Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Status update 2! Onward to other things...

Hey guys, it's me again with another status update for you.

TL;DR version -- Lumia's Kingdom is still alive. But I don't plan on coming back to it for a while. I'm going to work on a simpler and smaller project in the interim.

Now for the details...

It pretty much boils down to me not feeling terribly inspired lately. There are still hundreds of pages to get through before I can even begin to consider LK "complete", but I've been feeling mentally and emotionally burned out when I think about getting to that point.

Basically, I feel like I've bitten off a bit more than I can chew and that I should dial things back a bit. I still want to work on it and want to tell stories for it, but I can't mentally afford to keep wracking my brain over something so super long term at the moment, especially given my unpredictable work schedule.

I am still thumbnailing pages every now and then when I can break through the writer's block but it's going to be several more months before I can consider them ready to see the light of day. Some of them are pretty kick-ass and I want to show them to you now, but I also want to balance pacing and humor and push the story forward with a more consistent update schedule.

So, LK is going on super-extended hiatus. I don't know when I will return to it, but I will return to it. This won't be another Blue Zombie. It might literally be a year or two from now before I start working on it again, I don't know for sure. I wish I had a definitive date for you guys.

In the mean time, I've had other smaller ideas running about in my brain and I really want to execute one of them to completion. It won't be nearly as extensive or dramatic as LK nor as long. I'm pretty stoked about it and, believe me, I really wanted to do it along side LK but I know that I won't be able to commit to more than one project simultaneously. So for the time being, this new project wins out. I don't have a definitive date for when it'll be revealed either. Hopefully within the next few weeks. Keep an eye here or follow me on Twitter for updates.

I know some of you guys are upset with me (I'm upset with myself) but the truth is that if a personal project stops being fun sometimes it's best to set it aside for a while and come back to it later. And I reiterate, I will come back to LK. There's so much I want to do with it, you guys have no idea!

But for now...I'm putting it on the back burner.

Comments, questions, death threats--feel free to leave them here, email me or hit me up on Twitter.

Toodles for now.

1 comment:

Raun said...

I really did enjoy it while it was available for reading. Just be reminded I'll be 70 in another year and would like to read it again before I start doddering and drooling.