Hey guys, I just wanted to get this on the record. Going forward, I'm going to have to slightly slow down the number of sponsored chapters I am doing on the weekdays from 3/day to 2-3/day. Before I say anything else, yes, the weekends will remain at 3 chapters/day, and I will still be doing my 1-2 regular chapters each week. More info beneath the jump.
So before I begin, let me explain what my daily Monday to Friday schedule has been like for about...three and half months now.
In the mornings, I usually start translating the first chapter (which I've usually gotten a head start on the previous night) from 6:30 AM – 8: 30 AM, then run over to my bus to work. I spend the next 30 minutes on the bus translating, and some of the time, I'm mostly finished by the time I get to work. At work, I work from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, which is when my lunch break starts. If the chapter is already done, I upload it then, then spend around 45 minutes of my 60 minute lunch (15 minutes for food) starting on the second chapter, then get back to my regular work from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM. From 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM on the bus ride back home, I do some translating, and then another ~2 hours from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at home. I usually grab some food around 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM, then finish off the third chapter and start on the 'first chapter' for the next day from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM, after which I get to sleep.
So as you can see, my schedule has been utterly packed silly, and I've been going 100% for months now. I knew from the beginning that it wouldn't be able to go on forever, but I wanted to go as long as I could. Resting on the weekends helped, as does the once a month 'off day', but unfortunately, I'm at the point right now where I am no longer capable of maintain that output every day.
Basically, at this point in time, I find I'm just really tired most days, and it's impacting my ability to carry out my regular job, which is my red line. My right hand is still cramping from all the typing, and honestly, I've been running on fumes for a while now. You can only last on 5-6 hours of sleep a day for so long, unfortunately.
Starting Monday, during weekdays, I'm going to have to go back to what the original plan was when I first started accepting donations in early December (before Wuxiaworld.com even started); two chapters during most weekdays, and three chapters on weekends. If on a particular weekday, I feel up to it, I'll still try to do three chapters, and it'll probably happen quite often....but I just wanted to let you guys know that 'three a day' is no longer ironclad, unfortunately.
To any that I might have disappointed; sorry gang, but I have to take a bit better care of myself. I held out as long as I could! One of the reasons I held out for as long as I did was that I will have a new job/be moving in July/August, so I wanted to get the translation done before then, but alas, it seems we'll have to slow down the pace just a little bit.
Thanks for reading! I'll leave this post stickied for a while so people know what's up when they start seeing two chapter days more frequently :)