New Schedule Explained + Holiday

on July 3, 2014 in MU Blog

Hey, folks! As many of you know, I’d hoped to ramp things back up to a faster speed than one update a week after my move at the end of last year. The transition ended up being rockier than I’d anticipated, but things are rapidly smoothing out.

What I’m trying for now is every other week day. People have asked me why I don’t just say M-W-F if that’s what I mean, but what I mean is “every other week day”… each work day with a chapter is followed by one that’s not. So, if I post a chapter on Friday, the next one is on Tuesday. This way, I never find myself scrambling to write a chapter in a single day after coming back from a weekend. When things are going great I can write ahead, but when they’re not, I still never have to take a single day to come up with something, write it, and look it over.

Now, the idea of always having two full work days per chapter is key to this, which means that holidays don’t count. Yesterday I posted a chapter. Today I’m planning out the next one. Tomorrow, Friday the 4th of July, is a holiday in the United States. This doesn’t mean you have to wait until Tuesday to get the next chapter… I’m skipping the day, not the publishing slot. The next work day is Monday, and that’s when the chapter will be finished and posted.

I hope that’s clear. This is basically a faster and more focused version of the four-day writing schedule that I was working on for so long with so much success. You might think of it metaphorically as being that schedule but on caffeine. You might also think of it as being literally that schedule but on caffeine, because the main difference that’s making it possible is that I’m back on caffeine.

Anyway, in honor of the anniversary of the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain, I’ll leave you with a link to one of the seminal marches of our young nation’s foremost composer and conductor of patriotic marches, Mr. John Philip Sousa. This is one of the most iconic and well-known recordings of his immortal “Liberty Bell March”, dedicated in honor of the return of the famed bell to its home in Philadelphia, the spiritual and intellectual birthplace of our revolution. Truly, I cannot think of a more American song, nor a better way to honor America, than this.


<3 AE

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6 Responses to “New Schedule Explained + Holiday”

  1. Lunaroki says:

    Wow. Truly inspirational music. Especially that little “Plplpl” at the end. 😀

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  2. Lyssa says:

    Good luck. I hope this schedule works out better.

    Beautiful, and iconic music. Happy Independence Day!

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  3. Daez says:

    Always loved Sousa. 🙂

    I hope you had a lovely holiday, AE, and the same to the rest of the stateside MU readers!

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  4. Rey d'Tutto says:

    Happy independence day.

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  5. estar says:

    This is great. Looking forward to more updates.

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  6. Shine says:

    In Which Old Habits Resurge?

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