So, just yesterday, I tried to continue writing CounterTale (CT) and Under the Spotlight (UtS) and found that it was too hard to force it. I didn't try Being Sassy Under the Spotlight (BSUtS) because I felt I would get the same issue. It annoys me so much. However, I found a solution for UtS.
So, originally I started an arc that I thought of when I started writing UtS during my December breaks last year. This particular arc is where I'm having trouble. It's frustrating to write because it requires a lot of calculations and more. If you want to know more, there is a stash file with HEAVY SPOILERS about that arc for those who are interested. I love spoilers, so I would hate to take that away from some people.
So, back on topic. I have decided to take that arc out and write it separately. It was originally started at the second half of chapter 26 and I currently had up till mid-chapter 33 written before it started getting tedious. I'm halfway done, but it's just...ugh!
What that means is that it will be put back in LATER
in the story once I finish it. In the meantime, I will delve into other things so that I don't have to keep postponing uploading this fic for those who like it to read. It frustrates me that I post CT every other week since that is also in hiatus due to lacking motivation (like this UtS mini-arc). I'd like to post more often but with so much left of CT's final arc to write, it's just...I can't. Thankfully, there are enough chapters of arc 3 left (12 chapters) that I have time. I hope I can push through.
So, hopefully this hiatus will last far less with this arc taken out of the place it was originally. I'll have roughly 5 more chapters written (and edited) before I start posting again. Since I know where UtS is going (roughly), I just have to smooth out some of the details through notes and then I'll have it online ASAP.
So, to the people waiting patiently for UtS, thank you. I'm so sorry it's taking so long. I think suspending this mini-arc till later is the best bet. Till next journal!