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*casually rewrites journal entry because the old one felt kinda whiny reading it back*

Well. That year certainly went by fast, didn't it?

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't glad for it, though. While I won't resent 2017 as I have the past few years, it was still a tough year to get through. My financial situation is no better than it was (in fact, it's worse). I'm mentally and physically exhausted 90% of the time, and I rarely have the energy to even socialize these days.

That said, I did accomplish quite a few things in 2017, so I'd like to focus on that.

  • I stayed away from home alone for the first time (like, entirely alone. I had my aunt's place to myself for nearly three weeks while I was cat-sitting, and that's kind of a big deal for me because I've always had a lot of anxiety around being away in general).
  • I finished and published my TCP short story, We Have Each Other.
  • I relaunched my Patreon, and I'm happy to say that it's been a success!
  • I drew. A lot. Mostly commissions and sketches, but it was a lot more than I've drawn in a good couple of years. And I even managed to squeeze in a few pieces of my own -- one full illustration and a couple of book covers.
  • I attended my first Pride Parade.
  • I started cooking/baking a lot more (I always used to go for the simplest meals. As of staying at my aunt's place, I've grown rather fond of experimenting with different recipes and I CAN ACTUALLY MAKE GOOD FOOD NOW).
  • After many months of searching, I finally landed a steady job as a comic colorist.
  • And perhaps most importantly, I started taking better care of myself. 2016 really wreaked havoc on me. I lost a lot of weight that year due to stress. My hands/wrists suffered from overwork, and my whole body suffered from too many hours in my computer chair. Since allowing more time for rest, however, I've seen a decrease in back pain. My hands don't ache as often, and my neck doesn't stiffen up so easily anymore. So I'm definitely carrying this change into 2018.

And with any luck, 2018 will bring more positive changes. It's already looking promising!

My mom, my sister, and I are hoping to go into business together this summer. I'll share more on that later, when the whole thing is a little more set in stone. Right now we're just waiting to see if we get approved for a business loan -- because if we don't, it isn't happening.

Oh! Speaking of next summer, here's a bit of exciting news: I'm gonna be an aunt come June! :D I mean, technically I'm already an aunt. I'm a half-aunt to my half-sisters' kids. BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT. THIS IS MY TWIN SISTER'S KID WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE. And I'm gonna make it my mission to be the best aunt and introduce this little nugget to all the nerdy shit my sister and I have consumed over the years (though, I'm sure she'll do a damn fine job of that herself. I'm just going to add to the pile).

So yeah, all in all, it's shaping up to be a good year! I hope it will be for you guys as well. <3



1. Wrap up Pulse's first draft - Some bits are actually in their third or fourth draft state, but others I haven't touched since the rough draft. And there are some scenes I haven't even fleshed out yet. So uh . . . kinda?

2. Finish and publish my f/f TCP short story, We Have Each Other - DONE. CHECK. FUCK YEAH.

3. Complete at least one personal illustration - *POINTS AGGRESSIVELY AT "IGNITE" PIECE*
4. Read 20 books - Hah, no. I think I read maybe ten in total, including short stories. To be fair, though, I was doubtful of hitting this goal from the start.

5. Work out more, get fit. Bonus points if I can achieve some form of abs by the end of the year - Did not work out more, did not achieve some form of abs. I did keep up with my casual weight lifting for the most part, though. Unfortunately, it doesn't show -- probably because I'm not eating enough, or well enough, to build up muscle. >3>

6. Try to be an actual decent human being when it comes to staying in contact with friends - I mean . . . I tried? I'VE BEEN BUSY OKAY. xD

2018 GOALS

1. Complete PULSE's final draft

2. Finish revisions on TCP1

3. Draft another short story

4. Draw more original art

5. Hang out with friends/family more often? Maybe? HOPEFULLY?

6. Reach some form of financial stability??? (it actually seems a little more possible this time around)

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Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays!

Merry christmas everybody
I hope you're all having a wonderful time, whether you're spending it with family or friends, or simply enjoying a day to yourself. And I know this time of year can be difficult for some people for a multitude of reasons, so for those of you who may be struggling, I send my love and many hugs.

