Via his personal blog, the author of the Webtoon God's tower, SIUpublished an update on the current pause his work has been going through since June 2020, from Chapter 485.
I am currently living a normal life. Like everyone else, I get up in the morning, work during the day, and after dinner I finish the remaining work, rest, sleep, and so on. However, this workload is much less than actively uploading updates. With some of my assistants suddenly retiring, the process of publishing new chapters has been delayed. We are sorry.
Even so, I exercise my joints two or three times a week, take more walks outside than when I am actively working, jog, and even meet some of my friends and relatives who I haven't seen in years. .
When I feel lonely and tired, I work in a coffee shop, but now this is not possible due to the pandemic. So I chatted with my consultants, took long baths, and watched some Korean reality shows while I was still working.
Now that I've put it down in writing, it seems so normal that I don't think I had to. It wasn't like the school holidays where I sleep all day or get all the achievements out of a video game or travel the country and fall asleep with a beautiful sunset. The visit of my sick grandfather and the grave of my recently deceased grandmother contributed to the difficult everyday life of the SIU during these long holidays. Well, it really wasn't even a vacation.
Since I am still exercising because my back and wrists are sore, I am sure I will hear good wishes from you even if I decide to take a break. That's why I'm going to really rest from tomorrow.
Since I don't get paid for my updates during the break and have to pay my assistants to continue studying, the pressure has become more and more suffocating and I thought if I resume my updates I will still have pain in my body and mine Mind would feel like it was releasing me from this pressure, but that only made it impossible for me to rest. Sometimes I have wondered if I live to update or if I update to live.
Since I stopped updating chapters, it has been important to get off the internet and social networks as well. So I barely updated this blog or twitter. Sitting in front of a computer is not good for the heart or mind, I am told. Some people tell me that I'm not responsible for quitting my job, but I think on the other hand, I sometimes ask myself, "Isn't it a little cruel to try to limit a freelancer?" However, I am relieved every time I read that someone is waiting for my return.
Adults tell me that your body is your wealth and I then think that I will stay poor. So I lived day after day just hoping to rest tomorrow. I want to protect what is left of my resources, most of which have already been spent. So my goal for tomorrow is to have a very good rest. If I don't do that, I won't be able to achieve my goal.
As a writer, I have to admit that I would really like to keep uploading chapters. I want my work to be successful in a way that makes others happy. A lot of people think that I am a successful writer, but in reality I have to say that we are bound between work and me because I have suffered as many failures as I have had successes. Actually, before the break, I was pretty dissatisfied for several reasons, and with the feeling of having a lot of jobs, I don't know what to do anymore. I even thought that it would be impossible for me to be happy with it. And because I didn't want to continue working with those feelings, I decided to stop serialization. In fact, it's difficult to talk about in front of other writers. Although I know very well how rare are works that are as successful as mine, I have always thought that this is due to a great disposition of the author's work and that he has excellent readers. So it is certainly a difficult subject.
The reason I left social media during the break was because of this aspect of me. When I start writing, I try too hard and check too often. I think you can tell from this letter. All of this takes a lot of time, which in turn affects my goal: rest. The most definitive reason I left social media was because I was scared of the length of the break. Writers feel like criminals every time they step on a break as they are followed with questions in every publication.
So I'll sum it all up. First of all, I apologize to everyone who continues to wait for my job. I have the feeling that as an author I am not giving what it takes. I don't know how long it will be but I will rest well and come back when I am ready and when the time is right. When the fall cools down, stay safe and hope you have great weeks.
On the other hand, SIU publishes the Webtoon Tower of God through the website Naver Webtoon since 2010. The piece inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by the studios. Telecommunication animation film, Headed by Takashi Sana and scripts from Erika Yoshida, published in April 2020.
Synopsis of the Tower of God
The series focuses on a boy's journey on his way through the mysterious tower, building friendships, discovering the rules that govern the tower, and facing terrible challenges as he wants to find the only friend he has ever had.
Source: Official blog
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