So far commissions have been working out. I've only got one left and now that the holiday is over I can get back to cracking on it.
I've been too lax in my schedule lately in everything and that's not been helping me with my goals. So this year I'm resolving to be more active and responsible with my time, that way I can better use that time to support myself til I get a job and beyond.
To help with that I need to sort of clarify a few things with my commissions as well as restructure them.
At this time my rates will stay the same, but I do need to clarify a few things in pricing. Namely that while I'm open to a lot of things when it comes to the content of commissions, I do have easier times writing certain things than others.
Catfights or actions scenes in general are easy enough for me to write, but certain subjects (especially those more niche) or involving shows or characters I do not know of, are a bit trickier to write to a standard I feel is worthy of being paid. As a result in those cases I will be implement a price increase for something I'm not familiar with. Now that's not saying a show itself will warrant it, but if this involves a sort of niche kind of story with elements I'm TOTALLY oblivious too, that may warrant an extra $5 or so. It'll vary on a case by case basis.
Piggybacking off of that, I do without the right to REFUSE any request if I find the content is something I don't agree with. Usually if it runs into fetish/kink territory. I'm no opposed to NSFW material, but I'd rather steer clear of certain subjects if I could.
Now I want to also bring up that I don't just do fiction commissions. I am also open to taking commissions regarding things such as essays or reviews. I used to do those quite frequently on Tumblr (before the Purge) and they seemed to quite popular. If there is anything you would want me to review, I will charge similar rates to the ones I did now in any style you prefer to measure the material with (Numbers, Letter Grades, etc.)
Also since I want to make more use of my desire to be a Creative Consultant, I will also offer my services as a consultant for your own projects that you'd like to get another set of eyes on. This is similar to a beta, but I will be willing to provide more advise and suggestions beyond grammar and spelling. So if you want a in-depth review of your work with some advise or suggestions, don't be afraid to ask.
Well that's all. Hopefully I was able to make my intentions clear with this post. I hope that this year will be an improvement from the last in more ways than one.
Thanks for reading and Happy New Year!