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UPDATE: All slots filled! Thank you <3


Hey guys!

I'm opening up commissions for a bit. I hadn't planned to do this until next year, but I don't have a whole lot of choice at the moment. Desperate times and all. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ On the plus side, now is probably the best time to do it since there's going to be a slight decrease in the amount of comic pages I have to color. That said, I'm still only going to open slots for sketch pages, portraits, and half-body pieces -- that way, no one will have to wait a gazillion years for their commission. Also to speed things up, I won't be doing detailed/complex backgrounds for the latter options. Simple backgrounds only.

If you want a slot, simply comment below or shoot me a note!

You can find my commission info here:
Prices have increased. This does not apply to those already on my wait list as of March 2018! 
Commission progress and slot status can be followed HERE
Target Payment/Price Information Target
Bullet; Yellow Prices are in USD!
Bullet; Yellow I accept both Paypal and e-transfers

Bullet; Yellow I don't do refunds *except in very particular cases
Bullet; Yellow Prices may vary depending on the complexity of characters and overa


Don't want/can't afford a commission but still want to support me?
Consider buying me a coffee, or becoming a Patron! ♥

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen me rambling about this already. But I spent the better part of Sunday toying with the world/plot of Bloody Spade, and after much deliberation, I have decided that it will be my next novel project after Pulse -- taking the spot of my more recently-conceived post-apocalyptic robot story. :la:

The reason for this is that I realized the robot story needs a lot more time to simmer. I mean, hell, I just changed the protagonist's name and backstory a couple months back. If I don't even have those things straight yet, that's a big glaring sign to me that it's not ready and won't be for a while. Meanwhile, Bloody Spade already has its foundations set. I can salvage the good parts from the 97,000-word manga script (yes it really is that long. I didn't even realize until yesterday) I labored over years ago. It's already got a well-developed world, plot, and a full cast of characters that I love and miss dearly. All it needs is a few tweaks, a fresh coat of paint, and then it'll be ready to go.

By the way, this isn't far in the future. Not too-too far, anyway! At the moment, I'm working on the revised edition of The Calypsis Project alongside Pulse. I'm about halfway through revisions on TCP1, so that should be finished around autumn/winter next year if all goes to plan. And Pulse is still on target for a late 2019 release. I just have to flesh out some summarized scenes/chapters, polish it all up, and I'll probably start writing Bloody Spade when it hits the editing phase (because at that stage, I don't need to be 100% focused on one project).

It's been a while since I posted a proper update on things. Life has been crazy busy for a while now, but I think things are finally starting to stabilize now. Sort of. At least to a point where I feel I can plan ahead. So I figured I would share The Plan with you guys so you know what I'm gonna be up to!


I recently picked up a comic coloring job, and I might have a second one starting in September. With both of these comics on the go, I'll have some pretty steady work, so once I'm through my current batch of commissions, I'm going to start limiting slots to one or two per month depending the type of commissions people want.

The awesome thing about this gig, too, is that I'll probably have time to actually work on my own stuff again, because coloring jobs are simple and quick -- meaning you can expect a lot more original artwork from me in the near future!


Sadly, I won't be exhibiting at any conventions this year due to money troubles and lack of new products. However, I am hoping to return to the exhibition halls of Ottawa Geek Market next year! I've actually already been toying with a new table layout, and I have a ton of new products planned (oodles of stickers and buttons and bookmarks  in addition to some fresh prints --  and, of course, my books).

Speaking of which . . .


My TCP short story, WE HAVE EACH OTHER, is officially out in the wild! You can read it now on Wattpad, and I'll be releasing it on Amazon sometime in October (it would've been published on Amazon already if I hadn't entered it into a contest, but the contest rules don't allow me to upload it to certain places, so I have to wait. At least I was able to upload it somewhere, though).

The story will also be available in paperback form at some point, and they will be tiny and cute as hell. Might even have some Darcy & Liz stickers to go along with them if I do exhibit at Geek Market next year!

Now, with that little story out of the way, I've hopped back into PULSE and TCP 1 revisions. And seeing as the revisions have been hogging my attention of late, I think I'm just going to focus on them.  My goal is to have them done by December, and to have the second edition of the book out by the middle of 2018. Once that's out of my hands, I can put all of my writing energy into PULSE -- which is looking like it's probably on track for my later ETA of 2019.

