After much thought, debate and prayer. West Lake will come to a close this year, I will be wrapping up the last two episodes of the season and then pulling together a 4 part mini series event to send the characters and story lines out properly. There are a few different reasons for this number one being time management with my son, Patrick.
He’s 6 months old nap times are getting harder and harder to manage and get any writing done. When he is awake my time is spent with him and I simply can no longer do both full time and do it well, there is to much to handle with one person in charge of a series with my current lifestyle. I can only imagine as he gets older my time will be more limited at least until he can entertain himself. I waited a long time to be a mom and I am going to enjoy every second of it.
Second, I work from home Little Monkey Designs was launched a few months ago and I simply can’t do business part time, mom part time and a series on my own full time. Sewing car seat covers, cloth wipes, reviewing diapers for companies, website design and soon to be soap I just can’t handle a series on my own full time any longer. My business brings in extra income that for the time being my husband and I need, and even if it didn’t I love what I do.
Thirdly, this doesn’t mean that I am leaving the web soap world or the web series world. I’m here to stay and to write just in a smaller scale capacity. I will be co-writing a series with Chris Coleman, a longtime friend and writer of Aztec Springs. This works better for my current predicament of not being able to handle things on my own, I still write and it will be co-done. Meaning I can still do what I love without the stress of it being all on my own. The style will simply be what we have always done each of us will write certain characters and it will be a joint effort.
West Lake has been a very important part of me ever since the conception in 2009 when it premiered from my long absence in the web series community from 2005-2009. I want to have a proper send off and I feel this is the best way to accomplish that feat not to say that certain characters will never pop up ever again once the series comes to a close but for now this is best for me. I appreciate al the feedback, all the support and all the love that everyone has given me and West Lake over the last few years.
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