Endings … And Beginnings

So, the first story has come to a successful conclusion. Dr. Symm has indeed saved the New Year and all is right with the world. So it’s time to move on to a new story. But before we do, I want to tell you about a change that’s taking place as we start the new tale.

There’s no real easy way to say this, so I just have to come out and tell you that I’m pulling back the update schedule for Story Time With Stan! … just temporarily. The site will no longer update 5 times a week. Instead, we’re moving to a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule. The reason for this is simple: I’ve been more successful in my freelance work than I’d expected. So good, indeed, that my time is fully booked until late spring. That’s not just my 9-5 time … but ALL of my available time for writing and drawing.

That’s a GOOD thing in that it means I’ll have a more stable source of income for at least the first 2/3 of the year, but it also means that I don’t have the time necessary to keep ahead of the ball on these stories. If I didn’t move the update schedule back to 3 days a week, I’d certainly run out of material entirely by the middle of April. Switching to this schedule will let me make sure that the site continues to update on time with new material into the second half of the year … by which time I should be able to get back to a more normal rate of production.

It’s easier to do this relatively early in the site’s life. As happy as I am for all of you who are here reading this now, the fact of the matter is that your numbers are still fairly small at this point and I haven’t put a lot of effort into building a bigger audience. (I was waiting until the Dr. Symm story finished its run.)

My plan is STILL to return the site to 5 updates a week, and hopefully I’ll be able to get there by early summer. But I won’t make that adjustment until I’m CERTAIN that I will be able to keep it up permanently.

That’s it, really. As bad news goes, it’s really not that horrible. But I still feel like I’m letting you down a little. I promise to try to make it up somehow. In the meanwhile, I hope you enjoy our second tale.