So here’s what I’m going to be doing in regards to the novel:
I’m going to take a break before starting to ‘write the fanfic’, please don’t pester me on Discord about how long the break is going to be, because the only thing I can tell you is that I want start posting the ‘fanfic’ in late January/early February (when I finish my internship) with a bang, then proceed to finish the novel ASAP. For my patrons on Patreon, don’t fret too much, I’ll try to update you guys on the progress at least once a week, and will occasionally throw out chapter previews on Patreon.
Now, ‘writing fanfic’ isn’t going to be the best solution to the problem, but it really is the only thing I can do without dropping the novel (well, technically I could keep translating until I get hit by a DMCA or a threat or something, but I don’t want to have to put up with that). I love the novel as much as any of you, and it being the first CN novel I translated really makes me emotionally attached to it.