Hiatus · 4:38am
Surprise, surprise, eh? I won't pretend to my readers that they did not see this coming, or already drew this conclusion. For this blog post, I am just simply making it official and enumerating my reasons for the hiatus.
As some of you may already know, I have a job with full time hours. Two weeks ago, I was officially given a promotion and raise. This position locks me into a 40 hour work week until I quit, or get fired. Secondly, I am currently taking two college classes for the fall semester. As you may imagine, this reduces my free time even further. I do not intend to make anything less than A's in college, so I have to put in the hours to study, and complete work on time within the gaps of my packed schedule.
Griffon a Hard Time will not die. But I will admit that for a long time now, I have contemplated on giving up the story. I have general ideas about where I want the story to go, but I haven't taken the time to work out an outline with discrete events for the rest of the story. In the past, I have found it very hard to work on the story because of the limitations I put myself in with first-person narrative and shaky character development. With these writing issues, and the quality I strive for - compounded with time limitations - I won't be updating any time soon.
I know that a hiatus will most likely reduce my future audience, but it needs to be done. This decision is a courtesy to my readers, and an honest evaluation to myself about the status of Griffon a Hard Time. I'll find some way to finish this damn thing, somehow in sometime. I am sorry to say that it won't be this fall season.
Thanks to all that have supported and enjoyed the story thus far. I think about my version of Gilda and the audience often.