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.
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,