I Am Alive!

First and foremost, I want to apologize to you all for letting this blog go inactive for so long. But have no fear! I am here, I am alive, and I do intend to keep translating.

Gentle Beast was a new and explosive experience for me, and I loved every minute of it. We had our ups and downs with the poor guy, but it is still my first lonely child. Finding a project that meant as much to me has been a challenge, but there are prospects.

Having to navigate the waters of project selection is intimidating and terrifying, especially with that looming giant (you know, Qidian) out there, but I hope to have a new project by the start of September. (I mean confirm that I have a new project, because my heart is set on it, but we'll see!)

Second of all, I wanted to put out this update that yes, I have put ads up. I am so sorry, I know your pain, believe me I do, I have had ad-blocker my entire internet life, but I also cannot let this potential money tree go without shaking off a few leaves. Forgive me?

There is no need to click on them! But if periodically you would be so kind as to white list my blog, or just pause adblocker on it while browsing, it helps. Even it just one cent I earn a day, It's still three dollars a year!

I would like to believe I have the ads left unobtrusively chucked to the sides so it wouldn't interrupt your experience too much.

Believe me, I know the irritation, but I have to say it. My wallet has been weeping tears of blood.

Thirdly, I would like to announce that Betwixted Translations just might be expanding as a translation team! I have a potential editor (those of you subjected to Gentle Beast's unedited form, I sincerely apologize and bow down to your generous lack of admonishment to me for it) and I've reached out a machine translator who might just be able to help lighten my load and generate inspiration.

In fact, if you machine translate, and would like to step up your game, please reach out to me. I would love to see you guys grow and be part of your path towards development. I'm still figuring things out myself, but growing is always best done together.

Fourth, I wanted to pose a potential tag along blog I may start running soon. I am a translator, but I am also an author, an editor (I know, I know, I can't even edit my own work because it's embarrassing, but still!), and a writing consultant.

I am pitching a blog that would host my tips to character and plot development (for the writers out there in my crowd) along with a critiquing and consulting corner, as well as a review corner (for those readers out there), and a How-To set up for my method of translating.

I have no idea if anyone would even be interested, so maybe shower me with love to let me know if it's something I should pour my time into.

Fifth on the list is an update about my life. I am well aware you may be utterly uninterested in me, and that's okay. You can simply stop reading here. But for those of you willing to shed your eyes on my shameless excuses and explanation for my disappearance, here goes:

I ended Gentle Beast during finals week, that's why the last few chapters were so late. I'm still sorry about that, by the way. Afterwards, I started summer with a road trip! I live in Florida, but I drove up to stay with my Aunt in Georgia for a day, then moseyed all the way up to Indianapolis for a few days, then over to Missouri for a week or so. It was awesome, fantastic, and I spent over two thousand dollars on pokemon stuff (including a new switch).

The problems begin after I got home. I should probably let you guys know that I have a lot of health problems. Nothing too drastic, but just... a whole lot of minor inconveniences.

I'm Autistic and Bipolar, but I also have chronic joint pain and nerve pain. I have extreme insomnia, and Asthma. I was in a car accident years ago that still affects my day to day life now. My hormones are also screwed up to the high heavens, and I have over 30 allergies meaning by diet is practically non-existent and I cannot go outside without feeling like dying. Yay me.

When I got back from my trip, I had my annual check up, and my doctor nearly scared me to death. My liver is enlarged, and damaged. He said that if I kept going the way I was (which I don't even know what I was doing, or what has caused it), that I could suffer from liver failure within the year. Talk about going from a high to rock bottom.

I am seeing a GI and endocrinologist now, but we're still in the beginning stages of things.

Unfortunately, you can probably see why I've been avoiding everything to do with commitment so far. However, I am looking forward now and I am putting my panic and all that behind me. I do hope to embrace certain parts of my future with you guys and I appreciate that you have spent so long already on my journey into this new chapter of my life.

Thank you all so much. Love, Twixt.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the translation, sorry to hear about your health issue, i understand about pain i experience that all the time, so hang in there and take care of yourself.

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  2. Your translations are great, and I'm so glad have to have you on the (translation) scene. It's also great to hear that you're a writer, and I am cheering you on in all your creative endeavors, be they in writing or translating. But your health comes first no matter what, so please take care, and I am sincerely wishing you all the best in that respect. Please get better quickly, and stay healthy.

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  3. Thank you so much for translating "Gentle Beast". It was an amazing experience to read💖

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