Well. It’s the start of the 3rd month of translating for me and if you have seen my website from the 1st month, you probably thought that I have a ton of releases per week. But honestly, my translations are getting slower instead of faster.
Here’s what happened.
Have you ever courted someone? Trying to impress somebody, in the case of me translating, you can say I was courting the readers to come and read my translations. I knew how my English and grammar suck, but there’s someone else worse so it’s okay right, plus that would improve along the way. So yeah, I got more people who would read my translations. I did pretty much my best with fast translations, although there were a lot of releases, typos and wrong grammars was plenty too. I got what I want. Many readers. Better English.
Now, I think what’s the next thing.
I could continue on doing what I’ve done right now, many releases. But I also have other things that I want to do. I want to play games too, one of the reasons I started translating is because I played too many games and read too many novels. In other words, I wanted to do something new. And right now, it’s the third month, I can’t say that it’s still pretty new to me anymore, so there’s one less motivation.
But hey, there’s people who like the novels and my translations and support by donating so that’s a huge plus. I could enjoy entering the world of the novel, then after I spend hours on translating it, someone gives me a coffee. That’s pretty nice right.
There’s also people who say thanks and likes the posts so that’s a huge plus too.
But honestly, I can’t think that I could continue releasing 20 chapters every week anymore. Unless I do something that would stimulate me. Fuel to my fire. Thing like donations. Yeah, like most people, I’m very weak to money.
Haha, well, it all comes to that point after all. You need that too right. That’s why some people stop doing their things. There’s not enough stimulation, the fire is disappearing. That’s my situation right now I think.
I’d still try on releasing a chapter a week for my current projects. Maybe more if I feel like it. Or better if someone could sponsor the novel. I’d love that and would surely make me more motivated.
I’m planning on releasing teasers of other novels for the next month. Probably at least one series a week. That might increase the chapter released and I feel bad for those fans of the other novels that I am currently translating since instead of updating them, I cheat on other novels, but I’m sorry. I can’t help it. Originally, I am someone who gets fed up with things very quickly. I need to mix up things to be able on continuing wanting it.
It’s like playing a game with the same character and the same equipments for a month. You’d want better equipments after playing that much right. (Translating time for me is at least 2 hours per chapter. If it wasn’t fun or if there weren’t things that I could learn from it, I probably didn’t start translating. And no, I am not using machine translation)
Authors of novels have their own preference on their use of words. So I thought, I can have better grammar and vocabulary by translating many series. After all, if I’m going to do something, I want to have the most out of it.
But, yeah. Sponsored chapters are exceptions of course. I’d translate with that anytime.
Mofumofus, here I come. ミ☆ヽ(≧ω≦)ノ☆彡
*From the time I wrote this, I might suddenly take back all that I’ve written. But hey, that only means more translations. Mood swings are really bad for me sometimes.