In The Service
and related stories have existed in written form for a minimum of 13 months. A failed first draft existed at least a month previously to when I posted Monsters
so call it 14 months.
But really, the story is much older than that. It predates my being a part of the fandom it is written for; I daresay it might predate the existence of Lyrical Nanoha
general (I'm a little hazy on dates for the primogenitor works since...jesus, I was in high school then) and I know it definitely predates Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Striker S
. (Scratch the previous comment here, I did the math.) It's been a minimum of nine years, more probably ten or eleven. It has gone through a number of fandoms and original concepts, by many different names (Cold Hands
, the working-titled Shiori
, maybe a half-dozen others). I have in some way been working with this general concept and theme since probably my junior year of high school.
, by contrast, is barely three months old in both conception and written existence. And the possible but probably not going to happen Ten Years Late
is younger than that.
edited 8th Oct '11 2:32:49 PM by Night