And to no one’s surprise, I am once again late wit hthe Update. Sometimes I wonder if it would make more sence to turn Thursday into Update day, so that I’m on time, but paert of me- the paert that knows me- tells me that it will juist end up being me writing the same damn thing every friday havign completely forgot to write it the night before.

I also wonder why I continue these at all. These past few weeks there hasnt’ been much to talk about, much in part- I suspect- because I’m regularly interacting with a lot of you in the Discord. By the time I’m witing it here it really doesn’t register as havign been something new or interesting.

And, really, there aren’t many of you reading this anyway.

I’m sure you’d much rather have me writing the next chapter than tellign you how behind I am because I foolishly took a break t ospend some time with Menoly and ended up with no time left to write.

The recent release of Halo on PC isn’t helping, nor is my recent return into Warframe, but I’m more tired of being behind than you are of hearing me mention I’m behind- and I’m sure you’re right sick of it by now- so I’m trying my damndest to remain focused on my work.

I suppose that is somethign new. It’s just a resolution at the moment, but progress is progress.

Probably more realistic than waking up an extra hour early- and going to bed an extra two early- to go on a walk/run/jog/thing every morning. That’s just not going to happen, no matter how many times I try to start doing it again.

To help with this new resolution, I’m going to write down my work schedule here- so that it’s both written down somewhere and so that if anyone cares to you can call me out on not following it so I get back to work.

What I’m listing below will not include anything else I may be doing regularly, but it should help me know where i stand for this job- which, really, should help me take everything more seriously. I just need to keep reminding myself that this is, in fact, a job and I am, technically a professional- so I can feel good about being on track and like a massive shithead- and not in the Tayuya affectionate way- when I’m not.

Sunday

  • Chapter Prep – Patron
  • Commentary for latest public release.

Sunday, Alt.

  • Chapter Prep -Patron
  • Chapter Prep – Public
  • Work on writing side project such as lemon or oneshot

Monday

  • Recovery day- Post by 10:30am (Local). Writing work starts at 12:00PM. 4:15-4:45 break. 9:00PM End Day.
  • Post Chapter – Patron
  • 3000 words mininum towards next update, 5000 goal.

Monday, Alt.

  • Recovery day- Post by 10:30am (Local). Writing work starts at 12:00PM. 4:15-4:45 break. 9:00PM End Day.
  • Post Chapter – Patron
  • Post Chapter – Public
  • 3000 words mininum towards next update, 5000 goal.

Tuesday

  • Personal- No work, no writing. Home Tasks, Menoly Time, Weekly TTRPG Meeting.

Wednesday

  • 9:00AM Writing Start
  • Finish Next Update- Minimum 2000 words. If chapter completed Monday, 2500 Mininum towards next Chapter.
  • 12:00PM Lunch
  • 12:30PM Weekly Update
  • 1:00PM Resume weekly writing. If goals reached acheived in the morning, an additional 1500-2500 before End of Day.
  • 5:00PM End of Day.

Thursday

  • 1000 words towards next chapter or progress towards side project (750 word minimum)

Friday

  • 1000 words towards next chapter or progress towards side project (750 word minimum)

Saturday

  • 1000 words towards next chapter or progress towards side project (750 word minimum)

You know, it actually feels really good to have that written down. So good, in fact, I took a break to print it out so that I can’t neglect to check this post later- and, you know, grab a bowl of icecream and a large glass of the cheapest red wine I have in the cabinet- hopefully it helps.

Huh, I guess these are good for something still.

But with that covered I don’t really have anything else to say.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid

Well, shit. Missing a Wednesday update and havign to make it up on Thursday is certainly nothing new- though it shouldn’t be a thing at all- but missing the Thursday update too is.

New low, anyone?

Well, at least I remembered it. I was getting in bed last night when I realized I hadn’t done this week’s update and not only did I still remember when I woke up but I started working on it before work.

And considering it took a good ten minutes and all the strength my laptop posesses I should probably didicate some of my time to figuring out what the hell is going wrong. It can’t be dying on me already- well, I hope not- because it’s only been a year and I use my gaming rig for all the heavy stuff.

Most of the heavy stuff.

Games.

I use it for games.

The laptop is used, well, for everythign else I do, including poorly thought out projects.

