I have been taking f o r e v e r on my latest series that is in progress.
This is not the way I wanted it to go at all. I have certain personal issues that I deal with on a regular basis that make it slow-goings for me in general artistically, at least for the majority of the time, and getting things done on time has always been a struggle for me. >~< Added to which recently are big life-happenings that combined have made me all but creatively null & void.
I would be super bummed out if my series got canceled because of this. I know I should have had it done by now. I know I should be working on it more than I am. But I just … can’t. /: I want to. I think about it constantly. Every day. But at the moment I am gone artistically.
I completely understand, though, the deadline request… I get it. And I do agree with a way to keep tabs on upcoming series’ if someone is interested in doing so. I’m not sure I agree with instituting deadlines, though. That would not motivate me, personally, as a creator, for one thing. If anything it would deter me. (But maybe that’s for the best, lol. Way things are going with me lately. ) And as a collector I’m with @lonelee – what’s the rush? (:
As a side idea, what if there was a way to “pause” a series submission? Though that has potential to wind up doing more harm than good… but then at least interested followers/collectors would be alerted that it may take longer than they initially thought.