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Catching up 
15th-May-2018 09:16 pm
We have one missed deadline out of the way, and we have moved on to the next one! I mean, I guess technically we could have worked on this one first, since we wouldn't have missed the deadline for it if we hadn't postponed it in favor of the first missed deadline, but since the first missed deadline was missed so incredibly thoroughly, we gave it priority.

Fortunately, this second seems to be going fairly quickly, but it's hard to tell because we spent forever trying to figure out who the manga artist named her cat after. Spoiler alert: We couldn't find it. Oh man, but what a time for a manga artist to get a cat and start gushing over it. But to be fair, we checked out her Twitter feed to see if it would help us find a spelling for the cat's name, and the cat is truly adorable.

In other news...there is no other news. Only work. Ideally, we'll finish this translation tomorrow, and then it's a race to see which book we cram into our schedule next! Technically we have Fruits Basket on our calendar next, but we accepted another series from Yen Press after we arbitrarily chose that deadline, and we don't know what they'll want first. We'll ask tomorrow. And if we don't hear back before In/Spectre 8 arrives, we'll work on that instead. And if we finish Stroke of Midnight (the current project) before we hear back and we still don't have In/Spectre, we have any number of other things that are practically guaranteed to be needed faster than humanly possible when our editors finally have a chance to acknowledge them.

Today I'm thankful for finishing that volume of Fire Force (it's really good, you guys), getting to see pictures of Rin Mikimoto's beautiful cat, having ice cream to look forward to when we're done at the computer, string cheese, and having our own adorable kitty to admire.
17th-May-2018 01:36 am (UTC)
Some data for you: if you didn't get In/Spectre yet, I got my copy today, so it should be on its way. For Yen, with my current lineup it looks like the earliest I could expect to start on Furubana is the first week of June.
17th-May-2018 04:08 am (UTC)
Our editor said we should get it by Wednesday evening, and we got it Wednesday afternoon. We weren't too worried, just looking at all the possibilities. But it didn't matter, because Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight took longer than expected, so we didn't have time for either one.

So are you trying to suggest we prioritize In/Spectre?
17th-May-2018 04:52 am (UTC)
Oh, I didn't have an opinion what you choose to work on next! I just thought if you wanted to know how soon or not-soon I might be working on things it might help you know how to prioritize (or at least what not to worry about if it wasn't done quite so soon), though I imagine your editors' requests probably have the most to do with your choice.

My Yen schedule is fairly predictable (basically something or two or three is always due or overdue), but I don't know where In/Spectre will fall other than probably-soon and it'll be in the middle of several other things, because that's inevitable wherever it ends up. So it doesn't make much difference to me. I hope it's not too hard a volume for you, once you dig into it!
18th-May-2018 04:43 am (UTC)
These days, it seems like most of our deadlines are a bunch of, "Here's a bunch of titles, throw us some dates," and then they leave us to our own devices. We work in order of what we put on our calendar first, until something shows up to disrupt everything, and then we juggle.
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