And that pretty much does it for my update. :>

Cheers, lovelies ♥


Hi guys!

So I'm about to give my Patreon an long-overdue reworking in order to make it equally art and
writing focused, and I was wondering: if you were a patron of mine, what kind of rewards would
you want from me? I'd love to hear some suggestions, just in case there's something good I
haven't thought up yet. ^-^


Cam01376 by BrittanyWillows Cam01364 by BrittanyWillows

This cutie will be four months old on the 26th. She's an absolute sweetheart--super calm, though a little timid. She ducks if you try to touch the top of her head and backs up if someone walks straight towards her, but she follows us around like a shadow. ♥

We haven't quite decided on a name for her yet, though we're leaning towards something like Keeva / Kiva at the moment.

Cam01380 by BrittanyWillows Cam01360 by BrittanyWillows

Extreme Makeover: Book Edition

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 1:27 PM

Hello, m’lovelies!

I have some book news to share.

I decided on a whim to redesign the covers for both The Calypsis Project and TCP II: Rebirth, and I actually have some rough mock-ups done already. So without further ado . . .


New Cover WIPS by BrittanyWillows

Pardon the shoddy quality. My sketches are tiny. These work-in-progress shots are actually only 367px in height, so I had to zoom in and take a screenshot to embiggen them without losing too much quality.

Anyhoo . . .

What’s the reason for the redesign? Well, I was never really satisfied with Rebirth‘s cover. It’s not that I don’t like the piece itself. I do. It just didn’t feel cover-worthy. And since none of the simpler changes I made seemed to make any difference, I thought: why not just redo the entire thing?

So I did, and I loved it so much I decided to whip up a new cover for TCP1 as well (which would have been necessary anyway, otherwise the books would have looked like they belonged to two different series). I feel like these designs show off the characters better whilst maintaining that air of mystery the originals held. Plus, I am a sucker for color-coded novels. This allows me to indulge in that a bit more.

It’ll probably be a couple months yet before these are finished, and a few months still before you see them in print. I’m also planning to revamp the interior design of both books. And seeing as TCP1 is undergoing post-publication revisions, I may wait until those are done to update things—however, that is dependent on how fast the revisions go. If TCP1 v2 is still far from completion by the time the new covers are ready, I’ll just go ahead with the visual updates.

Either way, I’ll keep you guys in the loop.  :>

8 Facts OC Meme

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 8:25 AM
I wasn't tagged, but I wanted to join in anyway, so here we are >u>

  • Post these rules.
  • Post 8 facts about your character.
  • Tag 8 other characters.
  • Post their names along with their creators' avatars

8 Facts about Charlotte Ann Chambers

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Note: The information below relates only to what has happened up to the start of PULSE. So this is thirty-two-year-old Charlotte you are reading about :>

1. Charlotte grew up in an orphanage in Toronto. She doesn't know what happened to her parents -- whether they simply abandoned her, or were killed during the first massive outbreak of the Metamorphosis plague.

2. She began studying the plague at the age of seventeen, after the orphanage's caretakers fell victim to it, and came close to curing it four years later. This was when the Bureau of Scientific Investigations caught on to her work, and they've been trying to recruit her ever since. Unfortunately for them, she wants nothing to do with their organization.

3. She is the only civilian in North Gate permitted to own firearms. Similarly, she is one of very few residents to have access to hot water and luxury foods. These, as she puts it, are the perks of being on the Bureau's "Most Wanted" list.

4. Her motorcycle was a gem she uncovered outside the safe zone.  She stumbled upon it on a supply run one day, walked it home, and cleaned it up to look like new. It's gotten her out of a lot of tight situations since then.

5. The scar on her cheek is a lingering mark of her departure from the rebel group Firebrand, whom she worked with briefly in her early adulthood. You guys will have a chance to meet the man who gave her the scar when I release Pulse in a year or two (more likely the former, if you're a beta reader!) ;D

6. There are times when Charlotte resents her indifference towards other people, when she wishes she could change her ways. But in the end, she always comes to the same conclusion: it's better this way. If she has no friends, there is no one to lose. And if she has no allies, nobody to rely on, then no one can let her down.

