For quite some time now, I’ve been hinting at a special announcement regarding the release rate of ISSTH chapters. That time has finally arrived. After the jump, there is a long and short explanation. If you don’t have time for the long explanation, jump to the bottom of the post to where it says “Bottom Line.”
As many of you know, I have been burning the candle at both ends by working a regular full time job, plus translating ISSTH. Although I started with only 5 chapters per week, that number rapidly went up. 14 chapters per week has essentially turned into a second full time job for me. In fact, I think I spend more time on ISSTH than my regular job. When you add in the time and energy Baby Deadthblade requires, you can imagine how exhausted I’ve been lately. In fact, I’ve been getting too exhausted.
Therefore, I am going quit my job to focus full time on translating I Shall Seal the Heavens! This is not a joke, and is actually something I’ve been arranging for quite some time. Unfortunately, due to the nature of my job, I will have to transition out of my work slowly. The process has already started, and although it could take weeks or months to complete the transition, I already have much more free time during the week (those long weekends will stay the same for a while).
I bet one of the first questions will be, “are you going to translate 50 chapters per week and finish ISSTH in a few months?” Sorry, I’m not going to immediately go insane with chapters.
In the coming weeks I will take it slow. By slow, I mean I will continue to do 14 chapters per week, and use the extra time to take care of some RL things and also ISSTH related things that I have been putting off. For example, the deadline for entries for the art contest has passed, so expect a voting page to appear soon! Another thing I really want to do is catch up on the ISSTH raws. Also, there's that lightbulb in the bathroom that I haven't changed for about 5 months now....
After giving myself time to handle some of those matters, and also catch up on a bit of sleep, I will slowly begin to add more chapters per week depending on demand.
One of the additional reasons I’ve chosen to do this is to be able to spend more time with Baby Deathblade. Therefore, even after the work transition is complete, there will be a limit to the number of chapters I will pump out per week. Time will tell. It will definitely be more than the current 14, but definitely not 50.
I’ve gotten requests in the past to pick up various dropped series or perhaps start working on translating a new novel. I won’t do that immediately. Further down the line it might happen, but for now my focus will be 100% on ISSTH.
Since my main source of income (and Baby Deathblade's college fund) will now come from translating, I hope you can consider turning off ad blocking software, or perhaps sponsor or partly sponsor a chapter. It will be much appreciated.
I'm excited that over the coming months I will be able to hunker down and start pumping out more chapters for all of you to enjoy, and also get ISSTH completely translated as soon as possible!
I’m quitting my job to translate ISSTH full time.
I will increase the chapters per week slowly over the coming weeks and months.
Edit: Thanks for all the comments and also the show of support from donations. Okay, I've changed my mind, for this week I will do my best to add at least two additional chapters! However, to do that, I need to focus on translating! Putting the headphones in and focusing on the next chapter! Thanks so much!!! P.S. I will respond to some of the questions and comments later, promise!