Yo. It’s been a long time.
First of all, I want to apologize for my absence for the past few months. I know that I shouldn’t apologize, since this wasn’t my, yours or anyone’s fault, but I still feel like I owe an apology. In case you don’t know back around August I decided to take a small break from Chapter Secrets. It was nothing special, just 2-3 weeks at best to relax a bit from the post-finals stress but unfortunately I ran into some issues. To put it simple I had a traumatic incident with my anxiety issues and I was left in a condition where I was barely able to do anything at all psychologically. Don’t worry it wasn’t anything really terrible, I didn’t lose a loved one or anything important of that kind, it was just a rough patch I had to go through. To put it simply, all the anxiety and stress from my finals period built up within me and upon facing a rather anxious event, everything crumbled. I was in a situation where I was plagued by my fears, by panic attacks and by a dreadful anxiety. This was something I had no control over, the anxiety was the one that controlled me. Because of that I was genuinely unable to continue Chapter Secrets and since I didn’t have that good of a grasp on my condition I didn’t even know when this was going to end.
Good news is, that’s not the case anymore. Well, kinda. I broke down at the beggining of September but over the past three months I’ve been able to improve a lot. My condition is vastly superior to the one I was originally in: I don’t have any more panic attacks, I can handle other things better and overall I’m doing pretty well…; I’m getting back on track, slowly, but steadily. I am very grateful for all the caring messages I’ve recieved but don’t overworry yourself for me since I’m already doing a lot better now.
However, I’m still far from fully healed. That is going to take quite a lot more time. That isn’t that much of a problem however, since I can easily handle Chapter Secrets even without being at full perfect health. That said, I don’t feel like I’m quite ready yet to come back. There are some things which impair me from making Chapter Secrets and other content freely (plus a couple other things I got to do in between, such as the holiday season), so I think I still need to work on it a bit before I’m perfectly capable on handling Chapter Secrets again. I think I’m already starting to get there, but I need to ease myself before I can get back into that kind of schedule.
I don’t want to make any promises, but if I were to estimate I’d say that would be around January, February at worst if things should get out of hand. Again, I’m not making any promises, that’s just an estimate, but I really, really doubt it should go anywhere beyond February. But things may change for all I know, so I hope you can be just a little more patient.
But don’t worry, I’ll make the comeback worth it. For one, I think I’m going to adopt a smoother format that might be slightly more aesthetically pleasing. And on the other hand, I’ve got something quite special waiting for you:
I’m going to be doing every single chapter I’ve missed so far.
Yup, that’s 14 so far plus any more that will release beyond that (RIP January). That’s specifically why it might take a little longer, since we’re talking about A LOT of chapters. They will however probably all come in one package at the same time. Beyond this there’s also something very special I’ve been passively and slowly working on for the past months (though it may not be ready by January) and I’d say it’s my greatest work yet, though be warned, it isn’t One Piece related and I am also planning on doing a few other projects in the long run.
Eitherway, I’m extremely grateful for all your support. I was afraid that people would just forget about me or despise me for taking a break (though that’s mostly my inner anxiety getting overworried), but everybody has been incredibly supportive and loving. All of the messages I’ve recieved… I seriously am honored by how patient you all have been and I’m really happy to have such a supportive following. Thanks to every single one of you from the bottom of my heart. I am incredibly excited to go back to doing this. See you soon!