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About that hiatus...

Heya, everyone.

First off, I'd like to apologize for my extended silence. I never meant for it to drag on for as long as it did. Put simply, I've been having a rough time emotionally. Between the health nonsense and stress from various things, I sorta broke down. In the process of the break down, I lost most of my motivation for art related stuff. I've spent the better part of the last few weeks trying to pick up the pieces and get back into the flow of things. It's been tough- but after a few setbacks, I'm moreless getting back into my usual routine. Sort of. Right now, I'm focusing on getting caught up on class work and the like.

As for projects...

I've gotten several questions on this- and regrettably haven't really felt like answering this, so it's time for me to stop ignoring the topic. Pokemon: Rising Shadows. Initially, the hiatus was meant to be a one week break. Just one week for me to step away from Pokemon stuff so I can work on Nightfall related stuff- to work on MY characters and MY world. That was the plan. Then someone had to complain. Someone had the nerve to complain about me doing ONE page for Nightfall after five months of no Nightfall stuff and say that they'd rather have me work on PRS.

Doesn't seem like a big deal- but you know... it really set me off. It was one of many things that broke me in August- but definitely one of the more infuriating things. Don't get me wrong- I enjoy working on PRS- I enjoy making people happy. What I don't enjoy is having someone tell me that they'd rather have me working on. Don't get the wrong idea- I'm aware it's just one idiot and have know that most of the PRS followers are awesome people- it's just that when that happened, part of me just sorta snapped and said 'screw this.' Overreaction? Maybe. Still... after that, I didn't do any art for a month.

I've always had conflicts on what to work on at any given point. I want to work on both projects- you all have seen me ramble on this before- but I can't. I cannot consistently work on both at the same time without killing my shoulder and time. Because of that, I decided to continue on PRS and take the time away from Nightfall to further plan it out- I had no problems with this at all. As I said, I enjoy working on both. I really REALLY do. Why? Because people enjoy it- it makes it all worthwhile. I have no intention of canceling PRS. Not at this time. I might put it on hiatus from time to time so I can work on Nightfall/Sunrise or other projects- but I don't want to cancel it. I've put in over 100 hours of work on it- why stop?

I'd like to thank all of you who have been patiently awaiting the next page- and for those who have expressed concern over my unexpected absence/silence. I really should have said something about the hiatus, but... I dunno, after the above incident, I just didn't feel like saying anything. Stupid, yes. Really stupid. I'm stupid and I do stupid things.

As of this time, I cannot say when PRS will resume updates. Right now, I'm focusing on getting re-used to using my tablet. Funny how it feels weird to use when you haven't touched it in almost two months. It wasn't until a certain person on PXR (a site I help with) poked me about a little art project earlier this week that I started drawing again. So thank that awesome person. I'll upload some of the art later on when I feel like it- I have a few things worth uploading. Not much though. I Do hope to get back into comic making soon though. Just bear with me.

Oh- and next month is NaNo. Against my better judgement, I'll be participating again this year. Cause why not?

posted by Nekomata-chan @ Oct 16 2015 11:04 am  -  1 Comments

Reader Comments:


bossy people are indeed super annoying. I personally was fine with the hiatus, I'm willing to wait any length of time for this comic. Rising Shadows is super awesome, so glad that you're back!

posted by starrysky789, Oct 18 2015 01:56 pm

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