I hate making this post, not just for the normal reasons that it’s the indication that things have gone well and fully off the rails, but because it also feels like I’m bitching about something I really don’t want to complain about. As people who check the posts (alongside looking for new chapters) probably already knew, I’ve been getting over some WONDERFUL food poisoning lately (I have no problems bitching about that. Food poisoning sucks) which resulted in the initial schedule derailment. Piling on to that has been a major schedule change in my day job (the one that actually pays my bills ^_^)
The change in schedule at my day job is actually a REALLY good thing, hence why I don’t like blaming the schedule interruption on it. It’s a promotion that came with an approximate 15% pay increase, and I really do like my job, so in the long run this will be a GOOD thing for this site (more money long term = less stress which = more writing!), however in the short term it’s a pretty major adjustment. I’ve gone from working a 4-10 schedule (Mon – Thu) back to a 5-8 schedule (Tue – Sat), and in addition to all of my NEW responsibilities, I am learning that the people taking over my old responsibilities are not quite as well trained as they thought they were (so lots of after hours phone calls and texts for clarifications) which should only be a short term issue.
So that’s the state of things right now. Updates will occur is often as I can manage, and there will be a minimum of one update each week (and I’m REALLY going to try and make sure both TMTD and YYH get a weekly update still), but with my writing schedule shot to hell I can’t really put s specific day out there without knowing that I’ll be missing it a lot. Hopefully this will all settle down within a couple of months and a proper schedule can be resumed.
Thanks everyone for reading, and hopefully you’ll stick around long enough for me to sort all this stuff out!