Let's talk about some future plans!

posted May 22nd, 2018, 1:33 pm


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May 22nd, 2018, 1:41 pm

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Let's talk about some future plans!

So, I've been looking over the script a bit last night, kinda fine-tuning the rest of the chapter. There's still about a month of updates left to this one, give or take a post day as I hum and haw over whether one particular scene will be a two-pager or two separate updates. There's been a lot of complaints about cliffhangers lately (which is admittedly a little frustrating on my end), but I've been extra excited for this chapter due to it ultimately offering a fair bit of resolution (or at least direction) to a number of arcs. And I sincerely hope you enjoy what's to come.

Following this chapter though, I always had plans for a hiatus. Originally, it was going to be for one week, to begin Moonlight Wanderers, (my second planned comic that I've brought up from time to time, albeit mostly in passing).
http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/2581427/moonlight-wanderers-coming-spring-2018/

But I think I'm going to extend that. You might recall that before this current chapter, I took off from posting so I could have a week-long working hiatus. The plan was so I could get ahead with the page buffer again and lessen the deadline stress a bit. Then I got sick, lasting pretty much the entire week, and allowing me to get no work done. So, cue me coming back and starting our current chapter with no page buffer and continued deadline stress. (I mean, technically speaking, if there's ever an ideal time to get sick and not be able to work, it'd be when I'm not posting anyway. But still, it was very inconvenient for me!) ^^;

So, after this chapter is over, I'm gonna try that working hiatus again. I'm thinking two months, actually. And I realize is a long time (not as bad as last year's unplanned four month hiatus in the middle of a chapter, mind you), but bear with me here.

Part of it is going to be for building up the page buffer. And part of it is going to be so I can work on Volume 5 untethered to the usual stress. I will also probably use that time to work on Moonlight Wanderers some more as well. Without the stress of deadlines - and maybe an actual relaxing week or two off somewhere in there - I think I'll be able to get a lot done.

Ideally, MW will start in the middle of the hiatus somewhere there, so it's not like you'll have nothing from me during that time (though it'll have a new page and stuff to not confuse or annoy readers primarily here for Rain, as it IS a separate comic). And with the planned one-page-per-week structure I have in mind for that comic, it shouldn't be too intrusive to my work schedule. I think this is going to be win-win for everybody.

But I'm saying this all now, so that there's hopefully no surprises. The current chapter ends in late June, and then I go on hiatus. MW will start sometime in July. And Rain will return in the first or second week of September. I promise I'll have exact dates lined up before the end of this chapter, and of course, I will keep to them.

But before we need to worry about any of that, please enjoy the rest of the coming chapter over the next month. I'm really happy with what's to come, so I hope you'll like it too. ^_^

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May 22nd, 2018, 1:44 pm

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All that sounds good to me

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May 22nd, 2018, 2:36 pm

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It'll be sad to not see the comic for awhile, but a working hiatus would only help it get better. I know what it's like to have to work without any kind of a buffer and it's miserable. Take all the time you need and come out better from it!

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May 22nd, 2018, 2:43 pm

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So a hiatus or? I don’t know. Seems good if your updating the MW. Let me know if you need or want any help with anything

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May 22nd, 2018, 3:37 pm

Jenibi (Guest)

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You need to remember that this is your comic and that it's your time you're investing for our free entertainment. If you need a break, you take one guilt free and anyone who tries to make you feel bad about that isn't worth your time, even if they do like your work.

Anyone who has issues with cliffhangers in a webcomic is just being impatient. Don't take it to heart. people wanting to know the resolutions to the problems your characters are in, is a sign that you've created a world that people are invested in however, so take pride in people being annoyed over cliffhangers. In a way it's a good thing. If they give you abuse over it though, then don't listen to them. That's them being immature and selfish, it is not a refection on your storytelling ability.

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May 23rd, 2018, 5:57 am

Bolshevik (Guest)

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Amen!

Oh, and of course: I love your comic, Lynn and will miss you/it!

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May 22nd, 2018, 5:50 pm

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This is the ideal time for a hiatus for me! I usually read your comic on the drive to school, and your hiatus will be during summer vacation. I likely would’ve forgotten to check for updates. Anyways, it’s good to take a rest every once and again. Like I said, it’s during my summer vacation, you should have a bit of a vacation too.

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May 22nd, 2018, 9:41 pm

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Hiatuses are fine, you're not the first to be on hiatus lately. I am interested to see where you're going with some of this atm.

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May 23rd, 2018, 10:21 am

Lily-Annabelle Waters (Guest)

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OK, I'm not gonna lie, my initial reaction was one of shock, this is a big, unexpected drop off, and it was a surprise to me that we'd have another long hiatus so close to the last. However, it is your comic, and your personal needs come first, so more power to you! Take all the time you need.

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May 23rd, 2018, 11:09 am

Beth (Guest)

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You have created something truly special, and a comic of this quality with fans as wonderful as you have requires time and a lot of work I would imagine. You take all the time you need to be whole unto yourself, and we will be waiting for you when you return.

I would be lying if I said I wasn't upset by this news though. My life isn't really all that great right now, but knowing another page is coming on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday is what gets me through the week. I don't know how I'll cope without it for a while, but I will find a way - like I did during the 4-monther.

I don't mean that in a negative way at all, I just want to illustrate how much Rain means to me personally, and I hope you will get everything you need out of this hiatus.

<3

Beth

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May 23rd, 2018, 12:01 pm

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I’ll be sad but take your time. I’m super excited to start your new webcomic now though!

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May 23rd, 2018, 12:16 pm

Second_Chances

You do You <3

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Take all the time you need hun by that time I'll be overdue for a reread anyway and I'm super exited for Moonlit Wanders so take the time you need and ignore the complainers as it just means that your comic is a beloved one. Love ya Lynn keep being awesome <3 <3 <3

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