Huh, maybe I have managed to kill it.

But speaking of games and time, I have spent way too much of my time recently playing them. Warframe, in particular. Sure, I’m a bit ahead, but I got a lot less done this week and I know for a fact that next week I won’t be doing anything except playing Reach on PC.

Well, that and some TTRPG which is why I haven’t been streaming.

Knowing that, however, I should have dedicated more time to writing. I have far too many projects to be wasting time grinding in a game I know I won’t be touching for a while because of Halo.

I haven’t even opened that lemon I was working on since the first day and it was supposed to be a quick one.

And speaking of quick, I’m wrapping this up here so I can get ready for work.

Basically I’ve made no notable progress and I’m way behind on everything like usual.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid

And yet again I’ve managed to fail the simple task of writing an update on my day off. This time, however, it’s more negligence than forgetfullness. I finished my writing for the first half of 106 and had a few hours before I needed to go to bed. Dciding to take a break I took the rare oportunity to spend some time with Menoly.

Naturally, I got carried away shooting shit and didin’t have any time left.

So, instead I’m typing most of this up before work and will finish it when I get home because I need to trim my Bonsai and post some pictures with this update.

So, let’s jump into the things I can cover in this update.

We’re making regular progress with chapters, though not as mcuh as I would have liked. Which, of course, means I’m keeping up the the need but not really building much of a stockpile. Chapter 106 is halfway done and I hope to have it at least 3/4 of the way finished by my next weekend.

Of course I have a pile of other shit I need to get to as well, so let’s hope I can get through ti all. I also realize as I write this that I didn’t even touch the lemon I was working on over the weekend so I have no idea when that’s going to be anywhere close to done.

I really need tro sit down and type up a list fo all the shit I need to do but I really don’t like the idea of looking at it everyday and realizing I haven’t made any progress.

Eh, I’ll get to it….eventually. Writing it all down has been at the top of that non-existant list for months. A few more weeks won’t hurt. Probably.

What else do we have?

Ah, the Patreon is back up to where it used to be, so we’re getting close to that 10% mark. There were some declined payments back on the first that dropped us down to 7.2%. We’re back up to 8.4% and I’m really looking forward to announcing hitting the 10% milestone.

On the subject of Patreon- vaguly- I’m not fired yet, which is good. My sales still suck ass but I had a lucky reak last week that brings me up to like 20% of my required sales and we’re halfway through the month now. Not the best, but enough for me to continue collecting a paycheck for a while. I’m hoping to make it at least six months before I have to leave.

I usually prefer at least a year for my resume, but I’m not sure I’ll make it that long.

But finances aside- and that really needs to go on the list, mine are a mess right now- the Discord seems to be going pretty well.

In the sense that there’s regular usage of it and a constant stream of porn.

What more could we want?

Not sure if I mentioned tis last week, but there’s a seperate server for an RPG bot that basically serves as an idle MUD- and as I type thsi I have a feelign I did- that seems to be almost as popular as the fishing.

With all that covered I only need to post those pictures of my Bonsai- well, I think that’s it- so I’ll be back once I have those. And no, I’m not sure why I write it like this and don’t just act like it was all done at the same time. I’ll just say it’s a monologue style or something.

Aaaaaaaaand we’re back. I got home a lot later than I expected which is a shame because I was very close to having quite the early day and being abel to spend a significant amount of time writing.

It was about 1:30 when my boss- who had stopped to visit me on a job to see how I was doing- had to leave to take care of boss stuff but told me I was nearly done and that they didn’t really have anymore afternoon jobs.

Yeah, they did.

I guess I was the lucky last or something because despite all the jobs supposedly going to give our third-party contractors some work for the day- we call ’em “subs”- I managed to get stuck with a job by dispatch that took way longer than it should have. So my 2pm day turned to a 6:30 day and my writing time drastically shrunk.

But work aside, the Bonsai you’ve been waiting for;

The first two are just after watering them and the following three are after a much-needed prunning. I probably should have trimmed more from Glas- specifically near the base- but I think I’ll leave her for a bit to adjust before taking more of her leaves.

I’m really hoping Goch fills out more because she’s been putting all her effort upwards lately and getting too big for my windowsill. I was under the impression that she’d stop after the first pruning but apparently not.

