As you can see, there’s no update this morning, so I just wanted to take some time to talk to you. If you’ve been following the strip for any length of time, you know that recent updates have been a little more sporadic than usual. There was once a time when you could set your watch by the Wednesday morning updates. Also, if you’ve following the strip for any length of time, you are probably aware of some of the personal issues that have occurred during the run of “The Black Fist.” The whole strip started under a dark cloud of family illness. When I thought it was clearing up, the bottom fell out. Honestly, it’s made it hard to focus at times and I find myself increasing ly withdrawn. I’m responding to comments les.s (Please forgive me, because I really appreciate them, so please keep leaving them) Also, I’ve been checking my stats less often, when previously, there were some days when I’d check them hourly. Some of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook might have even noticed that I’ve been using social media less and less. I’m OK, it’s just my way of dealing with loss, I guess.
Anyway, I want to assure you that I am completing “The Black Fist” arc and there’ll still be weekly updates, but the Wednesday updates may now be anytime Wednesday through Friday for a short spell, while I sort things out. Also, I’m mostly done with this week’s strip, but I’m banking it until next week, just to give myself a little mental breathing room.
Y’know, even as I was thinking about writing this to you, I finally came up to a solution to one of the story elements of the strip that I’ve been struggling with. I guess just getting it off my chest has made me feel a little better already. I want to take care of you as much as you’ve taken care of me with your comments, contributions, and loyalty to the strip since I started WORLD OF HURT, and you deserve to know what’s going on.
Also, Mom, I know you check every Wednesday, too. I’m fine. We’ll all be fine. It just takes some time, but it’s good to know there are friends and family out there who love and support you. I just wanted them to know how I’m doing.