I think I'v gotten to the point finally that I may need to put this on hold. To say that this is a disappointment is an understatement. Let me explain:
When the project began, the enthusiasm was palpable. I felt (and still do) that we were onto a great idea, and people were pretty jazzed to submit their work. However, this was during school holiday, and I'm pretty sure people thought this would be a quick job. In my desire to keep everyone on track and on the same page, there were many delays as some of us had real life play havoc on our schedules. Some work wasn't getting submitted, some responses weren't so prompt, etc. Basically, this is a side project hobby for our actual hobby, and I think it ended up on a lot of back burners.
Believe me, I get it. We all get busy.
Now that we're supposed to be in full swing, I think a lot of people are back in school and enthusiasm has really dropped off. I only have two groups (of two) that are actively working from what I can tell.
I'm NOT lecturing or complaining. I promise I'm not bitter. But, I have to be realistic at some point and just say it's not working out right now. Maybe this is the sort of project that needs to be laid out with a timeline ahead of time, so we all know what we're getting into and what dates we need to hit. And I also think it needs to happen in the Summer as well.
For now, I don't really see a choice other than to put it on hold until we can hammer out the details and maybe even start up again. We had several drop-offs, including the originator of the project, and it doesn't seem fair to keep holding up those who wish to continue on their own.
I would be happy to turn this into an open forum for feedback about the project, and how we can either revive it or do it differently. I would still love to be involved, obviously, as I've really enjoyed the work I've done on it. What I'll need (or whomever if someone else edits it next time 'round) is a commitment to involvement, as long as we have clear timelines set from the start. I didn't know how much time it might take, but I think I have a better idea now.
Andurin Marvak, Brother Tyler, all the writers and peer editors, I'd like to thank you for the work you've put in already. I'm not saying it won't happen. I'm saying it just might not happen right now. Let's talk about what we need to do next.