Quick update- and I mean it this time, I need to get my ass in bed- but as many of you have probably noticed I’m once again behind with chapters. This is due, in part, because I’ve recently started a new job and have been waking up, going to work, coming home, sleeping, and going back to work.
I’ve been working between twelve and fourteen hours each day and I hit forty hours by the end of my third shift. The paycheck should be nice but as you may have guessed I have absolutely no time to write lately. I’m hoping that changes when my days off hit and that I manage to get the chapters done quickly but just in case I don’t I wanted to have this here so people know why.
Fingers are crossed, let’s see if I can have the next chapter done by Tuesday the fourth.
When I wrote my last update I was sitting in a hotel halfway through my first week of training. Tonight I’m sitting at me desk trying not to fall asleep after a long day in the sun.
As it so happens working outside in 106 degree weather is not fun- and I’m pretty sure that was the coolest day this week. Even so, I’m enjoying this work far more than I ever did my last position.
I miss the air conditioner, naturally, but even working eleven hour days the time just flies by and before I know it I’m at home with a cold one. I’m making a little bit less but I’ve worked an entire shift less, which I now need to devote to my writing.
I had a chance last night- before I just surrendered to sleep- to at least write down notes for the scenes I want to cover for chapter 96 but I don’t have a single word for it yet.
Was going to start tonight but then I realized I was due for an update so I’ll need to get most- or preferably all of it – done tomorrow. We’ll see how successful I am.
Another week of classroom training is coming up Tuesday which will be an absolute cakewalk compared to this week. The hardest part will be how slow it’s going to feel compared to my last four days.
Overall, however, it seems that I made a good decision in changing careers. It will be even better once winter hits and I’ll absolutely loathe myself come next summer. Hopefully I’ll be used to it by then.
And the sales I was worried about? Some of those customers make it really easy so I think I’ll be fine. Now, if only I wasn’t so damn slow. I’ve managed a whopping two service calls a day so far, which is prety damn pitiful.
Well, today wasn’t so bad. The jobs we were supposed to do had a pretty high labor value and we almost got it all done in time despite everything that decided to go wrong.
But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk about my job, you want to know about my work.
Huh, I suppose that’s….accurate.
Perhaps a bit misleading but we’ll- I’ll- work on it.
So, moving on to important things.
We’ll start with my response to PraetorXyn so that it’s finally done. I gave up on Sunday because I was tired and didn’t have time but even now I’m looking at it and cursing myself for deciding to respond and again for making those intention known in the Commentary.
One day I’ll stop myself from rambling on these things and save myself a whole lot of trouble.
I’m going to cut the review into pieces and respond to each segment because it’s more efficient. And by that I mean easier.
‘The main thing being Naruto constantly getting prideful and doing the stupidest possible rash thing and then regretting it afterward and sulking indefinitely, only to do it again and again to the point it’s so predictable it doesn’t even need to be foreshadowed.’
I have indeed used his pride several times in the story, burning him with it each time. Perhaps I have not properly shown this within the story but I’ve had him set aside his pride a little bit more each time. He’s not instantly humbled- his children look to him as a god, it would be exceedingly easy for him to allow his ego to get away from him -but he reacts less and less rashly, making decisions based on what is more to his- and his children’s- benefit.
His recent bursts of pride, for example, include the matter of Shizune and Clicky discarding the work he did to aid him. Comparing that to the pride and arrogance he showed back when he interacted with Ino and you can see he has made significant progress.
Again, he hasn’t managed to just toss his pride away- yet anyway- but he has become better at tempering it. As for his “Sulking” I believe that may be more due to my writing style than anything else. I like to focus on character’s thoughts and emotions and when I bring them up so frequently I can see how it might be too much. With Naruto as one of the most featured perspectives it could definitely seem drawn out.
I’ll endeavor to condense my focus on such to scenes directly after- or during- events to keep from making it such a prominent part of the story.
