Guten tag!

First off, I just want to apologise to anybody who’s been experiencing any difficulty getting the site to load – The host had a couple of issues with their servers, but they sorted it out with their usual professionalism and speed, for which I’m grateful. The site still feels a wee bit sluggish, but that might just be because I’m more aware of the load time per page. Hopefully it doesn’t detract from your reading experience!

I have to admit – I’m really bad at handling surprises that are outwith my control. I’m anxious enough at the best of times, although moving back to Glasgow’s really been helping me out in that regard. But this morning, as the site was unresponsive, my thoughts actually turned somewhat toward something alarming.

Should I stop doing the webcomic?

I’d get some time back. I’d be able to focus on other things, like writing, or art, or music. I wouldn’t have to worry about systems going down. I could relax more. I seriously thought about this for a good hour or so… And I found my answer.

Hell no.

In my mind’s eye, I could see the stories I had conceived of. I could see the characters, and feel their personalities yearning to be shown. I thought back across the years I’ve been doing Elf Blood, and thought of all you wonderful folk who’ve supported me throughout. I love telling this story. Sure, it’s not going to get me into writing or illustrating professionally; but Elf Blood and Mei Wu bring me a lot of enjoyment, and I hope it brings you the same!

Sure, it’ll have to end one day. But there’s a hell of a lot of story left to pack in before that happens!

Anyway, I’ll stop wittering on now. See you on Monday for another page in the ongoing Elf Blood saga 😀

M.