Placeholder And A Scheduling Note

on April 27, 2011 in MU Blog

Hey, folks! I’d hoped to close out the month of April with another week of three updates, but circumstances have arisen that are preventing that. If I’d started the week with the kind of “cushion” I’ve had in a few of the past weeks, it wouldn’t have been a problem, but such is not the case.

This brings me to May. For the month of May, I’m going back to Monday/Friday updates for the whole month. If I’d done that this month, I’d be a few weeks ahead of where I need to be… and I like that idea, having a few weeks’ padding. Monday/Friday is going to be the “regular” schedule from here on out. Monday and Friday will be the days you know you can show up here and see at least one new chapter.

But Wednesday updates aren’t going to be gone for good. See, if I only ever post chapters on Monday and Friday, then I’ll end up getting months ahead at the pace I’ve been going and that’s not good, either. So I’ll post three chapters a week as often as I can without eroding the comfortable cushion.

So, anyway… this is all to say that Chapter 10 will be coming up on Friday, and I’ll see you Mondays and Fridays through the month of May. I hope you’ve been enjoying the first day of classes of Mackenzie’s sophomore year. As far as I’m concerned, volume 2 has been a great success in every measurable way… your responses, my experience writing it, everything. And as my work practices and my writing continues to evolve, it’s only going to get better from here.

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11 Responses to “Placeholder And A Scheduling Note”

  1. Burnsidhe says:

    Padding is good. Especially when it makes you nice and comfortable. 🙂

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    • cnic says:

      Yeah, more cushion for the… reading?

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  2. Rey d`Tutto says:

    Yay! Fuirst Tipo Reprot …. oh, Wiat. No Tipos Heer.

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    • Burnsidhe says:

      Actually, there is one.

      “say tht Chapter 10” should be “say that Chapter 10”

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      • Kaila says:

        Oh you lot are terrible. Funny, but terrible.

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        • Rey d`Tutto says:

          I figured it was safe to play off “spelling errors” and Typos on a placeholder/update… Maybe next time I should actually review the material…

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  3. Denyre says:

    Just curious, when do you typically write OTs? When you have extra time or when you have ideas for them? Or some other schedule I can’t think of right now?

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  4. Dwight says:

    Will the Wednesday updates be held for the out-of-thread stories then, or just sort of a catch as catch can? I can see benefits to both strategies; whichever works best in your universe.

    And I agree, kudos on great chapters so far, and I have to say, I really enjoyed the AI story in the newsletter. I hate to have recurring expenses that I might forget about, but if that’s the only way to get on the newsletter…. and maybe you should have a dedicated link to that on the page once that gets rolling. Give it a little higher visibility, and lure in more folks. If the newsletter continues like that, tis a good value added product.

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    • They’d be for regular chapters. The idea is that when i find that when my “padding” gets too big i’ll bleed off pressure through them.

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  5. mathlady says:

    I am really enjoying Volume 2. I feel like it’s breathed new life into ToMU. Do whatever you have to in order to keep this going.

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  6. Matthew says:

    I am loving Volume 2 so far. Everything about it. I really liked this particular class. I don’t like to hurt people for real, but if I can sit there and crush skulls, break bones, stab, rip, rend, tear in mockbox form…oh man. Bring out the berserker1 <3

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