First off, I would like to thank every person for commissioning me during my emergency commissions phase. It was a really REALLY big help in those money-less 4 weeks and I really appreciate it. Thankfully, my income has resumed again so that matter is more or less resolved.
Now the main reason as well as thanking you guys is to talk about a small matter, the fanfic commissions and fanfics in general. They've been lacking in quantity lately, in-fact I've yet to upload one in 2014 so far and we're into the 2nd quarter of the year. And I'm sure some of you, especially the commissioners, are wondering what's going on so it's time I addressed the situation.
Basically, I have had zero time or energy to do much on fics. Now I know that might sound like nothing, but over the last few months I have been very busy with this stupid college course that I was pretty much forced on, trying to keep the tutors and my parents happy while still actively job hunting to keep getting my own money thus also keeping my job centre happy every day (Yes, I have to log job hunting activity every single day online) and now doing a work placement every day as well meaning missing college but still pretty hard, an hour's bus ride to actually get to the college (Long bus rides also tire me out), then somehow trying to find time at home to rest, do some freetime stuff and get round to commissions. @_@ And don't get me started on students a decade younger then me acting like they're still in year 6 making fun of my voice. T.T
So yeah, I'm leading a pretty busy life at the moment, and things were not helped when my income got stopped for 4 weeks. Now I've managed to maintain the art commissions at least, but as far as fanfics go, not an awful lot has been done due to my routine and getting tired. It may not sound a lot of energy goes into typing stories, but when the brain has been bored to death with lectures on a subject I'm no good at or have no interest in, it can be mentally exhausting. And I try to give my imagination my best when it comes to my stories and for those paying for it, you shouldnt expect any less. Bar the odd grammar and spelling mistakes, you guys want to read great stories and not have them seemed rushed or not described in good detail.
So the first thing I will say is I'm NOT giving up on fanfic writing. I still have many a tale to tell so you can not worry about that. So how will this problem be resolved you may ask.
Well, I've put a deposit on a notebook.
How this will help is I can take it with me and do some typing somewhere private either during my college breaks and/or just getting out of the house and finding somewhere quiet to type on free days. It keeps me away from in-house distractions and makes for extra time to actually type some progress. It's not overly expensive so I hope to have it paid off either this month or the next for certain. Either way, it'll be a big help getting more done on the commissioned fanfics. I do have a laptop, but I do not want to take it outside as its very valueable both in price and sentimental value as it was actually brought with my late grandmother's inheritance money she gave me, thus I love it as much as I did her.
So to all those commissioners, all I can ask is you can give me a little more time to sort these matters. You can rest assure in due time, your story will be done for certain and every note containing details of your commission has been saved for easy viewing.
Also, to give a rough timeline of upcoming events;
-The Next 2 Weeks: Off from college for Easter. However, doing this work placement in that time but should be a little less tiring. I hope...
-April/May: Notebook paid for. Should speed up the flow of fanfics.
-Late May/June: College will be done with. What'll happen afterwards I dunno, but will sure as hell speak up for myself when the time comes. Hopefully back to how it was before last September with any luck.
-May: Going to the London MCM Expo. After all this hard time, I'll really need it. Let me know if you're going.
-April/May: Amazing Spiderman 2 and Godzilla. They should be good right?
So yeah, its been a really rough and stressful 2014 so far, but it should improve. I'm sorry this has happened, but a lot of it has been out of my control but I'll regain control in the summer months with some luck.