After much long and hard thought, I am going to place this series on indefinite hiatus. As I do so, I would like to explain my reasoning...which may surprise a few people
My decision is NOT because I don't have time and/or no longer want to do the article. When I started this series, my hope was to feature long-form novels and series here on DA. In order to do so, I felt it important that each work have a certain level of content available, and there be a certain level of commitment from the author(s). I have written numerous notes and contacted quite a number of people. Many told me they were not interested. Others simply never get back to me with information or interview questions. One or two follow-up notes are fine, but I don't believe in badgering someone when they are the one that will benefit from the feature. I have gotten some nice recommendations, but they are few and far between. And even in those cases, I oftentimes run into the problem I noted above.
Some have suggested that I downsize the requirements, and allow features of works that have less writing complete and/or no-art. I simply don't want to do that. My goal was to showcase works that were committed to the long-haul, and I did not feel it was unfair to expect a certain level of completeness before giving the creative work a feature.
Another suggestion was that I feature other different works by the same authors. While I am not against that, my hope was to space out features so that the series wouldn't be accused of favoring one author over another. The goal was to spotlight as many different creators as possible.
The last issue to note was support for the series. While I am thankful for the many people who promoted it, it simply did not get the backing of the community which was needed for it to grow. Even after over a dozen articles, viewship was minimal and I found featured artists often disappointed by the turnout.
Anyhow, I will not close the group; it will remain open to showcase the authors we previously featured. There is also a chance I could resurrect the feature again, perhaps if there was a surge of interest in the future. But for now, it's unfair for me to keep promising a new edition when the likelihood is poor there will be one anytime soon.
Again, I thank all of the authors and the watchers of the group. Even though it wasn't a huge run, I'm proud of the series and appreciate your support.