Hey guys, this is just me shooting an update your way to say that work is progressing (very slowly, obviously) on Interlude 4.b. Work has left me feeling more tired most days than the fresh-faced, bright-eyed and hopelessly naieve college student who started this blog would have thought. That’s no excuse though. And this isn’t an apology. I’m not going to let it be either of those things, because I know you and I are both sick of them by now.
Instead, I just wanted to say that I’m still here, Goodfae’s not dead, it’s just… slower. It’s been getting progressively slower over time (we all know this), both as the chapters slowly became longer on average and as the ups and downs of real life either impede or sap my ability and motivation to think and write both frequently and creatively. And if I have to choose between those two, if a limb must be amputated, I know which one to pick.
That’s why, as much as it frustrates me (and you as well I’m sure), I’m going to say a few words I told myself I never would. The next chapter will be done “when it’s done”. Even more than just the stress and pressure of the real world, I’ve been looking back on the last arc, and the last few chapters I’ve written in particular, and found myself just hating it. It feels so rushed, uninspired and lazy, and I’d rather deliver a product that’s days, weeks or even months late (though let’s hope not) instead of one that’s just a low effort shit-show like these last few ones have been. Just half-finished product that’s just been rushed out to meet a deadline.
In a perfect world I’m sure I’d be able to give you chapters that are both well-written and released on time for once, but sadly that’s not the world we live in. Most likely I will be changing Goodfae’s schedule policy from here on out depending on how long it takes me to finish this next chapter. It’ll be something like “you can expect between 2-4 chapters a month with no set release schedule”, which isn’t the kind of consistency I was hoping for when I first started Goodfae, but I’m just tired of making promises I can’t keep and feeling like I have to constantly apologize to you guys for not sticking to this arbitrary schedule. I think in the long run it’ll be better for both you and me if I acknowledge my flaws and work around them before I start blindly trying to work against them.
Wow, this got quite a bit more ramble-y than I thought (it is getting late, I guess). Anyway, that’s the state of things right now for me and my life. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to speak up. In the mean time, I will try to have Interlude 4.b up as soon as I am able.