Sorry to disappoint you guys but this is not a chapter, if you still feel like it, you can read on as this announcement would count as somewhat important I guess.
There is no value in beating around the bush, so I will say it in plain and simple terms. I no longer have the energy to do one chapter a day of Xian Ni anymore. Thinking back, I think this was more or less inevitable (as some of you may have feared). I have been more or less forcing myself these past few days.
So, I am changing my approach towards chapter and will be releasing them “as and when ready” for now. I know that I would be going back on my guarantee of one chapter a day, but to be frank, if I keep forcing myself to do a chapter a day, there would only be two possible outcomes: (1) Me losing my sanity, or (2) Me quitting translating altogether (Yes I exaggerate but you get the point). I know that waiting for a chapter a day is a pain already, but with the increased length, every Xian Ni chapter takes an immense amount of time, and an immense amount of mental fortitude to keep marching on forward. I think my post yesterday, was more or less an SOS I guess.
Dissatisfied? Unhappy? Apprehensive? Don’t be because the worst is yet to come, because I can only see my free time getting shorter and shorter in the near future. The only thing that I can do is hope for the sake of you all, that at that time there is someone to replace me (Like Flowerbridge did during my previous hiatus). I believe this hiatus is still 15-20 days away from now, but the hiatus itself could extend to 1.5 months or so. I would request Flowerbridge to do some Xian Ni chapters on the side, but I don’t want to pressure him too much, since I know first hand the frustrations of doing the chapter.
So, I thank you guys for being understanding (I Hope), remember that Xian Ni is still my sole project, just that sinking 95% of my free time every day into translating can get burdensome real fast. I don’t know what else I can say but, Sorry.
TLDR: I am no longer going to release a chapter a day, the time between the chapters is going to depend on variety of factors, but I am shifting to as and when ready approach. Also, I could possibly take a long hiatus but it is still 15-20 days away, till that time I would try to get out as many chapters as I can.
P.S. Don’t worry the recruitment is still on. I will be mulling over them during the weekend. But the above decision stays for now. Also, If you feel like bearing with my eccentricities is becoming a pain, then…..