Another fun thing I realized about them recently- I’ve apparently mixed them up. I was trying to figure out when the leaves would change color and learned that Goch is actually the flame tree, which sort of ruins my deliberate misnaming and what was supposed to be clashing pots.

Figures.

My failures aside, I believe that covers everything for this week so I’m going to try to use the last hour I have this evening to get some progress made on the second half of 106.

Until I next have your attention,

Eyazahrid

And yet again I seem to have managed to completely forget to do the update on my day off. What worse is that I was sitting here at my desk trying to figure out how to use the last few hours of my ‘Sunday’ which would have been the perfect opportunity.

On the bright side, I used the time I would have been writing this to instead start a Naruto x Mito lemon, so I’m sure you guys don’t mind. If I continue to have some free time I can probably have it done by next Wednesday- when I’m supposed to have another update- but we’ll see how it goes.

Hasn’t been much else going on, really. Sealkeeper 105 is done, the discord is going well- and there is, as of about an hour ago, a dedicated RPG server. I’ll have to ask those who are actually using it how it is- and my wonderful Patrons are still showing their support.

I need to go over the list again because we’ve had some new additions along with some declined payments so I’m not sure who I still have as Patrons. It will definitely be included in the next pubic chapter, though.

Oh, yeah, I dropped $30 (monthly) to enable a constant stream of porn in some of the NSFW discord channels.

Yeah.

There’s a reason I have financial issues, I suppose.

It’s seems to be pretty popular, though, so I can’t say it was a waste.

Nothing else really comes to mind for this update- probably because I’m absolutely exhausted from work today, so we’ll call this an update. Lemon progress and Bonsai pictures next week.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid

I realized as I was laying in bed last night that I had forgotten to write this update. Whoops.

There aren’t any new developments to cover- mostly because I haven’t settled on a plot for a book and haven’t really had time to dedicate to any side projects- so I’ll go over the progress of current projects.

As I’m sure you’re most curious about it, we’ll start with Sealkeeper progress. So far the 10k chapters ever two weeks has been working fine, as has the early release for my lovely Patrons. I’ve yet to have trouble missing deadlines, probably because I’ve been dedicating so much of my spare time to trying to get ahead.

And speaking of ahead, chapter 105 is currently at 10% and I hope to boost that to at least 20%- preferably 25%- before I retire for the evening.

The Patron only Discord has grown quite a bit, we’re up to thirty members and have no less than four channels marked NSFW. Probably not surprising, honestly. We know what kind of people we are.

I’m so proud.

Just….stay out of Slime’s Cave. Trust me.

And speaking of Patrons, the sixty-third joined us while I was typing this. The full list is as follows;

Most Generous Supporters

Michael Huber

Mackenzie Harmon

Richard Stieger

Generous Supporters

Patrick Gleese

sedition

The Kevin

Greater Supporters

Elypsus

magicheart 0

Oscar Perez

Christopher pearson

Kurogane

marcothephoenix

Reaper Death

Konan

Tyler Koenig

Jamel McKinzie

Jeremy Webb

Alex Robb

Major Supporters

Christopher

Thomas Li

GenericReader_n

Daniel Witry

Liam Kearney

Nick Payne

Whatzzzzzzzup

FutaFan

Romulan

gabriel reynoso

Daron Smith

Unique Supporter

Janus – Who decided to plop down right between Supporter and Major Supporter. Well done.

Supporters

Kyle Sweeney

J. G.

tyrell daniels

Raymond Saragian

Sabyasachi Shivkumar

Draku

Gobo

Theo McPherson

June Tai

james escobedo

Sebastiaan asselbergs

gary ross

ChaosFox

Perez

Dalton Tuschl

Jin

James

Keagan

hungerycow

TheGreatBubbaJ

Dylan Coltson

Ryszard Cichoń

Nik Shepherd

Dylan Coltson

MasterT941

Andrew Park-Diep

Marin Dimovski

Pantheras
kyoukou

Hkaz

Jennifer carpenter

Finn O’Callaghan

Trivium

Nekrull DeUmbrus

Together we’ve reached 8.4% of our goal and I’m looking forward to being able to announce hitting 10%. You people are fantastic.