7. She enjoys the occasional glass of cider, but her drink of choice is red tea with just a splash of milk and honey.

8. A few of her favourite things are chocolate, hot showers, windy summer days, tinkering away in her makeshift basement laboratory, and watching the sun rise and set from atop the safe zone walls.

TeganKP - It'd be awesome to learn more about precious Taru, if you'd care to share! <3
Tagrberry - SPILL THE KNOWLEDGE BEANS FOR DIETER, VASKA, OR ELI. Or all three, if you feel so inclined.
doug7070 - Ezren and Nari are my current Fave Babes™ of yours, so if you wanna ramble about either of them, I'm all ears!
seraphi - I realized I don't know much about your OCs, so honestly, I'd love to learn more about any of them. They all intrigue me <3
Chronorin - Tell me about your favourite out of your OCs!
Daroneasa - If you happen to pop on here and see this, it'd be sweet to hear some random facts about Ras or Tama.

Six is good enough, right?

P.s, don't feel obligated to do the thing. Just do it if you feel like it! And of course, feel free to put the spotlight on a character/characters other than the ones I've named. Those are merely suggestions ^-^

New Year. Let's do this.

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 11:51 AM
So uh . . .

Fuck 2016. It had its highlights, but over all, it had to be the hardest most exhausting year of my life and I am just hoping this year will be different.

The bar is set, 2017. Try not to trip on it.


1. Actually finish and publish TCP: Rebirth. For reals, this time - Done and done, and I learned a lot in the process. For one thing, it is much harder to market a sequel as opposed to the first book in the series--especially when you've only got a small audience. So I'm glad I didn't have the money to shovel into promo stuff, because it probably would have been wasted.

Instead, I've decided to save all the fun launch day stuff for Pulse, which is a standalone prequel that should be much easier to promote because I'm not relying on anyone to have read the other two books in the series. And, provided I have the funds to pull it off, it is going to be a blast!

2. Start rewriting the first draft for Pulse - Check! Had to put it on hold while I work through my commission queue, but I'm hoping to pick it up again in February or March.

3. Finally get out of this financial shit hole, maybe? - Well. I mean, I did better personally on the money side of things. However, the shithole has grown deeper.

4. Land a decent job that will assist in getting me out of said shit hole - Landed a decent job, kept it for a couple of weeks, then became overwhelmed and had to quit. Apparently I cannot handle the pace of a cashier job in a hardware store, so when looking for jobs this year, I'm going to try for calmer jobs that don't involve working so much with the public, or some sort of work-from-home job (though, work-from-home jobs that pay well are few and far between).

5. Get through at least 30% of my to-read list. Dem books gotta get read - Ahahaha . . . nope. Failed that. I had very little time to read in 2016.

6. Draw more personal stuff and complete unfinished works - I may have sketched more personal stuff in 2016 than 2015, but I was unable to finish anything of my own. Most of the drawing time was dedicated to commissions (which I am extremely grateful for. The work has helped me out so much over the past year).

7. Just generally improve in the art department - Made some minor improvements in a few areas, so I can't complain. Probably won't make any big leaps until I have time to hone the new techniques I've learned. Unfortunately, at the moment, turnaround time is more important.

2017 GOALS

1. Wrap up Pulse's first draft

2. Finish and publish my f/f TCP short story, We Have Each Other

3. Complete at least one personal illustration

4. Read 20 books (I'm not expecting to make this one since I'm an awfully slow reader, but it'd be awesome if I can pull it off)

5. Workout more, get fit. Bonus points if I can achieve some form of abs by the end of the year.

6. Try to be an actual decent human being when it comes to staying in contact with friends (currently, my communication skills are equivalent to those of a brick)

Hi guys,

My friend, Seraphi91, is currently open for commissions! Her prices are super reasonable, and her artwork is absolutely gorgeous--worth every penny! And if you're stumped on what to get your friends/family this Holiday season, then perhaps a beautifully detailed painting or even a sketch would make a great gift. ^-^ You can check out some of her work below, and you can find all of her commission info here:

Commissions!Dot Bullet (Light Blue) - F2U!  Commissions  Dot Bullet (Light Blue) - F2U! 

