It's my 34th birthday, and thus, also the 4th anniversary of Pure Corruption. A bit of a cause for celebration, at least.
Of course, there's a chapter. Chapter 045: Aniara's choice is here for you. Yay!
Less yay is that holy shit it takes too long between chapters. I hate it. It makes me feel bad. Like I'm betraying the audience I'm hoping I have. I know that not keeping a good updating rhythm is a good way to lose an audience.
In part, it really is because I currently don't get any work. It just feels so unfair, here I got a job as exam hall monitor, was starting to get more hours, midterms was coming up was lots of chances for working and thus money... and then Corona hits. Exam hall closes down. I get shunted back into how it was before, where I just sit at home, dicking around on the internet, losing motivation to work on things. More free time doesn't necessarily mean anything meaningful will be done with it. Quite the opposite, really.
Don't take it the wrong way when I say that it makes me feel bad. It does not at all mean I want to give up on Pure Corruption. It means the exact opposite. But you know how it is.
Next chapter is in proofreading, and I'm working on untangling some small messes I've gotten myself into with writing the coming chapters of the volume. But there is a goal in sight. I'm really, really hoping that this is the year where I start getting this show back on track. At the very moment I can't make any promises, but I have felt more fired up about it. Especially this week. And that should mean good things.
So I'm hoping you're willing to stick with me a little longer.