Until just recently, I had a lot of time. I was working about 15-20 a week, with a 1-hour a day commute (round-trip). Now I am working 40 hours a week, with a 2.5-hour commute. And with Halloween coming on, the costume business is about to go turbo. Workload has increased about 20% across the board comparing this week to last week, and it is going to go on like that (and worse) through the next seven weeks.
I have written an email to those persons who are, right now, supporting my Masterclass and expect two posts for same this month of September. I have explained that those posts will be written ~ I just don't know when, exactly. I'd like to work slowly, a bit each day, and get them completed before things get completely crazy with October ... but in any case, anyone who has supported me thus far will continue to have access to the Masterclass blog, because that is my commitment and I will keep it.
However, after those two last posts, I will not be writing more for it in the foreseeable future. My circumstances may change and I may pick them up again ... but not without much more time at my disposal. Rest assured, if anyone wants to stop supporting me over this issue, those people have my absolute respect and understanding. You should not feel any need to support anything that you do not feel compensated for.
It takes anywhere from 10-12 hours of hard planning, thinking and writing to put one of those 3000-4000 word posts together. In comparison, it is about 2.5 - 3 hours of far less effort to write one of the RPG 201 posts (which I plan to continue to post on the free blog). It isn't just the time; it is the effort, the painstaking concept of it, that wears me down.
I trust this is forthcoming and honest enough for my readers. Please continue to watch this space. I may get thin until after Halloween is over, but I'm not going anywhere. I'm just writing less.