I couldn’t find a good part to cuttoff in the next segment, so here’s the whole paragraph;
“Secondly, making an Uzumaki with a secondary chakra system have “average” chakra is frankly insulting, especially when it is obviously done to keep him from being overpowered, when him being overpowered is the only thing that makes any sort of sense in universe, the sabotaging of which doesn’t contribute to realismit shatters immersion into little pieces. An author’s note to describe why it was done was completely unnecessaryNaruto being OP makes 100% sense, if he’s not it’s always because the author didn’t want him to be just cause. The sad thing here is that he was already substantially nerfed by not being the Kyuubi Jinchuriki, thus losing the ability to spam thousands of clones to gain decades of training in months. Hell, he wasn’t even that strong aside from his chains. I don’t recall him ever doing a thing but stealth, kenjutsu, and the chains. There was no need to nerf him further by crippling his chakra system, and the idea it couldn’t be fixed by biting Karin or working with the Bijuu or Tsunade making a new discovery and healing him to finally make up for her mistake (while I am at it, add the two of them never even meeting to my list) or something is ludicrous too.“
First, I don’t know where this “secondary chakra system” of yours is coming from. He has a single Chakra system and had access to a small pool of Mito’s Chakra. At the moment, he can draw upon Karura’s Chakra but, again, that’s a pool of energy he can access, not an independent system.
He is overpowered, massively so, but not through individual might. I didn’t want to make a story where the main character was the reason all of their allies were succeeding or was walking around as an unkillable god. I wanted to make a story in which someone had strength through those under their command.
The idea behind Naruto is not “power”, it is “control”. No, that’s not a good way to put it. Power comes from might and power comes from control. Naruto is supposed to represent control- it’s why I gave him an army. There’s little point in him having such an army if hes’ strong enough to end one on his own.
While I’m not completely familiar with Karin’s abilities or the mechanics behind them, I faintly recall what I put in that AN. You cannot “fix” his system because it is not “broken”. It is limited. If you break your knee- pretty sure I used this example in the AN too- it can heal but it might not heal to what it once was.
If it makes more sense to you, you can instead say that the issue with the Chakra system stunted its growth. There are things that can be done to lessen the effects of stunted growth but you can never fully undo the damage. It is “healed” it is not perfect.
Of course, if you’ve been paying close attention to the story- and have a really good memory- you may have noticed that I’ve provided a solution for him already he simply has yet to realize or use it.
Not sure why someone might not think he was powerful before his Chakra system felt the effect of Mito’s exodus, though. I quite clearly remember describing him using a mass of chains to tear up training grounds, making and destroying mountains with ease.
He’s also a fucking Ninja. He’s supposed to use stealth. Just because Kishimoto wanted to make his Wizard Manga doesn’t mean I have to keep all of his characters like that.
On the matter of Biju, you may recall that he was able to get around his limitations using the Chakra of Karura so I have absolutely no idea what more you’d want from that- the presence of energy harmful to humans instantly fixing issues caused by other Chakra that’s harmful to humans? It’s not supposed to be there in the first place.
Why hasn’t Tsunade met with Naruto? Because she’s spent the last few decades running from her problems. It’s who she is and what she does. Perhaps that will change in the future, there’s always room to grow and she has an in with Shizune so it’s entirely possible that at some point she’ll be able to face her mistakes.
“Naruto is also just really hard to like at times too. He won’t let anyone explain themselves, see Kushina and Yugao, like a petulant child. He was willing to help Yagura commit genocide just because there’s less risk there. Yes, protecting the wolves is a noble goal, but they are Shinobi for ***sake number one, and number two it’s an obvious mistake he’ll immediately regret if it happens, see my first point. Continuing to make the same mistakes doesn’t make him human, it makes the mistakes seem obviously contrived. The point of making mistakes is to learn from them and stop making the same one.”
Kushina has not attempted to explain herself- she jumped straight into trying to make things right and only managed to confirm Naruto’s belief that he doesn’t need her in his life anymore. Sending away Yugao was an act of restraint, not petulance. He was absolutely furious- primarily at himself for trusting her- but he still cares deeply for her. And while Naruto doesn’t know the exact specifics as we do, he does know that there’s not much to explain.
