It’s been about a week since I started writing this story and thus far, I’ve written almost fifty pages. I’ve been hesitant to post anything yet, because I didn’t want people to complain and discourage me needlessly lol. Continue reading
Okay, so I just woke up and thought that I should give you guys/girls some updates on the new story I’ve been working on the past few days. Continue reading
I really don’t say this enough, but thank you. To everyone who donates through Paypal and Patreon, thank you the most. You’re literally the only reason that I can continue to keep writing.
Honestly, if it wasn’t for you guys and/or girls out there donating, I wouldn’t be able to afford to keep writing. I definitely would have stopped writing last year if it wasn’t for all of you out there who donated and supported me.
By the way, I know that a lot of translation sites have so-called ‘sponsored’ chapters. Even a lot of writers have been doing that lately. I never really did anything like that before and actually, I wouldn’t know how to do it lol. What I mean is that I don’t know how to make that fancy ‘sponsored’ bar thingy that they have. Otherwise I would totally make sponsored bars for the various stories… For example, I haven’t written a chapter of “Questing” or “Immortal Soul” in over a year. However, if people sponsored a chapter of either, I would definitely stop writing “The Dao of Eros” in order to write a chapter of either of them. Same thing with “The Vanilla God” and “Hardcore OP-ness”.
When I started the Donations and Patreon thing, I was only working on HCOP, that was it. Plus, I was able to write a lot faster because I didn’t really need to think much about anything and just do whatever. Then, towards the end of ‘Book 1’, I actually started working towards an ‘ending’ of sorts. After it happened, I started working on ‘Book 2’ but… Well, to be completely honest, ‘Book 2’ is basically a different story lol. What I mean is that, although it does indeed happened directly after the events of Book 1, “Noobaggedon” is going to be much closer to the first ‘Book’ in the way it’s written and the fact that it takes place in Arcana(Immediately after the events of the Epilogue).
I’ve basically just been writing wherever and whenever my inspiration takes me. People who donate or pledge at least 10 dollars get access to a lot of stuff… For example, “Hardcore Legacies” is currently at 106 chapters, “The Vanilla God” is at chapter 9, and “The Dao of Eros” is at volume 3, chapter 23.
By the way, for everyone who Donated or Pledged, let me know if you want me to put your name on the ‘Donations’ page and make sure to tell me how much money you donated(if you want). Honestly, aside from that very first guy who donated like 200 dollars, no one else has ever told me that they wanted their donation to be made public.
If someone could tell me how to do that whole sponsored bar thing, that’d be cool… Until then though, for those of you who have donated and have access, I’ve added a ‘suggestions’ doc for you guys to tell me what you want.
Also, I don’t think I’ve ever really talked about this before but, if you’re using my website without adblock on, thank you very much! I don’t get much from ads, but it still adds up to something decent. So if you want to support me, but can’t donate or pledge, just read my stories without adblock on. I think that probably only a third of the people who view my site actually have adblock turned off. 1 view without adblock on, gives me like 2 ad impressions… I’m not totally sure how ad impressions work exactly, since they seem kinda random, but 100,000 of them is roughly 50-100 dollars? Although, there was one month where I only got 15k and they gave me .38 cents, so who knows how they actually work?
Anyway, that’s pretty much everything I can think of at the moment… So don’t use adblock, donate if you want to help me survive and if you’re a donor or patron, you’ll have a say in what I actually write. There are actually a decent amount of stories that I’ve never posted and are just sitting around, waiting to be written…
Also, this is kind of random, but I’ve wanted to try streaming before lol. I’ve also wanted to try recording an audio book roflmao. Can you imagine “Hardcore OP-ness” as an audio book?
I wish I knew someone like Meghan McCarthy to do Jasmine’s voice. Unfortunately, no, I’m not good at imitating voices rofl. Singing… kind of. I have a pretty good vocal range when it comes to singing, but speaking, not so much. Honestly, I always wanted Sarah to be British, but I don’t know how to write a British accent. Not like high-class British though, or maybe Scottish would be better? I can barely even understand Scottish accents though, so I definitely can’t ‘write’ them out phonetically lol. Michael is from Baltimore, so he kind of talks like my father, where I don’t actually have an accent unless I intentionally try to have one?