Please read the following instructions:
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U!  Send me a note when you wish to commission me and describe me what to do.
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U!  I only do digitally created pictures. Finished products will be send via-email if requested. All final pictures are 300dpi so if you want to print them, they will look pretty good on size A4 paper.
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U!  If you commission a picture of your character, a graphic reference picture is required. If you cannot provide an actual reference, I'll need a very good written description about the character and if you can find, some referential images(some google examples). In the case of the latter, I h


[COMM] Cover Me by Seraphi91 A moment of peace by Seraphi91 Garrus Vakarian by Seraphi91 Commish:  Reunion by Seraphi91 Comm: Tacitus by Seraphi91
Holy wow. All slots have been filled! Thank you all so much <3 You have no idea how
much this is helping me out right now.


Hello, lovelies!

I've finally reached a point where I'm able to take commissions again (whoo!)

Currently, I have five slots available. You can find my commission information linked
below. If you wish to claim a slot, you can either shoot me a note or comment here.

Please keep in mind, if you take one of these slots, you must have patience. I'll be
working all of my commissions at once to get them finished as soon as possible,
but life is rather hectic at the moment, so things will be moving a little slow.

  1. Lurking-Leanne
  2. Spirix
  3. doug7070
  4. forgetSanity
  5. StupidShepherd

:star: COMMISSION INFO :star:
Prices have increased. This does not apply to those already on my wait list as of March 2018! 
Commission progress and slot status can be followed HERE
Target Payment/Price Information Target
Bullet; Yellow Prices are in USD!
Bullet; Yellow I accept both Paypal and e-transfers

Bullet; Yellow I don't do refunds *except in very particular cases
Bullet; Yellow Prices may vary depending on the complexity of characters and overa

Echo Derp by BrittanyWillows

I totally didn't forget to post this yesterday. Nope. Mm-mm.

Ahem. Anyway . . .


Nearly three years after the release of The Calypsis Project, TCP II: Rebirth—the conclusion to the Echo-Alpha Duology—is finally out in the world, and it feels awesome.

When I set out to publish this series, I never imagined it would draw as much attention as it has. Sure, it's no huge hit. It hasn't won any awards or hit any bestseller lists (yet, anyway - says the hopeful little gremlin in my brain). But the response has been greater than I ever expected, and for that I have you, my lovely readers, to thank. <3

And to celebrate this release, I've got some sweet deals on!

The Calypsis Project is currently FREE on Amazon Kindle (until the 21st), and TCP II will remain at its 99c price point until the 24th. So if you're only just hearing of the series, or if you've been eyeing it for a while, now is a fantastic time to jump in! And if you're just here for the sequel, now's a good time to grab that too.

The Calypsis Project (Amazon US)
TCP II: Rebirth (Amazon US)

Happy (slightly belated) birthday, my little book. ♥

And now, enjoy a dump of all the fancy teasers I used to promote the book in the weeks leading up to release!

Fancy Teaser - REBIRTH - Week 12 by BrittanyWillows Fancy Teaser - REBIRTH - Week 2 by BrittanyWillows Fancy Teaser - REBIRTH - Week 3 by BrittanyWillows Fancy Teaser - REBIRTH - Week 8 by BrittanyWillows Fancy Teaser - REBIRTH - Week 1 by BrittanyWillows Fancy Teaser - REBIRTH - Week 7 by BrittanyWillows Fancy Teaser - REBIRTH - Week 4 by BrittanyWillows Fancy Teaser - REBIRTH - Week 6 by BrittanyWillows Fancy Teaser - REBIRTH - Week 4 by BrittanyWillows Fancy Teaser - REBIRTH - Week 9 by BrittanyWillows

Gm by BrittanyWillows

Yup, it's that time again!

I'll be at Ottawa Geek Market next weekend with the lovely TeganKP, selling books and stickers and prints. No new prints this year, unfortunately. I ran short on time, and only managed to get the stickers done (and I didn't even get all of the stickers done). But, oh well. I was trying to keep my expenses low anyway, seeing as last year didn't actually have a great turn out. Fingers crossed this year will be better!