Her actions were a direct betrayal of his trust and cost his children their lives. The best she could possibly say is that she was duty-bound and why should Naruto care for her duty when his is to ensure the safety of his Wolves? The pack comes before everything and he considered her part of his pack.
Her actions quite clearly tell him that she has no interest in being a part of it.
Yes, they are Shinobi. They are also his children. He worries more because as Shinobi they are going to inevitably be in dangerous situations. He will do whatever he can to minimize that so he doesn’t lose them.
It is natural to want to protect the things that you love.
Naruto may be similar to Danzou, but Naruto is not Danzou. He cannot see his children as weapons.
When it comes to genocide, I’m not sure why you think he would regret it. The Bloodline rebels are not a part of his pack nor are they residents of Konoha which he considers his home. They don’t matter to him in the slightest and if slaughtering them all helps his children he’ll do it in a heartbeat.
You mat have noticed, but he is not necessarily a “good” person.
If you’ve managed to never make the same mistake more than once I have to congratulate you. After my first mistake I usually only realize I’m doing it again halfway through for a few times before I start catching myself before I start.
You know, like writing this at night even though it always takes way longer than I anticipated and I really need to get to bed. Still haven’t learned this lesson, evidently.
And with that I’ll end this response so we can cover the rest of the update before I loose consciousness.
Sealkeeper, as mentioned before, has no progress for the next chapter. I’ll try to keep you updated through twitter so you know how progress is going.
I haven’t had a chance to work on any other writing projects- though I have quite a few I’d like to dedicate some time to- but I did promise Valkipher that for every chapter he managed to post for the story he was working on I would work on one of the projects he really wanted to see realized.
So, as soon as he has his first chapter posted I’ll start working- well, I may start some of it a bit early- on a Naruto/FemDanzou.
Yes, you read that right.
Pretty sure it ended up coming up in a conversation while I was streaming and he really liked it. I have no idea how it will go but I’m sure I can come up with something.
Hopefully it’s not too much of a disaster.
If there’s more I wanted to talk about I can’t think of it anymore so I’m calling this an update and retiring for the evening. I’m sure I’ll remember what else i needed to say in the morning.
Well, this is fun. I’m sure there was a whole bunch for me to talk about- not in the ‘Yeah, I was probably supposed to cover more’ but in the ‘I was supposed to cover more’- but my plans for the day- to be fair I was just going to finish chapter 94, which has exceeded our 5k standard length, and type this up- were rather rudely interrupted by one of the rooms losing the use of its outlets.
Apparently it’s become a common thing for the breaker to trip, which no one had mentioned to me yet. So common, in fact, that they managed to completely wear the poor thing out. Unfortunately for me the nearest hardware store open at 7pm- rather, that would still be open when I was leaving at 7pm- also happened to be, well, not close.
I live well outside city limits anyway so by the time I got back I should have already been in bed and this should have been posted. Judging on the above, I’m sure you can come to the conclusion that neither of those happened. You’d be right.
Switching out the breaker- a little bit of me died inside when I upped the Amp rating without checking the draw- only took a whopping minute and a half in the dark- because the sun was down before I even reached the store- which makes the fact that so much of my time was wasted to fix it ridiculous.
Hopefully the higher amperage will keep it from tripping all the time and I didn’t just condemn the house to an inevitable blaze. Suppose I could have bought the two-pole 25 Amp and just replaced one of the others too instead of jumping up to the one-pole 30 but hindsight is 20/20.
Despite what all my eye exams always said, mine is not. Those letters? Apparently I’m really good at guessing.
I’m going to toss on the customary Bonsai pictures below before I go over the things I was supposed to go over but don’t have time to. Probably just do another update later in the week- maybe another Sunday one- or a separate post addressing the larger subject.
And, as a bonus, I suppose I’ll throw in a picture of the household’s cats. Only one of them is mine.
