This past month had been absolutely my worst month I've had since I've opened this Patreon account.
I'm terribly sorry for what I've done. I've promised you the most number of releases ever, and I failed, miserably. I released the least number of chapters in any month since I started.
I know your trust is shaken, I can see it in how your support was cut by over a third, and to be honest, I can't blame you one bit. The month was terrible... and I froze. I kept lying to myself thinking that I will make it, and kept promising you even with the last day drawing near.
I can try and make excuses all I want. Sick on this day, lost chapters on another, and while it's all true, I know what truly happened: Burnout! I've fatigued myself with other work for so long, but none of that is your fault! It's all mine. You've all been supportive and kind for some long; I was the one to make a promise, and fail!
I couldn't sleep (43 hours straight right now, and this happened often this month), and I couldn't work. I try to translate, and I just translate slower than I did with my first chapter.
I discussed this with the man I trust the most, my father, and he told me that I should never make promises that I don't know for sure I could keep. Pretty obvious I guess, but I truly believed I could pull it off.
Again, I know your trust is shaken by now, but I'm deciding to not listen to my old man one more time. I've promised you 30 chapters last month, I still have 25 due. I have 15 more for this month, so yes, this month I'm releasing 40 chapter.
To pull this off, I'm actually extending my vacation from my day job by one extra month. I know this will hurt me financially, but that's the price I must pay.
To make sure I cannot afford to fail, I'm making the stakes really high:
If I don't pull this off this time around, I'll REFUND every one of you for September by the end of the month!
On top of that, I'm no longer gathering chapters for mass releases. By the end of each day, I'll be uploading what I translated. Tonight I have three chaps. Two planned for tomorrow.
Again, I'm really sorry, and I know I say it every time, but I truly mean it: I love you everyone: thank you so much for your support!