>If you ever decided to pack it all in once and for all, would you just
>dump all of the unfinished stuff you had and try to do a Ken
>Akamatsu-style 'where are they all now?' sort of thing?
Honestly, I don't know. I'd have to give it a bunch of thought.
As it happens, I just now read of the death of a once-favorite, still-admired author, and one of the things that stands out to me in her obit is her family pointing out that she was staunchly opposed to other writers taking over for her, which is why there were never any TV or film adaptations of her books, and why the series won't be continued. I can kind of see her point—I can think of several book series continued by third parties after the original author's death, and none of them is much good—but in the scenario where I'm not carrying on because I'm dead, I sincerely doubt it would matter to me.
If I were still alive but had just decided to hang it up, though... that would feel pretty weird. I mean, it's not exactly the same situation, because this is neither a solo nor a commercial endeavor, and her book series was both. But... well, I'd have to think about it. It would be a definite part of the large package of considerations that I'd have to think long and hard about before deciding to padlock the factory in the first place.
For the record, this is not under consideration at this time—even though these are the dark and frozen depths of a northern winter, at the tail end of this brutal and wretched year of somebody else's lord twenty seventeen. It's just... slower going than it used to be, is all.
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