And now that you’re all happy from the cat picture I can disappoint you with what you missed.
Huh, maybe I should have done that in reverse? Bah, who am I kidding? You came here for the pictures anyway, you don’t care about what I’m not including.
Well, aside from a teaser. I don’t have a reserve of chapters yet- though with the way this week is going I might end up one chapter ahead, we’ll see- so I can’t really tease much. I could. I won’t.
Wednesday Updates seem to be working fine. Overall visitors to my site had already dropped pretty low so I can’t quite determine the effect of splitting the posts- maybe it would improve if I announced the posting of the commentaries- but that doesn’t matter much anyway.
I was planning on streaming tomorrow- I have no idea what, but something– but as it so happens tomorrow is my brother’s birthday and the family wants to get together for a celebratory dinner. Depending on what time that is I may do an earlier stream but that was already inevitable because my sleep schedule has changed.
Friday I have my final paperwork for the new job and my training starts on Monday, a few hours after I normally post the chapter. You’ll probably get the chapter much earlier than normal. Well, that or late. Depends on whether or not I can get up on time.
The training is luckily only few hours north- like three or so- so I just have to get up early and drive up unlike whatever poor bastards they’re flying in from out of state.
I’ll be spending a week up there, writing after training is finished for the day, so hopefully I can at least keep up. If I’m really lucky I may even get ahead. I’ll be back Friday evening but because of the new sleep schedule I’ll probably be in bed soon after, so don’t expect a stream that week.
Following that I have a week of on-the-job training here which may keep me from streaming again and may even interrupt my writing- we’ll see how it goes- so with any luck I can get ahead over the next week so it isn’t an issue. That or I really have to crank out the chapters on Saturday and Sunday. Not fun, but doable if necessary.
That whole process will repeat again- another week up north and another on the job- before my training is ‘done’. It’s a new field, so somewhat nervous, but everything should be fine.
Well, as long as I can manage sales. That’s going to be my least favorite part of the job, I can tell. Bonuses for making sales? I’m all for that. Making sales a necessary part of your job when you’re there to install something? I hope we have something good or I’m going to end up looking for a job again.
Which would be a pity because this job seems like something I could really enjoy.
Details aside, work boils down to ‘I’ll try to get chapters out normally but don’t expect streams over the next month or so until I figure this shit out’.
And on the matter of streams, again, we’ll probably be having them earlier. You know, if I continue doing them. Only a few people ever show up so it may be better to just make a discord where we can all chat. Well, I have that actually. I’ve just only sent an invite to one person so far because its so far down on my to-do list it won’t get done until I absolutely need it.
I have some Planetside streams I need to upload to Youtube still [Might be what I end up doing tomorrow] and I hope to have chapter 94 finished and chapter 95 started tomorrow. I’d like to work a bit on my D&D campaign but I haven’t started running yet so it’s not a priority.
Think that about does it, I’ve managed to cover most of what I wanted to. The only thing left- I believe – is about Naruto and his status as the High-Prophet in Sealkeeper: He Who Binds.
Don’t really have time for that right now, so I’m going to make that its own post hopefully tomorrow or Friday.
I keep leaving these for the last minute and I always end up regretting it. Maybe I need to move these to Wednesday or something. Commentaries on Sunday and Updates Wednesdays? Doesn’t sound too bad, we’ll just have to see if I manage to make it work.
If I miss the update next week it’s definitely because we’re witching to Wednesdays and not because I got distracted by something.
There isn’t a whole lot to cover this week- though I usually say that and end up rambling forever- but we’ll try to run through what we do have quickly so I can get to bed.
First, the Commentary for chapter 90 is up. I spend most of it being an asshole, so be aware. I will admit it’s probably undue but work these past few days has been absolute shit and even two glasses into my favorite wine I’m still in a piss-poor mood.
So if it is too asshole-ish [Is that possible?] then it’s most definitely my fault. Should have had something a bit stronger before writing it, evidently.
