Hello everyone, this is Artful Lounger giving a bit of an update on things.
Now then, I know I've done this once before, but sadly I'm afraid that I'm putting this story on hiatus as of now. As for why, well what can I say, work has been piling up more than it has been for years, a number of other things are popping up not the least of which is that my home needs to be fumigated in the near future and I have to deal with the preparations for THAT. A few other things.
But above them all… I don't really know how to say this but I'll give it a try. When I started this story, I liked the idea a LOT. I was always thinking of how to make it better, new ways to take it and ratchet it up another degree in terms of story-telling. I was inspired. But after work started picking up again, about when I went on that first hiatus about a year ago, I don't know. After I started up again, that feeling wasn't there. That spark was gone, and it hasn't come back since. With every new chapter, it feels more and more forced, more like a job than a hobby. Sometimes on the weekend I sit doing nothing, I consider writing another chapter, but then I continue staring off into space because I really don't feel like writing another chapter. I don't know what to say beyond that I can't get excited and inspired writing this story like I used to. That combines with the fact that I have come to utterly despise the canon as much as humanly possible. It doesn't make for a good writing environment. And I think that all of this has begun to show in my writing, not to mention the update schedule which has pretty much been write a bit of a chapter whenever I feel like it and then post it when it gets to a certain length. The writing suffers because I've lost that spark, I've lost the muse I had for this story.
More and more lately I keep coming up with new story ideas, but then I'm held back by the fact that this story is still unfinished and I have a personal policy not to do two stories at once. So that's why I am putting this story on hiatus for now.
Don't get the wrong idea, I'm not discontinuing it by any means. But this story isn't going to be my main focus for quite some time. I hope that you guys read the stories I put up in the future, but I don't think that there will be any new chapters on this one for a while. Personally, I'm hoping that by writing new stories I'll manage to light a new fire for this one in the process.
So, that's the reason why I'm doing this. I hope that you'll read the other works that I will be putting up in the near future. But until then this story is on hiatus until the spark comes back.
I know I'm probably disappointing a lot of fans here, and I'm sorry about that. I really am. I hope that you guys can forgive me for this and continue to read the other stories that I'll be putting up in the near future. I hope you understand.
Until the next upload,