TL;DR: I will be uploading Monday/Thursday/Saturday for a total of 3 updates per week, starting next week, in an attempt to make my work more sustainable and manageable in the future.
I love doing Comics. I've been working on the comic for about a year now, including planning etc, and my pace has definitely picked up from the early days. Since about October, when I started my comic, I've been fuelled by passion and drive.
That being said, I can tell that things have been taking a toll on me. Keeping up with 4 updates a week, and oftentimes surpassing that, has physically strained me, and while I'm doing my best to negate things, there's also factors of stress and similar rather annoying things. 40-60 hours of work per week is no joke.
Now, that doesn't mean I want to slow down significantly. No, this is my passion. But I need to lessen the stress I put on myself. I went on a holiday and ended up working through most of it. I feel anxious and worried when I take a break for even a few hours which I could be spending on art. I've made a lot of progress, and I need to take a step back and think about sustainability, and be relaxed enough to actually take breaks. Because, frankly, I may have had one or two days 'off' since October.
You see, as much as I don't want to care about my health, I know that if I don't take care of it, one day you'll see a post here akin to 'guys I can't move my arm any more, it's over'. And that's the worst thing that could happen.
So I'll hope that you can forgive me for making an executive decision to try to prioritize a way to make this slightly more sustainable, and because I want to give people a bit of time to adjust, we'll do this starting next week. My idea is to upload Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays - essentially random days, it really doesn't matter that much to me but I did notice that Sundays and Fridays tend to do pretty poorly for metrics, so ~eh, half-assed attempt to optimize schedule. You'll probably also notice that I'll be uploading very slightly later in the day, to maybe appeal to the 'merkanskis, since those are a pretty big target demographic given the English language. Other than that, nothing serious should change.
Yeah, I'm sorry that the story will be a lot slower, but I don't think it can be helped. :/ I hope y'all forgive and remain interested in Haven.
PS. This means I'm pretty damn far ahead in terms of weeks now. Regardless of what happens, you're still in for a lot of comic. Ideally, years of work is still ahead!