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Alethea & Athena
Rough week ahead 
14th-May-2018 08:55 pm
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Well our week did not get off to the greatest start. For about a week or two now, we'd been wondering why we haven't heard from any of our editors, and today we finally did! ...And it turns out we had a volume of Fire Force due over a month ago that we totally forgot about. Fortunately, our editor was busy, too, so it wasn't a huge detriment, only a little one. We also had a first draft of it done already. But work did not go as well as hoped, unfortunately.

We also finally heard about In/Spectre. Fortunately, we have until the end of the month for that one, and May actually wasn't already packed yet. So that one seems doable, if we can finally finish this volume of Fire Force and then get caught up on the rest of what's due this week, including a deadline that was today that we just missed. We may need to email our editor about that one.

I'm already tired. We took a break for dinner, and then we called Mom like we usually do on Monday nights, but she and Steve were on their way out to dinner, so we kept it brief and then we rebelled by playing Kingdom Hearts for just a few minutes, and by the time we got back to the computer to get back to work, Page had stolen my seat. Maybe it was the fatigue, or maybe it was left over rebelliousness, but we took that as a sign that we needed to go watch another episode of Erased. When we got back to the computer again, Page was nowhere near my chair, so we've convinced ourselves that the seat-stealing was her way of telling us not to overwork ourselves. Fortunately, our editor said it's okay if we don't get that volume of Fire Force in until Wednesday. (Hopefully we can get it done tomorrow.)

Today I'm thankful for making as much progress as we did, Page looking out for our health, getting to play Kingdom Hearts, getting to watch some Erased, and getting to see some parrots fly into the tree across from our apartment.
Comments 
15th-May-2018 04:30 pm (UTC) - For Fire Force and In/Spectre
Good luck... ;_; Industry is too busy haha
16th-May-2018 04:05 am (UTC) - Re: For Fire Force and In/Spectre
Agreed. We think it's the never-ending competition with the pirates.
17th-May-2018 01:12 am (UTC)
Ohhh no missed deadline!! Well, the fact that it wasn't asked about for a whole month makes it seem a little less dire... (also re: today's yesterday's post, I know how it is to want to work on the thing that's overdue even though that'll make something else I could potentially finish on-time overdue too. last time that happened, I did change my mind my mind and worked on the not-overdue thing instead since they were for different editors/publishers and I didn't want to make even more people wait on me. but it's always tricky...)

I'm glad you got, or took, some time to do fun things!! No guilt, you needed the breaks!

Edited at 2018-05-17 01:24 am (UTC)
17th-May-2018 04:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, we weren't beating ourselves up about it too much. Mostly we were surprised that we let it happen. But we don't have time to angst over things, only to fix them. Then we were overly optimistic about how long it would take us to work on it, which is why we thought it would be okay to prioritize it. We were like, "Well, we'll just take most of the day finishing Fire Force, and Stroke of Midnight is super easy, so we'll just knock that one out and maybe get to bed a little late." Ha, ha, ha. We were so naive.

We did consider that eventuality, however, and would have rearranged things accordingly, but they're for the same publisher, and the way everything's been going lately, we're under the (perhaps deluded) impression that most of the deadlines we have on our calendar are deliberately chosen to give people some leeway. Y'know, except for the ones where we're caught up with Japan and they want the translation three weeks before the book exists. But even the most recent example of that has turned out to give us more time than we thought.
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