... beginning of an era?
I don't know if anyone read the "Moving On" post (two posts back), but I've decided after a great deal of consideration that there wasn't really a decision to be made. It was made years ago.
Does anyone reading this remember the YahooGroups based role-play called "NRPG"? It got a little slow, so I tried out a bizarre storyline that I had started writing but didn't know how to approach. That first file- the one that made five pages before I gave up on it- says it was created on 8/3/1999 at 6:40 PM.
That means it was a little over ten years ago that this idea first surfaced. It is as old as my oldest published work. I have been occasionally considering it and turning it over for ten years, and this NaNoWriMo, I wrote it. It's canon - no choice, simple fact, time to move on and see what the new world holds.