My dear readers,

As most of you have found out by now, I've outright removed chapter 59 from Viridescent. This has been due to a rather negative response regarding the chapter and my own misgivings about it. After reflecting on the matter with the members in my discord, I've decided to take the chapter down and go on a hiatus that will last until the year is over.

2020 has been difficult for me, and these past few months with a new job have been especially tough. The last month has been a hellscape of insomnia, physical exertion, and depression on top of my workplace ramping up because of the holidays AND planning out my younger sister's wedding. My mind and body are already exhausted and frayed, and my temper snaps all-too easily at the moment. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years still on the way, as well as two birthdays coming up in my family, I have been forced to accept that I cannot write quality chapters under the current circumstances.

I need a break. I need to rest and focus on myself with what little time I have not working until the madness of the holidays finally moves on.

And here's the thing: I love writing. I love writing Viridescent especially, and this story has been such a ride from the very start. I want to keep putting out chapters that you all enjoy because I live for the responses I get from everyone. This is one of my favorite things to do in my free time, and I want it to remain enjoyable for myself and my readers. I don't want it to become a chore, or lose its charm.

So with that in mind, I'm going to stop writing entirely until New Years has passed us by. I will not be putting out any content whatsoever. When my hiatus has reached its end, I will delete this message and replace it with an updated version of chapter 59 re-worked from the ground up.

I thank you for your patience and understanding.

-darkfire1220