Hoennshy at an end. · 12:41am
This may come as out of left-field for all of you, but I can't see how I could continue on with Hoennshy, especially with its current incarnation and beastly length.
If you look at my profile, you will see that I tout myself as a "full-time artist and part-time writer". Because of the field that I'm perusing and the amount of effort that it takes to succeed in the field, my writing time and any other hobbies that I have that will not bring me closer to my goal have to be lessened substantially. Over the past year-and-a-half, I broke my time fairly evenly between writing and artistic study. Over time, as the work load for Hoennshy increased and the demand for chapters to be released rose, I found myself focusing 90% of my time on pony fan-fiction after working 10 hour days instead of working on art to ready myself for school. Even when I was let go from my job, I decided then that I would use my time to better my art and truly focus on what would land me my dream job.
Needless to say, the nagging in the back of my head kept pushing me to revamp Hoennshy to make it better and to appease the readers that have followed it. What resulted was a minimal amount of time focused on drawing, and all of my time focused on doing rewrites and edits for previous chapters. When I finally uploaded all of them and realized what I had used my time for before school, I became disgusted with myself. One of these two behemoths of focus, Hoennshy or art, had to stop. Unfortunately for all of you, the choice was crystal clear. I know that I made a joke entry about cancelling the project back on April Fool's Day, and this may look like that post, but this is something I've been mulling over for a long while, and it has to be done.
Not to be all "doom and gloom", I love Hoennshy. The story, I thought, was great for something I would attempt, and what happens later is something that I didn't believe I would ever get to work. What I'm going to do with the information about where the story is headed, I'm not sure. All I know is that making this story, meeting the people that I did, and hanging out and chatting with all of you about this story was wonderful, especially during this strange transition period in my life.
I want to thank you all for sticking with Hoennshy over the past nearly two years. I may write some short stories here-or-there, but a mega story is something that I certainly can't handle as my life is turning more into one of responsibility and sacrifice.
I'm sorry to all who were excited to see this going forward, and I thank you for your understanding.