I am not dead as many of you have written and queried.
I’m not sure where to start. It’s been a month with ridiculously long hours of work, other obligations and a nice cold that knocked me out for a week just to keep me on my toes.
I feel a vast pang of disappointment in being unable to update. I love working on Kukuburi (and for that matter ButterNutSquash) it brings me great joy and satisfaction. However with the intermittent updates, mostly because of work, I’ve lost the momentum of the story I’m trying to tell and have felt a bit lost and disconnected.
So, I’ve made a decision.
Now this might sound like a broken record but I’m knuckling down and making some hard choices that I hope will have the best results for myself and for you the readers.
To give the story the strength, dedication and love it deserves I am going on a hiatus. I have taken on a series of corporate projects to help me get out of debt by hopefully mid-spring of next year. A debt that has been hanging over my head for numerous years. Aside from being debt free (which is a positive) my main reasoning for this is by clearing my debt (which resides in the form a credit line) I will be able to keep much more normal work hours and focus on the things I love and, most importantly, use said credit line to publish Kukuburi (and ButterNutSquash) collections. Which is a dream I’m aspiring towards, and have been for some time.
Many of you have donated towards Kukuburi to help fund the pursuit and ability to be able to do this full time. Rest assured your funds are resting in a paypal account and will not be touched for none other than to focus on Kukuburi. If you feel cheated by this hiatus I will gladly refund your money.
I still plan on having the donation drive and am currently working on a few incentives, in the form of original art and giclée prints, that I hope to launch in the new year.
I will try and update my BLOG with what is currently on my plate for those of you interested, one of which is a short Kukuburi story published in a anthology!
I haven’t decided how long this hiatus will take, I know it will be till the end of the year, which isn’t that far off and a little into the new year. After this month is up I will be better able to gauge my schedule and will update again shortly with an official relaunch date.
You’ve all been extremely patient and fantastic. I hope you understand my decision and will be here when Kukuburi returns, which really shouldn’t be too far off.
All the best,