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LIFE CHANGES! Story Scheduling During These Changes [MAY 2019] by Kid W25
May 2nd, 2019, 8:48 pm
Hello everybody!

Big personal news in today's news post, but don't worry, it won't affect the Jay and Thompson schedule (hopefully!)

LIFE CHANGES
I don't think I've said this in any of the Author Comments, but my family have sold the family home. My granddad built the house in the sixties, and because of certain, unique circumstances, my aunt, uncles and mother thought it would be best to sell the family home.

We've lived in the house since my family moved to Australia in August 2003, and it's going to be really sad to leave the place that we've called home for just shy of 16 years!

However! Never fear! We've found a new place that's actually really convenient for all of us, and we'll be moving there very shortly. We get the keys to the new place on the 4th of May (tomorrow), and we need to be out of the old house by the 13th, so at least we can do the move bit by bit if need be.

Thankfully, if all goes well, the utilities will be set up by the time we move, and we'll hopefully have pretty good internet. But, if things are not going so well, and say we don't get internet, don't worry, I'll find a way to keep Jay and Thompson going on its normal schedule. That's what a buffer is for!

STORY SCHEDULING
Right now, I'm working really hard to make sure that there's a very healthy amount of buffer in comic strips just in case of a rainy day. As you know, Jay and Thompson updates on a twice-a-week schedule (and I'm open for more updates per week if the Patreon goal is hit), and for the last couple of months, I've been able to have a month's worth of buffer (8 comic strips).

Only recently, because of a little hiccup and a tiny Writer's Block, has that buffer shrunk down to a measly three-and-a-half weeks worth of buffer (7 comic strips). Shocking. I know.

The good news is that, because of the rewriting that I did to streamline the flow of the story, instead of the vignette-like style of the original Jay and Thompson, I've been able to spend a bit more time to expand on the two titular characters and the characters around them.

And although I'm getting back into a semi-vignette-like style for the current story arc (the one after "Rewrites"), because i'm not forced to just have these tiny snapshots in their lives, I'm able to spend more time depicting and writing the empty moments in their lives which I believe will make them appear more human.

Talking about the writing, I've set and outline that I'm following loosely for the next two story arcs after "Rewrites", which is allowing me to expand on whatever I want, which gives me a great sense of freedom that has helped me make sure that my buffer doesn't get any lower than what it is right now.

It seems like I'm exaggerating, but if I've had serious Writer's Blocks before that have lasted whole, multiple years, because I've felt like I've inadvertently set up too many limitations for myself. So look forward to how Jay and Thompson's stories unravel!

PATREON REWARDS
As always, I'd like to thank my current one and only Patron over on Patreon. Thank you for another month my friend, as always, I deeply appreciate your support as a Casual Viewer.

Thank you:
DRAWZA.

IN CONCLUSION
Not a lot of things to talk about when it comes to Jay and Thompson this month, which is okay, because in the past, when I've had a lot of topics to talk about, it has always been bad news.

I hope you're enjoying the comic so far, and I'll see you guys next month!

Kid W25.