The good news is that I only have 20 labor hours left until that nightmare is over. Feel a bit bad for my employees because things are probably going to be pretty bumpy for a while- and they won’t have me taking the heat for everything anymore- but maybe I’m overestimating my worth and things are going to continue smoothly.
I’ll have to ask one of them how things went, if only to know for certain if I was indeed the source of all problems in the store. I will take a great amount of pleasure in hearing that people realized those problems were the damaged-controlled remnants of other people’s shit I was trying to correct.
If it does turn out that I was the main problem then I guess it’s a good thing I’m leaving and they’ll be better for it.
Regardless, it won’t be my problem soon.
Really, that was an attitude I was trying – and managed for 12 days- to avoid. I’ve been putting my all into my work like usual as if I’m not going to be gone in the next few days but I’ve now reached the point that I can’t even bring myself to care.
I can say that I know what it’s like to be some of the other managers, though. Who knew doing nothing and letting the employees do as they saw fit would be so easy? Really, the time flew by today as I shrugged at employee questions and told them to go for it. It didn’t’ go too badly either- except for dinner, which we never have enough people for on Sundays anyway- so maybe that was the secret I’ve been missing this whole time.
It kind of disturbed some of my employees, though, they weren’t too comfortable with me not working my ass off and stressing over everything.
Hmm, venting about work too much, let’s move on. It’s not going to be a problem by the thirty-first.
Actually, on a similar vein I have more or less secured a job. I was extended an offer dependent on the results of a drug test and a background test. I’ve never actually done drugs, so that should be fine, and my background should be clean- aside from a speeding ticket or two- which means I’m just waiting to learn the first day of my training.
Hopefully it’s not too far off or I’m going to have to find some temp work to make ends meet in the meantime. Meh, I can always do GrubHub or something for a week or two if I have too.
I have a feeling I’ve mentioned this already, too, so if that’s the case I apologize, Might have just been during a stream, though, I can’t really recall.
And speaking of streams, if you’ve missed any and want to check them out I do have them all- current up to Friday’s, I believe- up on Youtube.
That said, Sealkeeper’s updates are still pretty uncertain as I’ve lost my chapter lead. I’ll be posting chapter 91 soon and I’m about 20% done with 92 so we might be able to scrape by with weeklies still but no promises.
Not sure what’s happening with Warlock of Winterhold but I’ll figure that later. It does have less priority than that Sealkeeper one-shot, though, so be advised.
Think I’ve figured out the next Naruto story I’m doing, though. I have a lot of ideas I want to explore but oneof my more recent ones has really caught my favor. Haven’t seen anything else like it, either- though I am quite out of touch- so hopefully it’s original enouhg to be entertaining.
Work for that, however, probably won’t be until 2022 or so; plenty of time for me to lose interest.
And the Naruto fandom to die, I suppose. We’ll see.
No pictures today, mainly because I didn’t take any this morning in the good lighting, but we’ll have some next week. Their growth will look more impressive that way, too.
I’ll probably be making a discord soon where you guys can chat and ask me questions live(ish) without stopping by the stream, but I have to figure out how I want to set it up.
And, you know, find time to sink into another project.
Think that about does it for this update- though I probably missed something important I wanted to mention- so we’ll call it good here.
An update that managed to get posted before midnight? Must be a damned miracle. Unfortunately that’s the only fortunate news I have for this update.
You’ve probably seen my tweet back on the fifteenth but if you’re still unaware I put in my letter of resignation that day and have been searching for alternate employment since.
Yeah, I quit without having another job lined up. I’m well aware how dumb that was. I would try to say I needed to make sure I was properly motivated or that I like living on the edge- which is a damn lie- but the honest answer is that I reached my limit at work and handing it in on the fifteenth ensured my employers had two weeks of notice.
My letter listed the 31st as my last day, so we have about ten days for me to finish finding a job. It’s not too bad, though. I’ve already had an interview for a job I think I would enjoy quite a bit and while there is a slight pay cut it’s based on the fact that I won’t have ten hours of overtime scheduled every week.
