Hello and welcome to my blog on December 25th, known as Christmas Day! I hope you’re all having a wonderful time! Merry Christmas!
What I would like to talk about today is something that’s been bothering me for a long, long time now. Finally, I decided it’d be best to consult it with my readers, because what would this story be without all of you and your continuous support? What I’ve had on mind is… Frank. Yes, you heard right. Hailey’s friend who was faithful until the very end, Cedric’s son, Waylon’s husband, endlessly nice and awesome person, my favorite little cinnamon roll and… The list could go on, really. Unfortunately, as you know, Frank can no longer stay one of the main characters, as the new generation is here and, as all the other generation 5 characters, he will have to make some space for new and shiny youngsters, the next, sixth already, generation. That’s just how things are, right? Characters come and go and finally, you have to say goodbye to them. But there is a tiny little issue here. I don’t want to say goodbye to Frank. I don’t feel like I’ve told his story, or, at least, not in all its entirety, with everything that’s been going on in my mind when I think about him, when I’ve thought about him through these passing months with his first appearance in the story being January 17th this year. Has it really been almost a year since I introduced him as that little shy kid, the only boy in the school choir, when Sam’s generation was in full swing? How come he’s grown into a confident middle-aged man in just a little less than a year in real life? You see, that’s what I mean. Frank’s always been special to me, he made me post so many bonuses just so I could tell you more about him and yet, it still doesn’t feel enough. What I am supposed to do now is move on, write about Ron and forget about him, but these thoughts I barely push to the back of my mind, the thoughts of what Frank is doing right now, how he’s dealing with Clint living on his own in another city etc… So, I’ve got an idea.
I wanted to do a sort of story spin-off dedicated to Frank. I would like to begin sharing his story since the very beginning, so even earlier than I did in the story. I’d like to start with Frank’s birth and then move on to current times, eventually. This way, I’d get to share all the things I’ve always wanted to, like Frank’s childhood, what really happened after Hailey outed him, what it was like when his parents’ relationship started going downhill, and how it affected him. Of course, I get that this might be very confusing for readers, since it’s not even going a generation backwards, it’s practically going two generations back, considering he made his first appearance in Sam’s generation and I’d like to take you to times even earlier than that, also showing a bit of Cedric’s side of things after Sam almost ruined his career for good. However, I will also say that although this might still be confusing, with what I have on mind, you won’t need to remember all the details from all these generations. The story won’t be completely new, it will be saying more that’s been said, but I will also make sure to refresh your memory as I expand on some events and introduce new things about Frank and his past.
So, my question is, would you be willing to read something like this, wouldn’t it be too much and too confusing, with the huge time skip and knowing what you do now about Frank and how he’s eventually going to end up? Of course, if I did something like this, I don’t imagine this having a schedule, because it’d be hard for me to manage two scheduled stories and hopefully, it won’t make my current story shine less, although that might turn out to be a real issue, considering how I love Frank, but… What are your thoughts, guys? I know this story is for me, I should do what suits me and all this, but you, as my readers, are very important to me and I’d like to write something that you’ll, too, enjoy reading.
I’d really like to know your opinion on this and whether my idea even makes sense since we said goodbye to Hailey’s generation with its characters quite a long time ago.