That about does it for this update, I need to get back to writing chapter 105.

Until I next have your attention,

Eyazahrid

Another week another update. Almost missed it because I weas busy chatting with Saint and Sheep. What started as me seeign if having a group of people to bounce ideas off of becamed, well, the same thing as the chat in my weekly stream, really.

Probably should have expected that.

There’s not too much t ocover in the way of new developments or progress at the moment. I’ve had some ideas recently I’m looking into but nothing solid enough to announce here. As for progress I’m about 30% done with 104, which isn’t nearly as far as I planned but I got, well, distracted. It’s a pretty common occurance and it’s a miravle it didn;’t happen sooner with how much I’ve been focusing on getting ahead with my writing.

Beign sick probably doesn’t help, nor does all the Vodka. Regardless I’m ahead of where i need to be but behind for where I’d like ot be.

Next I suppose you’re all waiting on Bonsai pictures so let’s get them up here.

Choch, getting a bit too large for her pot. I should probably trim her soon.
Glas, who has finally resumed growing. Definitely need to thin out her base.

And with the Bonsai having made their appearance, I think the only next logical step is to thank my fantastic Patreon supporters.

Most Generous Supporters

Michael Huber

Mackenzie Harmon

Richard Stieger

Generous Supporters

Patrick Gleese

sedition

The Kevin

Greater Supporters

Elypsus

magicheart 0

Oscar Perez

Christopher pearson

Kurogane

marcothephoenix

Reaper Death

Major Supporters

Christopher

Thomas Li

GenericReader_n

Daniel Witry

Liam Kearney

Nick Payne

?

Janus – Who decided to plop down right between Supporter and Major Supporter. Well done. 

Supporters

Kyle Sweeney

J. G.

tyrell daniels

Raymond Saragian

Sabyasachi Shivkumar

Draku

Gobo

Theo McPherson

June Tai

james escobedo

Sebastiaan asselbergs

gary ross

ChaosFox

Perez

Dalton Tuschl

Jin

James

Keagan

hungerycow


TheGreatBubbaJ

Dylan Coltson

Ryszard Cichoń

Nik Shepherd

Dylan Coltson

MasterT941

Andrew Park-Diep

Marin Dimovski

46 of you glorious people, thank you all very much for your support. Next week 102 goes public and I’ll have all of your names at the end of that, too. I should probably figure out the formatting, but that sounds like a “then” problem.

We’re at 6.68% of goal which doesn’t sound like a whole lot but is absolutely incredible considering I only just launched Patreon this month.

That’s about all I have for you tonight but until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid

I was supposed to post this yesterday but I completely forgot about it. Part of it was just that I’m forgetful, but I’d say a large part of it was simply because there’s been so much going on.

And because Menoly distracted me yesterday, but I give her such little attention that I can’t hold it against her.

So, where to start?

How about with all of the amazing people who have become my patrons?

Most Generous Supporters

Michael Huber

Generous Supporters

Patrick Gleese

sedition

Mackenzie Harmon

The Kevin

Greater Supporters

Elypsus

magicheart 0

Oscar Perez

Christopher pearson

Kurogane

marcothephoenix

Reaper Death

Major Supporters

Christopher

Thomas Li

GenericReader_n

Daniel Witry

Liam Kearney

?

Janus – Who decided to plop down right between Supporter and Major Supporter. Well done. 

Supporters

Kyle Sweeney

J. G.

tyrell daniels

Raymond Saragian

Sabyasachi Shivkumar

Draku

Gobo

Theo McPherson

June Tai

james escobedo

Sebastiaan asselbergs

gary ross

ChaosFox

Perez

Dalton Tuschl

Jin

James

Keagan

hungerycow


TheGreatBubbaJ

Dylan Coltson

Ryszard Cichoń

Nik Shepherd

That’s right, 41 fantastic patrons who have collectively pledged $126 a month to help me reach a point where I can write full time.

Or, you know, just really wanted those early chapters.

Either way is fine.

And if you noticed the math doesn’t check out – don’t you lie to me, you weren’t counting- it’s because Patreon takes 5% plus payment fees. Think it comes out to like 8% or something all around.

But the boring aspects of it aside, 41 of you donated.

Holy shit!

I can’t thank you all enough for your show of support and while we’re still a long ways off from our goal seeing how quickly you all chipped in to help makes me think we might really be able to pull it off.

Gods, I hope so.

But until then, I still have writing that needs to get done between work so let’s finish this up so I can get back to working on chapter 103.

And on that note- progress! I’ve mentioned this already but chapter 102 is done – and has been- and as of last night chapter 103 has reached 70% complete.

Technically I only need to get the regular 5k doen each week to keep up, but I figure that if I spend a few weeks eaking out all the tiem I can to get further ahead I won’t have to worry as much.

It will also free up time dfor some of my other projects.

In this case, I’m bumping ‘Write a book’ to the top of the project list so I can get it published and- more importantly- sold. I have a few ideas, it’s just a matter of deciding what would work best and what I can create a satisfying ending too.

Planning out plot isn’t exactly my strong suit, I usually just write as it comes to me.

Of course, if I was any good at it I could just write smut and fill Amazon with my cheap, sub-par porn. Sorry, “Erotic Novellas”. You have no idea how much I would love to be able to say that I make a living writing porn. I think that would be absolutely hilarious.

But speaking of writing, I need to get this finished so I can do some.

Because I don’t have nearly as much free time as I need all other projects will be put on hold for the foreseeable future, though I will return to them as soon as I can. This doesn’t affect most of you as none of my projects have really seen the light yet but I know there will be a few of you disappointed at the delay.

Sorry.

Streams will continue, I have one every Tuesday at about 6pm (UTC-7) and they last between 2-3 hours depending on if anyone’s watching, how engrossed I become, or how much I know I need to get back to writing because I’m nowhere close to my goal for the day.

It’s usually that last one, honestly.

If people like the idea I might do a “Just Chatting” stream while working on my writing, but I suppose we could all just jump into discord for that.

On second thought, having too many people talking would not be conductive to writing, nor would distracting me. Still,an option to keep in mind, I suppose.

Anything else?

Commentary this Sunday, Chapter 102-B for Patrons on Monday, stream Tuesday [FFXV], Update Wednesday, and then nothing until the following Monday when 102 goes public and 103-A is up on Patreon.

So I think that about does it. Thank you all again for your support and until I next have your attention,

Eyazahrid

We have quite a bit to go over in this one and according to the little scheduled I jotted down in an unsaved notepad file I only have about twenty minutes to cover it all in.

On a very quick sidenote having an actual schedule I can glance at to make sure I’m on track has really helped make today productive.

And on the matter of productivity, let’s talk about chapter progress first.

It’s done.

Chapter 101, the first 10k word chapter I’ve had in a while is complete and has been since yesterday..morning? Either morning or early afternoon. Chapter 101 is scheduled for next Monday, 2019.10.14, so we’re about where I would expect to be for chapters as I finish up my last day off but it doesn’t stop there.

As I write this I’ve just finished 6k words for chapter 102, which isn’t expected to be posted until 2019.10.28. If things go well I may even have it done before next Monday putting me a good chapter ahead of schedule.

Unfortunately this doesn’t mean I can somehow manage a 10k chapter every week going forward because I’ve dedicated most of the last week- every chance I got before and after work- and neglected just about everything else.

As much as I would like to keep up such progress there’s no way I could maintain such a pace for long before burning myself out. So, you might be asking why I’m putting in so much work when I’ve already managed to get ahead and the answer to that is the next part of this update.

Convenient, no?

You may have seen my recent post Support’ posted last Thursday [2019.10.03] which should give you a good idea but for those who haven’t I’ll try to summarize it as best I can here.

While I am greatly enjoying my new job, it has come to my attention that the difficulty I’m having reaching a certain metric- sales- may result in a new job search in the near future. The Field Managers and Operations Manager are doing everything they can to help me gain the skills I need to remain but knowing that there is still a distinct possibility that I won’t make it in this field I decided to go over my options.

As attractive as some of them are, what I’d really like to spend my time doing is writing. I dare say I have at least some measure of skill in it but I never really considered it feasible to support myself doing it.

You probably know exactly where this is going but let me clear up any doubt-

I have recently made- well, re-purposed – a Patreon page for myself. I had originally created it back when I had dreams of being a Youtube Gamer but as that’s far less likely to happen I’ve instead changed it to reflect me as a writer.