Sigh, if I made one of these “Try Not To Laugh Challenge Videos” it would just be 10 minutes of me laughing hysterically and eventually asphyxiating myself to death lol. I’m the type of person who laughs at everything though… Continue reading
As many of you have probably already discovered, I started a new story a few weeks ago. I’ve written a total of 37 chapters so far and have been able to keep a pace of 1-3 chapters a day for now. It’s in the same folder as “Hardcore OP-ness“, so anyone who donates or becomes a patron will have access to the unedited chapters as I finish writing them. I haven’t abandoned HCOP or anything like that, but I had a moment of inspiration during a pretty bad bout of writer’s block, so I decided that instead of taking a break, I might as well do something constructive with my time 🙂 lol.
As a few of you may have noticed, I changed my theme lol. The reason is mainly ads. Okay, so for a while in January(At least half of the month) I was using one of these special ‘wordad themes’, which allow you to have like 1 or 2 extra ads on the page.
Since you don’t get the any sort of feedback until like 2 months later, you literally have no way to find out how much revenue or ad impressions you’re getting at the time that you’re getting them.
Now it’s statistics time, yay~… I had like 240k views in January, but only 100k ad impressions. I thought “Oh hey, I guess only like half the people didn’t have ad-block on?” and didn’t really think too much about it after that. 100,000 ad impressions was worth 114.44 dollars. It didn’t really seem like a lot, but it was better than nothing. So~, I decided to try and get more views the next two months in order to get more ad impressions.
For the entire month of February, I was back to my old theme, which only allowed 1 ad thingy, so I figured it might not get as many impressions, but it shouldn’t be too bad, right? Yeah, I was wrong lol. 225k views only gave me 15k ad impressions and here’s the funniest part, those 15k impressions were only worth 81 cents. Not even a single dollar QQ.
Now I know that depending on the ads and where the person viewing it is from, there is supposedly a ‘slight’ difference in what they’re worth but still… I figure it has to be the theme. That’s the biggest variable imo. So~, I’m pretty sure March is already doomed to be worth less than a dollar… Ugh, I just wish the stupid wordads would tell me before 2 months had already gone by.
In further news, today is actually Break Day, I think? Even if it isn’t, it’s Break Day now cause I’m fucking depressed… Well, I’m not actually depressed, but I am pretty pissed off. I’m still writing/editing etcetera, but chapter 52 will be posted in like idk, 24 hours?
BTW, I’m currently editing chapter 6 of “Immortal Soul”, so hopefully I’ll be able to finish editing the first book in April? Maybe I’ll be able to publish “Black Mithril” on Amazon during May? It’s been like a year and a half since I wrote this first volume or book of “Immortal Soul”, so everything is so messy… QQ.
Oh wow, I just realized how absurdly slow my reading speed is… It took me like 2 hours to read/edit this chapter. 6400 words is about 4.3 chapters of “Hardcore OP-ness” or “The Vanilla God”. Seriously, “The Forest of Corruption” was like 16,200 words long… How the hell did I do that and why? Ugh, when I eventually go back and edit “Immortal Soul” into actual books, I’m going to have to break a lot of the more ridiculously long chapters into smaller chapters lol.
I mean, I actually do have loads of ‘breaks’ within the chapter where I could have just been like “Yup, next chapter~!” but I didn’t. The reason was probably because I felt like… guilt? I thought that since I was taking so long to write the chapters, I should make them longer, which took more time, so it was pretty counter productive.
The moral of the story kids, is that when you’re writing, you shouldn’t let your leechers pressure you into doing things. People weren’t even donating to me or anything, I was just trying to get ephemeral and immaterial ‘ratings’ on Royalroad, which never really amounted to anything either way.
You should write a story that you love and enjoy. The more pressure, the harder it is to be creative :(. Anyway, hopefully this little speech will help some of you writers out there…
So yeah, time to finally post “Chapter 11: Envy“… There’s no link cause I’ve still gotta post it lol. It’ll take a few mins, but yeah, don’t expect “Chapter 12” any time soon :P.
(There actually is a link now roflmao.)
Chapters 16-22 will be posted tonight, in about… 8 or so hours. Anyway, I was just checking the site views and noticed it finally reached 3 million, yay~!
