March 17th Update

Well, in 18 minutes or so this will be a March 18th Update, so let’s try to get this out quickly.

I haven’t been updating quite as much as I had been previously- I think I’ve gone from three days to four- but at least I haven’t stopped. The new position I have at work is taking a lot of my time and just about all of my energy, so when I do have the occasion to write it’s usually an attempt to catch up on Sealkeeper rather then letting you know that I haven’t made any progress.

I can guess which you’d rather I be using my time on and Twitter rather conveniently let’s me tell you I’ve made little to no progress without risking me rambling on about nothing.

Today, before work, I managed to hit the 50% mark for chapter 74 which means I somehow managed to knock out 40% of it while at work. I wasn’t on the clock yet, but that normally doesn’t stop work from keeping me busy.

Like yesterday, when I got there early and had to do a bank run because they had no change. Didn’t get any writing done before that shift.

Moving past that, I had hoped I might be able to knock out some more during my break but as is common these days my break is more an exception than rule. Managed to get most of the crew a break- I think- but I didn’t have that luxury.

Not normally a problem, I’ll finish up the chapter when I get home. Only problem with that is that I’ve been off on Mondays which means I have all day to do one last look over the chapter- really, I’m just fixing as many apostrophe mistakes as I can find- and then post it.

Lately that’s been early afternoon because I’ve been sleeping in, but I think I got a morning or two in there as well.

Tomorrow, however, I work so I’ll be going to bed in…nine…minutes or so and waking up around 8am- I hope, I cannot stand the thought of being late- and leaving for work at about 8:30. I’ll get to work around 9, realize all the things that I need to take care of and assign as much as I can to whatever manager is currently there. I’ll try to then get some writing in, but depending on the store’s state I might end up jumping on to help.

Sometime around 11am I’ll officially clock in and I’ll clock out 9pm-ish, which means back home at 10pm.

I can hazard a guess here, but I don’t think many of you want to wait until 11pm on March 18th for the next chapter of Sealkeeper. Feels like we’d be cutting the whole “Monday Updates” thing kind of close.

Instead, I just went over the chapter and uploaded it into the Doc Manager so that when I wake up all I have to do is choose a name for the chapter, post it, send out a tweet, and post it.

And then I spent the rest of the time I had tonight writing this.

Yeah, you’d probably appreciated the chapter more but I want to keep you all in the loop.

It helps me stay focused, which I’m sure you all prefer.

Then again, I just spent some of my precious writing time telling you my standard work schedule, so “focused” is up for debate.

Maybe “motivated” is more fitting.

Either way, update tomorrow -eight hours or so from now- on 3/18. Chapter 73 is done -well, I still need to edit it- and will be posted 3/25. Chapter 74, as previously mentioned- is halfway done and will be posted 4/1.

And no, that is not an April Fool’s joke. Have some faith, please.

Seriously, I promise.

Clock just switched over to saying 3/18, so I’m out of time for the night-morning- and will have to end it here. I’m sure you’re all grateful.

I’ll see you all in a couple hours with the posting of chapter 72.

Until I next have your attention,


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