No Chapter: State of the Novel Address

Hello everyone. I’m sure people are going to be greatly disappointed by the fact that I do not have a chapter this week either.  Yet again.  Well, like I said previously, I am going to need a LOT of empathy to write the next chapter.  And like last time, I don’t have the energy to draw from for that empathy.

Why?  I just worked a full week, and I had a day of (delicious) overtime on top of it, and only have 1 day off this week as a result. Not enough time to build empathy.  And on that note, there won’t be a chapter next week either, as I get yet another (delicious) day of overtime.  I’ve been unemployed and having shit jobs so long, I really need all the work I can get, as I’m about 10 years behind on saving for my retirement.

Yes, I’m not young and in my 20s. My energy is limited, even though my imagination is not.  I need to do what is right for me, and the choice basically boiled down to, “Do I work a day getting $25 / hour in overtime for my job, or $0.75 / hour writing for complete strangers on the internet?”  While I highly value all my readers, vocal / non-vocal, free / Patreon, kind / obnoxious… I need to prioritize myself and my needs.

If I had more Patreon backers, Stop Calling Me A Demon King would be much higher on my to do list.  But it remains only in the field of a Hobby, one I intend to see to completion, mind.  But unless and until it is actually profitable for me to spend my time on it, I will always have to prioritize my Real Life.

I hope you all understand, and forgive me.  In the mean time, I will still be releasing chapters of the Maoujanai High spin off series as I can.

~BakaG

Maoujanai Ch 4

Mon – Sat: 8 hour work days, with Saturday having a 2 hour round trip commute, to boot.

Sun: Mass Effect Andromeda

Mon: Car title change at the DMV. Updating my Auto Insurance.  Cancelling my contract for DSL at my previous place, thank god they didn’t charge a penalty.  And writing and publishing a chapter of Maoujanai.  It may not be SCDK, but it’s content.  I hope you enjoy.

I’m going to hell for this.  But it’s a fun trip.

Maoujanai Ch 3

Have you ever had two weeks of work without a weekend and then gotten sick from a coworker immediately before your first weekend in two weeks started, and then suffered for that weekend instead of doing something productive like writing a full chapter of a web novel series that readers and Patreon Backers alike are looking forward to?

No?

Then fuck you.  I’m just going to be over here cutting myself and listening to Lincoln Park.

CRAAAAAAAWLING IN MY SKIIIIIIIIIIIN!!!!!

EDIT: It seems I never published this post.  My bad.  It kinda works out well, as I don’t have any new content this week.  The next chapter requires a great deal of empathy from me to write, and I am super tired this weekend.  I did a complete inventory of expiration dates for my pharmacy this last week on top of convalescing from my cold which was a total stamina drainer, which is leaving me with less stamina.  Hence, no content this week.  Sorry, but I am only mortal.

SCDK Chapter 28 Released

How many people actually read these things I write here?  I’d be surprised if it was a quarter of a single tenth of a bajillionth of a percent.  And yes, that’s a number.  It’s a part of Fuzzy Mathematics, I have a linty degree in it.

I quite literally got off a ten hour shift at work, and I’m making sure I release this chapter to you tonight before I pass out to have another long shift tomorrow.  Not because you’re awesome people (which you are), but because I would be overcome by guilt if I didn’t.  So it’s either this or self-flagellation.

One more chapter in book 1 to go!

SCDK Ch 27 released!

So, first business.  I just watched David Suchet Poirot in the Murder on the Orient Express episode of the Poirot series on Netflix.  SO GOOD!  My life will never be the same.

Second, my Patreon backers got this chapter 2 days ago.  I was too tired last night to do all the editing and reposting for release for all the free readers.  I’m actually not regretful on keeping you folks waiting this time.  I was really tired after all.

Third, there are only a few more chapters in Book 1 of Stop Calling Me A Demon King.  Once book 1 is finished I will be taking a break from SCDK to get caught up on some other projects I have been keeping people waiting for.  There is actually a very ground breaking contest in the works waiting for me to get off my duff and write the short story that will be the catalyst for it.  So, I need to get on it.  The projects have been in hang fire for over 6 months now.  I will not be leaving you guys high and dry though.  I’ve introduced enough side characters that I can do some Extra Chapters about them, and that is in addition to Maoujanai High.  Updates will be infrequent however, so I honestly recommend subscribing to the channel to not miss them.

Fifth, after I start on Book 2, I will be altering my Patreon Rewards so that backers no longer get only a 24 hour pre-access to my chapters, but they get a permanent 1 chapter pre-access.  Which means Book 2 Ch. 1 will be a Patreon Exclusive until I write and release Chapter 2, and so on in sequence.  This is not a paywall.  All chapters become available to free readers in time.  It’s just that Backers are giving me money, and they should get a real reward.  And other super talented writers are keeping three chapters exclusive at a time and the like, so I feel my 1 chapter is rather lenient.  This set up is subject to change if I feel it need tweaking, however

Sixth… is anyone actually still reading this?

HAVE A HAPPY!

SCDK Extra Ch 6 released

Nothing funny to say right now.  I was sick and couldn’t write more than one perspective, so I used it as a chance to write Ex Ch 6.  I originally planned to write it after ch 29, but plans change.

Also, because of various reasons this is being released to all people at the same time.  This is a one off event because I feel like crap and don’t want to go through the guilt of holding back on 99% of my readership.

Should I expand the time that Patreon backers get preliminary access to my chapters?  I saw one guy who is doing a 3 weeks advance screening for patreon backers.  But that kinda feels like too much.  At what point does advanced screening go from rewards for backers to punishment for free readers?  I’d like your opinions.

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