Also, I wanted to update people on the schedule, because there kind of is one, maybe? Every Sunday, I should be posting about half of an Arc. I say ‘about’, because they’re 15 chapters long. So this Sunday, I’ll be posting 7 and next Sunday I’ll be posting 8.
I’ve been pretty screwed up with my hours, so every ‘day’ for me has actually been more like a day and a half… Ugh, I’ve been losing so much time lately. Anyway, the point is that my writing speed has been screwed up ever since last week or whenever it was that I had a whole week where I didn’t really sleep, couldn’t write, went to the hospital, then went to the doctors later on. Before that, my computer died, so I needed to replace it with my brother’s old computer… which didn’t work at first, but now it ‘kinda’ works.
Oh yeah, I totally forgot that before I had that horrible week, there was a whole week before I went to the hospital where I was in agony and couldn’t concentrate on writing properly. So, now that I’m done with my excuses and complaining, let’s talk about “The Vanilla God“.
I’m currently writing chapter 6… The speed it pretty slow because I’m ‘trying’ to focus mainly on “Hardcore OP-ness“. However, every day I usually have a few moments where I have inspiration or whatever for “The Vanilla God” and write it down.
I feel like, this same thing happened to me a year ago. In the summer and autumn I was writing at an absurd pace and then during the winter I was super burnt out and my speed dropped down really low. Maybe it’s the lack of vitamin D from the sun? Maybe it’s the fact that I need to constantly burn myself with a tiny space heater to keep from freezing to death? Or maybe it’s because I wrote so much in the summer/autumn and just fried my brain for the winter and spring roflmao. It’s a mystery…
By the way, I have this whole “Shameless Advertisement” page and barely anyone has asked me to shamelessly advertise their blog… Seriously, you just have to link me the site and tell me what to write as your description(Otherwise I’ll have to make something up myself, or I just won’t add a description lol.) so yeah, I know there are a lot of you guys and girls out there who have a site, just started out or have been around for a while.
Also, another interesting tid-bit of information… I placed my “The Vanilla God” folder inside of the “Hardcore OP-ness” folder, so if you ‘Donate‘, you can get access to both and read chapters before they’re edited and posted. I haven’t really done a ‘Donation‘ post in a long time, because I’ve been either on a pseudo break or sick, but oh well.
Anyway, I might post chapter 4-6 of “The Vanilla God” like, Wednesday-ish, because I’m still trying to build up a decent stockpile and my writing speed is pretty slow atm.
I just finished writing the ‘Epilogue’ of the first book, or at least what I call the first book lol. I felt the need to make an announcement about it :P.
Anyway, I’m not going to talk about the next book ‘here’, because there are still 41 chapters and an Epilogue that hasn’t been posted on the site yet. Obviously, there are just way too many potential spoilers and I’m afraid to say anything about anything at the moment.
However, since I haven’t gotten any new donations or pledges lately, I decided to remind people about it. I kind of want to take a break from writing for a few days… or something? But mainly because I know that once I start writing book 2, I’m probably going to start getting devoured by it, like I did back when I first started writing Hardcore OP-ness.
I’m already really burnt out, so if I go straight into hardcore writing mode in my current condition… lol. Anyway, I want everyone who has donated or is planning on donating to know that I’ll be placing book 2 stuff into the same folder that I’ve been using for the first book. So~, if you donate 10 dollars or pledge 10 dollars, I won’t remove your access just because I’m starting a new book rofl.
I mean, sure, I’d probably get a lot more donations and pledges if I treated HCOP as over and started something new, but I don’t think that would be fair at all to the people who have supported me and helped keep me writing for so long.
Sigh, I can’t believe I’ve been able to finish a book in 4.3 months… I’m not sure if that’s long or short, but I’ve definitely written at least 100k more words in the last 4.5 months, than I did over the course of the 10 months I was working on Immortal Soul. As for Immortal Soul, who knows? I may randomly decide to start working on that again, but for now, it’s on hiatus.
I will say that “Immortal Soul” and “Hardcore OP-ness” do have a pretty strong connection to each other, but I can’t specify how. After reading the rest of this first book and the beginning of the second, you should probably understand by then, assuming that you’ve already read “Immortal Soul”.
Anyway~, I can’t really think of anything else to say~, so I’ll just link so cute animal videos or something? lol