So after a hiatus to rebuild a backlog and change the dialogue format, I’m back
to releasing chapters.
I’m looking at bringing in remark commenting, I’ll run them on a Lightsail server.
It will be as small as possible to reduce my costs. I don’t want the comments to load by
default, as I’m trying to keep the site loading as fast and small as possible.
I’m putting off comments for now, and spending the time on getting a second
series started. The chapter are shorter than the slow life series, so I might
be able to get back to two chapters a day occasionally. It’s got 150+ chapters,
so not as many as the 400-ish of slow life as well. Plan is to get the first
11 chapters done, then get comments working, then release the first 11 chapters.
Slow life is higher priority, so it gets editing/reviewing priority.
Ok, I think I’ll get to a full week of future chapters waiting in the middle of
this month. November 13-15 lost their chapters so I could deal with some issues
at work and get on a better schedule. The goal is to get a larger backlog that
includes both proofed and drafted chapters, so a day or two that I can’t work
doesn’t mean I have to skip a day.
I got tired of writing drafts, so I sat down and reworked the fonts to give
nine different fonts. Also, changing fonts doesn’t change the nav anymore.
So each week, I should have 3 weeks in progress, one week is getting released,
one week gets reviewed on Wednesday or Thursday, one week is being actively
drafted. So I could be drafting a chapter two full weeks before before it goes
out. That sounds like a better pipeline than edit 1 day before and review the
morning before it goes out.
Nov 20-26: So, I finally got to 69-72, the chapters where nothing interesting
happens. These were the chapters that made me start this site, they were so
boring and were only coming out once a week. Augh! I’ll struggle through with
some time off from work.
At the end of the month, a new release process begins, the third iteration. Now
it’s on a VM instead of my desktop.