The story’s already done, this is just…I guess…me wrapping it up a little. A little more.
See, I’ve been writing Exhuman for about two and a half years now. Maybe two years of that, I was writing full-time, I quit my job so I could focus on writing. I can’t say it was a profitable venture, but still a rewarding one. Now that it’s finished, I’m planning to set my sights even higher: to write something and get traditionally published, and see if I can make a living at this sort of thing.
I’ve put in this time to improve my craft and my discipline, and hopefully, I can say I’ve done so; releasing four chapters a week for 26 months. There were some stumbles (like when I dropped my Chromebook), some chapters I’m not quite proud of, certainly. But overall…damn, I did it. And you did it!
I’d solicit your honest feedback. If I’m going to try to write professionally, I want to know everything you felt about this work, good and bad. Criticism and responding to it is the only way to improve as an author, so please, feel free to let me know exactly what you thought. Comments down below, or on previous chapters…wherever you want to tell me, whatever you want to tell me.
And while I usually try to have a discussion in the comments, here I won’t be responding to criticism in any way. A published work needs to be able to stand on its own, I won’t have the chance to explain myself further in comments moving forward. So say whatever you’d like, absolutely, and I’ll take it as it is.
With that call to action out of the way…oh hey, speaking of calls to action, and seamless segues, for the absolute last time, I’d like to plug my Patreon — if you enjoyed Exhuman, please, please consider supporting, even if for a short time. I won’t patronize you by explaining how money is important, but I will say that spending years making very little of it is…uniquely stressful. Your support helps more than you know.
Last time onerously grubbing for cash. Feels good to be done.
If you’ve got any, (like how the timeline in-universe just doesn’t work, or what was with Moon’s backstory that was always alluded-to and never revealed?) I’m happy to answer questions about Exhuman, the process, or the future. Or just to give you a big ol’ e-hug for reading my whole story. Thanks again for doing that, by the way. Have I mentioned how great you are?
Well you are. Thanks.
And I guess this is goodbye. Until next time? I guess we’ll see.
I hope Exhuman made your world a little brighter. I love you all.