Yeah ngl you perfectly formulated some of the thoughts/reservations I had about some of my own tl’s and fics into words. TheI enjoy writing this timeline. That's kind of obvious, of course, given that I've written more than 200k words so far, but I feel like it has to be said. I don't think there's much of a future in writing like this. I'm getting to a point in life where I want to focus on doing things that will increase my future prospects of employment and/or publication, and there's not really a market for alternate history essays. I love doing this, of course, and I love interacting with everyone who reads my works---a hearty thanks to all y'all for the likes and the comments, they mean a lot--but I just don't think it's a good idea for my future prospects.
But ultimately, for me I see it more as a form of entertainment for fun.
You seem really passionate and invested in the subjects in this timeline and it shows.
Whatever you choose @Eparkhos, I enjoyed really reading this timeline, but don’t base it solely on what everyone thinks you do. You should also consider what you’re more comfortable with in terms of writing.
Yeah, if you’re pressed for time and stuff, you could go back to the old TL format of summarizing various events that take place.In my opinion, rather than allow it to become a soap opera, it is always better to just release a "finale" episode and finish the arc that started with Trebizond nearly getting subsumed by the Ottomans. You can always come back for another season/arc if you feel like it.