First off, a big thank you goes out to all the readers and donors who have been supporting me since I started translating My Wife is a Beautiful CEO. I have been thinking about this for a while, and it hasn’t been an easy decision to make.
I’ll be dropping My Wife is a Beautiful CEO effective 31 December 2017.
There are several reasons why I’m dropping.
CEO is a very long novel at 1665 chapters and 5.46 million Chinese characters. Although I’ve been translating for about 2 years, there’s still the entire length of ISSTH to go. Imagine translating the entire Harry Potter series 3½ times. I’m not confident that I have the drive to go all the way currently. Here’s a picture for effect:
I am aware that my translation speeds have been lackluster, which is why I have not been doing Patreon and stopped accepting donations. We’re all busy people, and doing this has been taking up a huge chunk of my free time. I’ll likely have less free time in the upcoming months, so I think that by dropping this I’d be doing right by all of you readers so that someone faster can pick it up, rather than sticking with it and giving CEO a slow death.
I also want to give a shout-out to the ones who have been telling me how slow I am and how many years I’d take. You guys are the best motivation killers. Thank you for helping me reach this decision. Two plus two is four, minus one that’s three, quick maths. I can math; a translator who spends hundreds of hours translating knows too damn well how much is remaining. They don’t need you to teach them that. People do some ridiculous things; some of them I can remember off the top of my head are like insulting me on an aggregator site, going to GT and etvo to have me replaced, creating an acc on WW just to curse me, and a leecher pretending to be a donor to spread malicious lies about me on forums.
There is also the matter of authorizations. As some of you may know, almost everything on volare has proper authorizations; CEO is one of the rare ones that actually doesn’t. I’d rather do something fully legal than commit to doing something where I’m stuck in the gray zone. I’ve tried imagining where I’d be a year from now if I continue and realize that I’d be in the exact same position even if I manage to translate a thousand chapters in that period. Though I do like and enjoy the novel, I question to what lengths I should go to for a hobby.
I do not have any plans to take up another novel as of now, but may be helping out with Transmigrator Meets Reincarnator, which I recommend you read!
Once again, I’d like to thank you readers who have been reading; whether vocal or not I do appreciate each and every one of you, and it has truly been a pleasure for me that you read my translations, though I am not the author!
A special thanks to the 23 donors who truly are too gracious!
Hope everyone has a wonderful 2018!
P.S. For tlers who have the time and capability to do this, I do recommend picking up My Wife is a Beautiful CEO! But please no MTL! It may require some thick skin and drive, but it does have quite a high number of readers and the story is good if you’re fine with the harem! The author does not seem to be interested in an English version of the story, and is unlikely to come knocking on your door.