Hello! Xiao0yuer has announced on her blog that she won't be translating Once Promised anymore and will be looking at other c-novels to translate (haha so go comment on her blog if you have always been desiring for a certain c-novel to be translated haha).
I thought I would explain the process here since there have been a few announcements in between and to prevent any confusion about the Once Promised translations.
I think I had translated till Chapter 4 of Once Promised and xia0yuer returned to SSB and had interest in translating Once Promised too. So, we tried a round robin system where we would alternate the translations, I will do odd chapters and she will do even chapters. I was going to maintain my summary/translation style, and after xia0yuer started on chapter 6, she decided that she loved all the characters in Once Promised too much and wanted to do full translations. So we tried to continue the round robin, but since we have different translation speeds and xia0yuer couldn't follow a fixed schedule for the round robin, we decided it would be best if we just translated at each of our own pace and both of our blog readers could follow.
We tried to work it out so there is no duplication, but it's quite hard because we have our own blogging pace. I told xia0yuer I was perfectly fine though if we duplicated some parts since we have our own translating styles and some readers suggested translating the parts I summarise but xia0yuer decided that her time is better spent on translating another c-novel.
So, it's disappointing that we couldn't work out a schedule (so sorry, Once Promised readers!), but I'm sure whatever novel xia0yuer chooses to translate later will be great. So, full support for all her future endeavours! So sorry, that now you are just stuck with my translations/summaries, but if any other blogger is interested in translating Once Promised, please feel free to translate! I really don't mind independent versions of translations since we are all just fans of Tong Hua.
Ok, so that's that! I will try to fully translate Once Promised since xia0yuer doesn't plan to anymore! *Cross fingers* That there are more than 24 hours a day. Haha.
In other news, I will be extremely busy at work for the next 2 weeks. But, I've already translated the weekly updates of Heavy Sweetness, Once Promised and The Emperor's Strategy in advance (for 2 weeks! I haven't read a new c-novel in ages! Haha). So, I'm scheduling the updates and you may find that sometimes the blog is updated but the comments are not replied to yet. It's because the blog is going to automatically update itself (haha). But, it's always my policy to reply all comments, so I will still reply just at a slower pace.
Can't wait for the busy month of April to be over! Tentatively, May should be more free and I'm going to try and really speed up Heavy Sweetness Translations. It's my aim to complete it (shall not state the exact date or the pressure will be too huge). Haha.
Till then, take care and thanks for reading :)