July 14th, 2016



The day kind of went poof on us. We should have expected it, since we ended up being behind on Your Lie in April. I guess we underestimated our work ethic. Right now we're looking at working really hard for the next several days if we want any chance of finishing both our next two books on time. We already told our editor that at least one of them is likely to be late, but it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. And that's probably why we ended up working for so long today.

It wouldn't have been so bad, but I ended up getting very little sleep last night...although now that I think of it, I guess four hours isn't "very little" for some people. Maybe it's just "little". But the point is, the result was that I've had a minor headache for the last half of the day or so. It was funny (to me, I guess), too, because I was like, "Why am I getting a headache? Work hasn't been harder than usual and we actually ate today!" and Athena said, "Because you didn't sleep," and I was like, "Oooohhhh yeah." I guess I was so tired I forgot.

On the bright side, the weird deadline situation has us shuffling things around, which has me feeling bad on the one hand because hello? Noragami. It's not that we don't love you that we don't just rush to finish you, I promise! But this was supposed to be a bright side, and that's that we started Fire Force, and it's really good, you guys. But it's going to be trouble, because Atsushi Ohkubo has once again built a world with lots of specialized terminology, and that means we have to sit down and figure out all the words for important terms that are going to be used throughout the series, so they have to be good so I'm not cringing every time I type them down the road. And that means trouble. It's like we're working on two Noragamis at once. It's a little scary. But we'll just keep on trucking, and eventually we'll be finished with both of them. If we're lucky, they'll both be turned in before deadline!

Today I'm thankful for getting to start on Fire Force, finally finishing that volume of Your Lie in April, the hope of one day having time to stop and enjoy all the wonderful titles we're working on, getting to have a kitten party on the patio, and the possibly ill-advised decision to eat Twix not wreaking havoc on my braces after all.