Okay, so the title is a BIT melodramatic. And this isn’t my eternal shame. But sometimes a little melodrama is fun. So a few of you have noted my silence. Jaz had pointed out it’s been 3 weeks since I’ve said something. Has it really been that long? Geeze. Time flies. I wish I could say this is a “oh I’ve been so busy” thing but… um… well… no. I sort of got into a game that I’m super excited for and may have fallen off the writing wagon. Just a little. Or a lot. Or way too much. Like, to the point where I may have called in sick one day for work because I just really wanted to play the game. So, basically, instead of being a responble, 30 year old adult, I’ve been a child for 3 weeks XD
But, I have made a mistake. I have erred. You all have entrusted me to write more of this story and it WILL occur. So I make a goal between Fate, cheerleaders, and all you lurkers to do a fun stretch goal that should push me. It’s based on an idea called “Four-in-February” where a lot of people agree to beat four games in the month of February. Well, next month, to make up for the lack of chapter, I’m doing “Three-In-April”… well… it doesn’t roll off the tongue like “Four-in-February” but it’s my goal for April.
Basically, I didn’t try to push myself at all last month and that is my, at least, 3 week shame (so not quite eternal… but if you consider how much you can get done if you put your mind to it in 3 weeks it is a FORM of eternal so… um… where was I going with this?). Because I put no effort into March I want to push myself. The next few chapters, I think, will be shorter anyway so I’m looking forward to trying to push what I can do. Is this insane? Well, maybe a little. My dayjob is something that is sort of tied to tax-season here in America and, well, the deadline for taxes is April 15th. So I’ll be working a little overtime before then, but things will slow down a LOT after then. Creates a nice dichotomy where I think I can get 1 chapter in before the 15th (I have started on 33 after all) and 2 more after. I won’t be pushing myself like this other months so I think I’ll be fine stress-wise. It’s cathartic to do stretch goals like this once in a while anyway.
So, the plan-
- April 1st, post the month artwork (BY GRIMAY!) and post the vignette on Patreon
- April 14th- post Chapter 33
- April 21st- post Chapter 34
- April 28th- post Chapter 35
After that it will be our usual once a month schedule. I want to thank everyone for their well wishes and concern and I’m just fine. Great in fact. Just irresponsible at times when I get into betas of games I’m really excited for. If you’re curious, the game is Overwatch by Blizzard (also, just to head off any questions about it, I don’t share my battletag with people I only know from the internet. I used to and… well let’s just keep it at I had some odd experiences that made me regret it). I love it a lot and look forward to playing it when it officially comes out. But, for now, time to be an adult and get back to writing.
If you’d like to help me meet this stretch goal of Three-in-April, understand that comments really help motivate me. So this is what I’m going to do, I’m going to post a silly topic that is MGP related and if I could get participation from you (ie, comments on the topic) it’d be super motivating for me. So, for this week, the topic is this:In your mind, what is the favorite anime or tv show of each of the Spirit Guard, Cory, Eli, and Stacy and why? Bonus points if it’s a Bland Name Product style titled show (and sorry if linking to TVTropes ruined your day’s productivity)
Well, there is the topic! I’m looking forward to your answers! Oh! And thanks to those who have been updating the MGP TVTropes page. I don’t know who you heroes are, but you have no idea how giddy it makes me every time I see it’s been updated. It makes no sense why it makes me happy, but it does and every update you make honors me!
Three-In-April! Let’s do this!,