There’s a high likelihood of overtime in this position too but with starting pay being a bit higher and three days off most weeks I’ll be in a much better position for focusing on other things.
You know, like my writing.
Of course, I’m still waiting for them to call me back. They liked me well enough to reach out to me to set up the interview and it seemed to go well so I’m hoping the delay is only because my interview was on a Friday afternoon and that I’ll here back sometime tomorrow. If I don’t I figure I’ll just give them a call myself to see if I need to resume my search.
Just didn’t feel right to be applying to other places and trying to get interviews when I’m just waiting to hear back from them.
And if I don’t get the job? Well, worse comes to worse I can always do deliveries of some kind. I have a car and if it takes me running food, cannabis, or medical supplies around the city to pay my bills then so be it.
Actually, the medical courier job I saw seemed like it might be a good fit for me too so I’ll probably try that first. I’m not too worried about it because I have those ten days with my current employer and another paycheck and a half coming from them.
Things might get a bit tight but like I said there are plenty of jobs I can do just because I have a car so I have no problem doing them until I find something more reliable. Hell, maybe I’ll end up doing them to make ends meet only to realize I really enjoy the work. We’ll have to see.
Now, you’re probably wondering how this has anything to do with yourself and why Eyazahrid has been rambling on about the fact that he needs to generate a source of income for the imminent future.
Because I need to pay my bills and none of my lottery tickets have done me any good securing my financial future- sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? – is a very high priority. Such a high priority, in fact, that it comes before Sealkeeper or any of my other projects.
What this means for you as readers- and audience members, if you watch my streams- is that Sealkeeper is going on a soft hiatus. Chapter 90 will be up in nine or so hours but after that it may be a few weeks until I have more chapters coming out.
Streams have a slightly higher chance of continuing on any given day simply because I use games to unwind and I can stream just about anything. Nearly did one tonight, actually, but despite having already prepped tomorrow’s chapter yesterday my other weekly tasks seem to be taking more than their due time tonight.
Probably because I wrote so much about my current employment status.
Not too much more to cover with this update, I suppose.
More than a little nervous about tomorrows chapter because the expectations have been set pretty high if the reviews are anything to go by. I’m not sure why everyone seemed to love it so much- though I really need to figure that out- but I hope whatever I did right in that one I also did in chapter 90.
For the stream I’d really like to have a main game we play most weeks- actually, I’ve been wanting that since before I ever streamed- but I have no idea what I’d want to play that frequently.
I’m thinking I might need to get into an MMO again, though I haven’t played one in quite a long time. ESO was fun enough, I suppose, even if I only ran around with the Blade of Woe murdering everyone and ransacking houses but I’m tempted to give FF14 a try to see how that is. I couldn’t back when I was playing games all the time but now that I work I could definitely try out some subscription games.
Actually played EQ2 a long time ago, I wonder how that’s going these days. Terra was an old favorite too.
All I really know is that I won’t be going to WoW ever, but that leaves us with plenty of options. If you have a suggestion- or a preference between those I’ve already mentioned- please let me know.
I need something with some longevity so I can dedicate some effort to it.
All that said, let’s wrap this up with some Bonsai.
As you can see she’s grown quite a bit since you last saw her. Her sister, on the other hand, well….
She hasn’t grown all that much. With the latest branches coming in near the top I may remove some of those lower down but we’ll see. They both hit the eight month mark in about four days and that’s sad.
Not because of their age but because I can remember their birthday- plantday?- but I can’t remember those of my siblings or parents.
Or my cat, apparently. My brother told me recently that she’s already six years old. I hadn’t exactly been keeping track, to be honest, but that sounded a bit high.
He wasn’t wrong, apparently it’s been six years.
My sense of time aside, let’s finish this up because I’ve somehow managed to work on this for the last two hours. Don’t ask, I have no idea.
I don’t have a teaser for you this week- again- but I did recently show both a clean Command Center and my setup being, you know, less than set up. With that in mind, let’s get some more pictures up in this post. Why? Because I took ’em so I might as well use ’em.