Before you close the page in disgust, know that I will continue to provide my work for free. Postings will follow their current schedule for the foreseeable future.

As it so happens I have some pretty bad timing with this because I chose to do it right after I changed over to posts every two weeks so I won’t be able to add it to the bottom of the chapter until the fourteenth.

And I’m sure there will be those among you who believe I did so for the purpose of Patreon but I can promise you I didn’t manage to muster up the drive to actually try for this until after Thurday when my Operations Manager had to call me off a job so she could have a chat with me about my performance.

I did, as you no doubt can, see how I could utilize the longer periods between updates to provide something to my Patreons after I finished and posted the first half of chapter 101 that Thursday evening.

As it so happens being sent home early for the day has some benefits.

Yes, you heard that right. Wanting to provide something for Patreons I posted the first half of Sealkeeper: He Who Binds Chapter 101 as a Patreon-only post on my page. It’s 5k- give or take a few hundred- words long, the same as a regular chapter, and was posted a good three days before the usual upload.

Of course with my update schedule changing it did provide a chapter on a week there would otherwise be no chapter. And that’s when I came up with it. Better than just posting the chapter as soon as I finish it so Patreons can read it early, I can split the double chapters into two and post one each week so Patreons continue to have an update every week.

On one hand it does feel kind of scummy but the other option was just to get ahead and post the full 10k chapter a week before release which would really only put them a week ahead of the public release.

Providing chapters every week-and early- seemed better, even if they’re only 5k chapters.

It’s not much, but I really don’t have anything else to offer people as thanks for their support.

Well, aside from maybe their name at the end of a chapter. If that’s something that interests you let me know because I’m more than willing to list my supporters at the end of a chapter if it helps them feel good about supporting me. Hell, I might just do it regardless, that sounds pretty good.

And on the topic of Patreons, I would like to thank my first two Patreons Nssheepster and The Kevin for showing their support. It means a lot to me gentlemen.

Before I get distracted and forget the second half of chapter 101 is up too, posted yesterday [2019.10.08] almost a week before the full release of the chapter. That’s why I’ve been putting in so much effort into my writing, I want to make sure that if I’m asking for people to support me that I’ve provided something to thank them for it.

After I finish up chapter 102 the plan is to set up a Discord server for Patreons to add additional value but I’m not sure how much people even care. Regardless, if I can provide it I’ll try to make it happen to show how much I appreciate the chance to turn my hobby into my livelihood.

So, to recap- because I ramble and I know it- I have started a Patreon page where for just a dollar a month you can have early access every week to chapters of Sealkeeper and, eventually, anything else I’m working on.

I have higher tiers than just a dollar in case anyone’s feeling particularly generous but I won’t suggest them because I don’t have any additional perks or rewards for the higher tiers.

That’s right, you gain every benefit for just the $1.00 every month- actually, it might have tax. I’m not sure so don’t quote me- and not only is that early access to chapters for $0.25 a chapter- less than buying a newspaper but without the comics or coupons- but it’s also the lowest Patreon would let me set.

Should you visit the Patreon page [ Patreon.com/Eyazahrid ] you may also see that I’ve set a goal. To be perfectly honest, I don’t expect to reach it. Should by some miracle we do, however, I will quit my job- you know, or my next job depending on when it happens and how everything works out- to instead write full time.

I’m not sure exactly what that will mean for Sealkeeper progress- probably nothing- but it would make it easier to do and provide the chance for me to work on other stories for my readers to enjoy. Again, it probably won’t reach that point but the closer we get the less I have to worry about what job I am working.

A pay cut wouldn’t be much of a detriment if I have an income from your generosity and if that pay cut is in part due to less hours then that’s more time for me to work on my writing.

Knowing that, there was no way I could not at least give this an honest attempt.

It’s been more than twenty minutes now so I’m behind schedule and still have to correct this post before publishing it, but that’s also just about everything I needed to cover.

At least, it’s all I can recall needing to bring up at the moment.

Oh, no, I have one last thing. If you’ve ever wanted to know what I look like there’s a picture on the Patreon page -my earliest post- that’s been made public so you can see who it is you’d be supporting and as a thank you for at least checking it out.

