I appreciate the reads. These are both stories I'd like to come back to and really work on. There are problems I have with Smile and I can't always seem to find the right way to word things without it getting garbled up. As for the pacing, I'd have to play around with it. I tend to like things a bit slower. But it is something I've thought about altering as well.
Maybe this link would work if you're interested in reading. I kind of like how this turned out a little more than Smile, but it's different.https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B6NmzAiIOF-3MTFhNmU0MDQtZDU2NS00ZjJhLTkzNjctOWZjZjRlMDhiZWNk&hl=en_US
As for the journals, nothing came of it. I expected that though, so that's whatever. I have plenty of other plans and writings and notes lying all over the place for projects I want to work on, but as I said, it's been quite some time since I've done real writing.A lot of other stuff is kind of in the way, but it's something I certainly intend to return to.