I wanted to give an update to what the next few weeks are going to look like.
Chapter 16 will be finished on Saturday, August 20th, and then Interpersonal Chemistry will be going on a posting hiatus for several weeks (approximately 4-6 weeks). It’ll be coming back NO LATER than Saturday, October 1st, but ideally it’ll be brought back in late September. There are several reasons that this is happening, which I’ll be transparent about:
- RE-EDITING. I’ve been desperate to re-edit the earlier chapters, ESPECIALLY the ones written in 2020. The plot won’t be changing at all, I just want to tighten up the grammar, and I need to do that in one go because that’s how my brain works.
- GENERAL EDITING. I also need to edit the upcoming chapters! The entire first draft of IC is written, but nothing is really edited ahead of time, which is. So dumb lol. I edit the updates like the day before (fuck, usually the MORNING OF) I post them. So I’d really prefer to have them ready to go and EVEN SCHEDULED (could you imagine? consistent timing??? gasp!!!), instead of my usual bullshit! Like the way that I’ve been working was FINE when I didn’t have anyone reading this, but people are reading it now! So maybe it’s time for me to step up and reward people with consistency.
- ILLUSTRATIONS! I stopped doing them around 4.2 I think? I got to this point where was rushing and the quality wasn’t great. Like they weren’t exactly ILLUSTRATIONS, just concept doodles, but I want to do more and have them look nice. Also I’m so much better at digital art than I was a year ago. I don’t think I could ever go back to doing ILLUSTRATIONS FOR EVERY UPDATE, that’s A LOT, but I’d like to do 1-2 per chapter? So I wanna take the time to get a bunch done.
- WEBSITE UPDATES. This is mostly an aesthetic thing, but I’d like to tweak a few things.
HOWEVER!!! It isn’t going to be a month of radio silence! There will still be content here every Wednesday and Saturday, because IC is my child and I am constantly and forever making stuff for it. So I haven’t yet narrowed it down, but here are some of the ideas that I’m throwing about:
(Please please PLEASE if you’re reading this and you have ANY input on what kind of stuff you’d like to see, drop a comment here or hell, leave an anonymous comment here)
-Illustrated wrestling terminology, concept art, Q&As, information snippets (about background characters or the settings/locations), playlists, and submissions.
Like seriously, if there’s a character that you want more info on, let me know! I have a BACKLOG of stuff that will never fit into the book, and would love to unload it, I just need to be pointed in a direction. Otherwise, I’ll probably post pages from the wrestling zines that I’m working on.
EDIT: I can also make a survey or Google Form or something like that if y’all want?
And finally, if you don’t mind spoilers or explicit content, I do have a few social media accounts for IC related content. There’s a Tumblr and I have a Twitter. To reiterate: THESE CONTAIN SPOILERS AND EXPLICIT WRITING/ART. I am also a mentally ill weirdo, so keep that in mind as well with my Twitter.
I think that covers it! If there’s any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!