Besides, I’m sure you’re all terribly curious.
Okay, maybe not. I’m going to show you anyway.
The command center is no more, my writing/work desk having been removed from my room, leaving everything pretty empty. It’s also a damn furnace in there so I haven’t spent much time after I got everything set up.
Learning that none of my spare keyboards apparently work may have had some influence on that decision. I have a new one coming in Tuesday to remedy that. We’ll be back to gaming soon enough.
Well, I could just use my gaming keyboard with the gaming pc but I’m a lazy bastard and already have it set up on the writing desk. Moving it between the two for the next few days- as I’ll be doing with my chair- is just too troublesome.
Here’s a picture showing where the rest of the command center used to be, now replaced only by the same emptiness in my heart that I harness to create my cliffhangers.
I’ve spared you the close-up of the computer were you’d be granted the image of a horrendous tangle of wires. Ended up with a handful of wires to….something…after I had set it up again but I guess they weren’t that important if I can’t figure out why I had them in the first place.
My writing desk- actually, you may note that this desk used to be the one the gaming setup was on a few updates ago- has been moved out into the loft where there isn’t a fan but it also isn’t the fiery pits of hell, which is nice. The separation also helps keep me from being too distracted.
It’s not entirely effective, but I did sit down yesterday and manage to get a thousand words down which is a lot better than progress had been over the last week. A good sign, perhaps?
Actually pretty fond of this setup, I’ve been thinking about doing it for months. I always pictured it with the smaller desk but this is probably better. What you see on the screen is actually what I’m typing right now, which means I really need to hurry up and finish this. Seriously, I had so much time before midnight that I actually mentioned it in the first damn sentence- and no, I’m not changing that or the date of the update title- but by the time this is up it’s going to be quarter to one.
Ah, fuck it. What’s the harm in one more?
There you are, my current setup. I’m sure you were all dying to know after seeing the picture of my pc on the floor Friday.
Now I need to end this damn thing so I can finish the prep for chapter 90. Remember when i said it was done? Well, not quite. Proofread the chapter- also known as eliminating all the red squiggles in the document- but I still need to upload it to Fanfiction.net and ensure the formatting is correct. Shouldn’t take too long.
Either way, this has gone on much longer than I expected and I need to get to work and then get to bed so I can get to work that pays the bills in the morning.
This is going to be another short one, I’m afraid. We haven’t made a lot of progress in the chapters and there’s not much going on to tell you about.
Chapter progress has slowed down- and I only have one completed chapter after the posting in about eight hours- because my free time has been going to finding a new job. I’ve worked at my current one for almost five years now- thought I did take a break from it for about a year to try something else- and I think it’s time I moved on.
I won’t start ranting about the job itself or my coworkers- because if I did I’d be typing this until my next shift starts- but I will say that there are a lot less stressful opportunities around and most of them offer the same pay- or more- for less hours a week.
Extra time for writing? Possibly a bigger paycheck? Less stress?
I’m not really seeing any negatives, especially if I get to gain experience in a new field. I’ll continue doing customer service- though I would prefer production or administrative much more- if I have to, but I can at least switch it up a bit and explore other aspects of it.
No interviews so far but as my most recent applications were submitted over the weekend I figure I’ll call on Monday – which is now, technically- during more regular business hours to check up on them. With any luck, I’ll be somewhere new before the end of the month.
Or, you know, I’ll win the lottery and won’t have to worry about it. I’ll let you know if that happens.
Other than that, the only thing I can really mention is that I now wear glasses. It’s been interesting but apparently they suit me because some friends I spent time with on Thursday didn’t even mention them.
I’m only slightly bitter. Is this how people feel when you don’t notice a new haircut?
Well, that’s just about all I had. If there’s something in particular you’d be interested in hearing about in these updates let me know and if my current stream schedule is inconvenient for you guys let me know that too. I do have some flexibility- not much, but I’ll do what I can- so we’re not stuck at 0400 on Fridays and Saturdays [UTS].