But yeah, if you happen to be at the event, come see us at Table 419!

Oh yeah, and about the books.


Cam00909 by BrittanyWillows

Look at that sexy interior with it's oh-so pro-looking headers that I couldn't figure out how to do in the first book (and it wasn't me who figured it out this time either. It was my mom, because she just got Word 2016 on her computer and it makes things like headers so much easier than Word 2003 or Libre Office Writer). I also got some shiny new copies of TCP 1, featuring the brighter title, newer description, and a review from another author. I'll be fancying-up its interior pages in the future, too -- probably once I've finished rewriting it so I can do all of that stuff at once.

Anyway, I'll have a few of these babies up for sale at Geek Market, and then the Monday immediately after the convention I'll be announcing the official release of the book, because I love to torture myself by not allowing a break between the two things.


It's gonna be a busy week.

Wish me luck!
  • Reading: Sentinel by Jamie Foley
  • Eating: Cheerios, motherfucker.
  • Drinking: Tea. Always tea.
Hello, lovelies!

Let's jump straight in, shall we? I'm facing the possibility of being strapped for time here. The Calypsis Project II: Rebirth is officially set for release on October 17th (yay!), and I've got Geek Market the weekend immediately preceding that (October 14th-16th, including the setup date). My goal is to have all of the commissions in my queue completed by the end of August so I can spend September working on Rebirth's cover and new prints for the market. However, in the event that I cannot meet that goal, I wanted to let you guys know:

Rebirth's cover artwork and new Geek Market projects will have to take priority over everything else in September. That doesn't mean commission work will be halted if I still have a few left to do. It simply means their progress will be slowed considerably, because obviously I need the cover and I absolutely must have new product for the convention (or else my sales may tank. Like last year).

But rest assured, I will do my damnedest to get through my commission queue in August so no one has to wait! <3
As usual I am uncertain, but I may be streaming later (if my computer's going to behave itself)! :>

If I do, it'll probably be somewhere between 1:00-2:00pm EST

What: Commissions
Because who doesn't love 'em? :la:

Steampunk Project - Victoria (Digital) by MadAndPerplexed Back OFF! by EyeballEarth Rooka by Bushaqua Hot Babe by ScottaHemi Diana sketch by Yara-V

Mature Content

ART TRADE - Oh Sh*t, Nyx wants to play by AllEagerThumbs
Opia by FierceBabydoll

Mature Content

My Body Is My Canvas by Orange-Zeppelin
<da:thumb id="613039555"/> Apple by nicetsukichi Inquisitor diplomat by avvart D.VA Overwatch by djyerba Barbarian Queen by Medula-Oblongata More Aqua by TheBlackBullets

Mature Content

Card of Rock by ctrl-alt-delete
Fishing by Obelis Development Technical Officer Insarn by Chronorin Rhea - HELIOS FEMINA by harperyo Get Jinxed! by FideDraws <da:thumb id="256756511"/> Witch's Doll by Acaciathorn Lara Croft by Leo-25 Samus by Dreaming-Demon Samus - Metroid by chinchongcha Psylocke Sprite by Nighteba Jaredthefox's request: Lilian by MidnightDJ-SK

Thanks all for the submissions! These are gorgeous <3

:star: :star:
Update: Offline

Hi guys,

After over a month of no streams, I am pleased to say I HAVE FINALLY FOUND A DAY TO STREAM.
I'm not sure when I'll start yet, as I may be going out / having company later today. So just keep
your eyes peeled for the "online" announcement.

Scratch that, it shall start around 12:00pm EST! :la:

I hope to see you guys there! <3

What: Person piece, Commission for Spirix
All slots filled! Thank you guys so much <3



I am only opening for half-body commissions and portraits this time, however, as I can work on them
much much faster than any other types. So I currently have three slots open for these, and they will
become active some time between May and June.

If you'd like to claim one, simply comment here or note me! ^-^

You can find all of my commission info here Commission Information [OPEN]

  • Drinking: Tea. Always tea.