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

Normally I sit down after work to write up the commentaries, the update, and to do a quick proofread of Mondays’ chapter. Switching things up today I’m writing this during my break instead of working on chapter 89 because I’m not going to be conscious enough to do this once I get home.

As I type this I’m on 27 hours and I still have another 5 until my shift ends. When I get home it’s going to be a very brisk shower followed by me grabbing a blanket and a pillow before collapsing onto the floor for the next twelve hours.

I suppose I could have tried sleeping earlier, but I usually can’t sleep for just four hours and I’m too paranoid to risk it. I can’t stand being late and I was already late for the first time in over a year the other day because I managed to sleep through all my alarms.

So, with my lack of sleep already making standing an interesting challenge, there’s no way I’m going to be able to do this later. For that reason I’m also pushing the commentary for chapter 84 to tomorrow. I’ve already gone over chapter 85 so when I get up tomorrow I’ll type up the commentary and post both it and the chapter.

So far there’s been no luck in the job search but I did put in an application this morning so hopefully I hear from them soon. I’ll try calling them sometime tomorrow to increase my chances but that’s going to be interesting when I work during most of the business day.

Fingers are crossed, though, it seems like the job would be a good fit for me. You know, assuming I’m understanding the job listing correctly. I’ll have to make sure what I’m imagining is even vaguely close to reality before committing to it.

And if I don’t get it, well, I have a list of other jobs which all seem better than my current one. Hopefully I can be somewhere else no later than August.

Might have a paid vacation coming up, too, so getting it after that would definitely be preferably. I haven’t had a vacation in years and the chance to spend a week doing nothing but sleeping and catching up on my writing sounds fantastic.

I should probably see an optometrist, too, considering I’ve known that I’m nearsighted for over a year now and my vision plan kicked in months ago.

But that’s enough of my personal crap, let’s focus on what you’re really here for- Sealkeeper.

Chapter 89 is still only in it’s infant stages, so quite a lot of work to catch up still, but I did sit down and type up the plan for the next half dozen scenes and I think you’ll enjoy them.

I haven’t had any time for my other projects, which is a shame, but with the completion of chapter 88 I do have a new teaser for you.

“Hinata, Cuddles, and Naughty Misunderstandings.”

Nice and short but I’m sure it will keep you busy wondering what’s going to happen.

Haven’t taken any recent pictures of my Bonsai so I don’t have any of those to share but they are doing well still, which is good.

Break’s just about over so we’ll end this here. I’ll see you all tomorrow for the next chapter.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid