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I Guess This Is Goodbye

Dear Friends and Followers,

I’ve been sitting here with this draft open for nearly an hour, unsure what to do.  After careful consideration and with a very heavy heart, I must announce the end of Eternally Yours.

Many of you follow me on Facebook and know that I have been struggling with my save file.  It started on Sunday with Violet’s college save.  I was unable to fix the corruption, so I reverted to an older, clean save from when the girls were teens — that one failed last night.  Today I have removed my Mods folder, my SavedSims folder, I have cleared my cache, I have cleaned my save and wiped memories.  I even tried a vanilla game.

No luck.

This isn’t how I wanted to end things.  In fact, I had recently figured out exactly how I was going to end things, so of course this is what would happen.  The Sims is, after all, a game and suddenly that game isn’t fun anymore.  What good is spending 15 minutes setting up a scene or changing an outfit only to crash immediately after?

And so here we are.  I’m out of options.  I could recreate the story in Sims 4 but I really, really, really don’t want to start over.  I’ve done that too many times.  At some point in the future, when I have more time and patience, I may return to this but right now I just need to step away.  I am toying with the idea of purely text posts because there is so much story left to tell.  I’m just a little raw at the moment and therefore I cannot give you a clear view of what will happen next with this story.   I think it’s just time to call it.

I can promise one more queued post on Christmas, the annual Eternally Yours holiday card.  My game cooperated long enough for that and I refuse to waste it.

I am forever humbled and grateful for your support over the past four, nearly five, years.  This has been an amazing story to share with you and your enthusiasm as readers is incredible.  An author is nothing without readers and you, my friends, have been the greatest joy.

I am eternally yours,

8 thoughts on “I Guess This Is Goodbye

  1. I’m sorry this happened to you! The same thing happened to mine too. I’m also debating on what to do with my story. I was really looking forward to reading your story, which I’m still gonna do because Bee recommended yours. I hope eventually you’ll come back to this. Until then I’ll read and comment and hope for the best!

    1. Thank you for your support! I have a backup of my entire hard drive and I am toying with the idea of doing a full system restore but it’s still such a pain in the behind! UGH! I just need some time. I hope you get your story up and running one day too!

  2. Oh my! This is so unfortunate, so, so unfortunate. I truly understand you and I believe you have done everything you could to bring the story back. I remember what happened to Penny and how creatively you have dealt with it. Now… I have to say goodbye to your story for now. Eternally Yours was such a joy to read and I hope you will eventually come back to us.

  3. The Sims 3 can be so very annoying and frustrating. It’s so sensitive and does what it wants. I truly understand your frustrations. It takes time and effort to get your game to play just right, and still dealing with the big downs and corruption is a pain.

    I hope taking some time away will give you the motivation to continue but if not I understand that! I myself have switched over to the Sims 4 something I thought I would never do, but it is more reliable than the Sims 3. It runs smooth and K don’t have to fiddle with the settings or add my graphic card so it can recognize it.

    I’d like to think that one day I will go back to the 3 and finish some of the things I started, but for now, I just want to play and not worry about implosion.

    The best of wishes to you! This story has always been one of my favorites.

  4. I know how you feel. There is group on Facebook called The Sims: Rebels . The admins in there are amazing. They help me fix my game. Please look into joining and post in there. Lori or Michelle could help you. 🙂

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