I go into this under the pretense that it may, in fact, unmask me despite being anonymous. At this point? ::shrug emoji::
What is it about players who literally collect characters? And by collect, I mean app characters (primarily fandom-based games) and barely make a dent in doing anything with them?
I fully and wholeheartedly understand that life will and should always come first. Anyone who thinks otherwise? Good bye. I, myself, have most definitely had fits of life (events, health of all types, etc) that pull me away from this hobby. Sometimes far longer than I want it to.
And it blows.
What equally blows is leaving your fellow writers sitting in a sense of limbo. Granted, there are amazing people on this server who understand and respect the above, but it's also not entirely fair to leave them hanging. Or wanting more interaction between characters. Etc, etc, etc.
As painful as it is, I have learned not to sit on characters for ages at a time and/or app in a bunch of games when I'm already struggling with a current game/cast. It's hard. It sucks. But, come on. If you are finding yourself stretched for time, that should not be a cue to hold in a bunch of other games.
This goes hand-in-hand with sitting on characters, not playing them, but coming out of the proverbial woodwork at the end of the day to chime in during activity checks. Nothing causes intense eye twitching than this. Again, I don't know nor understand the thought process behind it, but it's beyond frustrating.
All of that said, I am guilty of this. Have been guilty of this. But I try my damnedest not to be because I want to have fun and I want people I enjoy writing with to also have fun.
I may get some heat for this vent and that's okay. This place is here for venting, anonymously or not. Honestly, I'd love to understand what draws writers to do this because maybe I can be accepting of it.