Hiatus - Nov 21 2016 08:03 pm
[Posted by Bero on Nov 21 2016 08:25 pm]
I already said everything in the image up there, but just to expand a little:
It was really hard to come to this decision. It was also really hard to force myself to finish this last chapter.
Echo is my brain-child, and I love it just as much as I did 10 years ago when I made the first fateful, random sketch that grew into so much more. We haven't come anywhere close to all the twists and turns of this story that make me care for it so much.
But I also have to take a step back and recognize that my persistence isn't paying off. My struggle to keep up with weekly pages (the only way I could finish this story before I die) is keeping me from doing other important (and more attainable) things in both my personal and creative life.
Did you know I'm writing a book? I'm five years and 300-or-so pages into it, and the end is in sight. But the end keeps getting farther and farther away as I keep chipping away at Echo instead.
Did you know I'm a much better writer than artist? My book is where my skills and attention are needed right now. I need to make it work.
So, for now, I need to put Echo on the shelf. As much as it kills me to do so.
Like I mentioned, I'll still be online and posting art, so you can follow me at: berowake.tumblr.com. Maybe you'll see some familiar faces there from time to time.
I don't know if or when I'll be able to return to Echo. But I hope I'll have another avenue for sharing my stories someday.
Thanks for reading all these years. See you around!
[Posted by Birdz555 on Nov 22 2016 05:29 pm]
Aw, I'm sad to see this hiatus! However I understand you wanting to focus your creative talents! I wish you all the best on writing your book! I'd love to read it someday :D
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