And with that we’ll call it a wrap. I’ll see you all on Monday for the public posting of chapter 101.

Thank you for all of your support over these past years, I look forward to many more.

Until I next have your attention,

Eyazahrid

This is probably one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done though it really should be easy. Many of you know that I recently changed professions and have been able to prepare chapters much faster with the extra day off it’s provided me.

As much as I enjoy the work, it does not seem as though I will manage to hold onto this job for long. Despite being in a small grace period to acclimate to the job, I’m currently having quite a bit of difficulty reaching sales quotas, a critical metric to maintain my employment.

My superiors are doing everything they can to help me get where I need to be but I fear it might not be enough and that I may be in search of another job soon. While there are several local options that have caught my interest, another possibility came to my attention and I feel like I would regret not attempting it far more than I would failing.

That possibility is, of course, turning my writing into my job.

As I can’t actually sell my writing, I’m sure you already know where I’m going with this.

Patreon.

I will admit I feel horrible just writing this which is why between creating the Patreon page and writing this it’s taken me four hours. It’s never really felt right for me to ask my readers for money and it still doesn’t, especially when I don’t have much I can offer in return.

Still, if I may be facing an imminent change of professions once again I would be a fool not to at least consider the possibility because the opportunity to write more without having to worry about my living expenses is far too good to pass taking a chance on.

However, despite wanting to at least give this a try, my pride will not allow me to turn my back on all of you who have supported me over the years. My writing will remain free, as it has always been, and I will never charge for any of my Fanfiction.

That said, I will offer the only thing I can for those able to spare even a dollar a month; early access to my chapters.

How early will mostly depend on what I have ready upon receiving my first Patron, but that chapter will be available at least a day earlier than its official release. My goal, though, is to have chapters available for Patreon supporters an entire week in advance.

I’ve said much the same thing on my Patreon page which you can check out here but I wanted to say it here too because those that stop by this site are some of my biggest supporters and deserve to be told properly.

Donation or not, I thank you all for your support and look forward to providing you with chapters for the foreseeable future.

As a bonus, I have posted a picture of myself on the Patreon page available to everyone without charge. I feel it’s only right that people know who they’re considering supporting.

My hope is that I can eventually quit my job and turn to writing full time, but every bit of support you’re willing to show- even if it’s not monetary- helps tremendously. Thank you all for nearly four years of reading my work.

Until I next have your attention,

Eyazahrid

Honestly I’m not even completely sure what I should be including in this update aside from a recap of the new update schedule and that Bonsai picture I promised last week.

Suppose I might as well start with that, actually.

There, not just a picture of both Bonsai but my sister’s cat is in the shot too. She calls him Tarzan for some unknown reason but I’ve taken to calling him Artyom, mainly because it annoys the hell out of her and also because for the longest time she swore up and down that he wasn’t a Russian Blue.

Hes’ a Russian Blue.

You know, in case you had any doubts.

But cats aside, there’s the latest picture of my Bonsai. You may note that Glas is no longer in her small blue pot and is, for some reason, in a large white pot.

The size was so she had more room, which should be obvious, but the color is a different story. As it so happens, the month of September is when local stores decide to start hauling out the Christmas shit for some inane reason lost to the sands of corporate time. What does that mean for the garden section at my nearest- well, no, but most conveniently located- store?

It means the already poor selection of pots becomes even smaller until you’re left with two options; brown plastic or white ceramic.

Plastic just seemed undignified so for now she’s going to be in the white pot.

She also, well, looks pretty pad. Something about her branches is off and I think I may need to trim her a bit. Might even have to remove the second trunk that I was hoping to twist around. A damn shame, that.

But if it keeps her alive I really can’t complain.

Well I can, it just doesn’t’ help much.

And would you look at that? We have content for the update.

Now that the Bonsai have been taken care of, we’ll do a quick recap on future updates.

Starting with Monday’s chapter 100, updates will now be every two weeks but will be increased to 10,000 words. Chapter 101 will be posted 2019.10.14 and 102 will be on 2019.10.28.

This change is partially to satisfy those who have complained about small chapters and partly to give myself a bit more flexibility. We’ll see how it goes.

That said, I have work in the morning so we’ll end this here.

Until I next have your attention,

Eyazahrid