Hi everyone! The past week has been hard for me. After falling behind on some things, a somewhat disappointing weekend at Anime Blast Chattanooga sales-wise (the people were friendly and the venue was beautiful though! ) and a larger-than-expected printing bill, I felt especially down and a little overwhelmed.
I try really hard to just keep going in times like this, but this time I was sort of artblocked too, which made it imperative that I do something about it. So most of this week I've done a lot of thinking. I'm trying to answer questions like "What's the point of this?", "What am I even wanting to do?", and "Is this helping me reach my goals or not?" It's important to stop and consider, because I can't get where I want to go if I don't even know what I'm doing.
My tendency is to always put myself last. I also tend to want to work on one thing at a time until completion, while completely ignoring everything else. Neither of those things, ultimately, are beneficial or productive.
Therefore, I have decided to do the following:
- Commissions - Starting in December, after I've finished my current batch of commissions, I will fill from a waitlist and do ONE each month. This will prevent me from falling behind, because I hate that my kind commissioners have to wait so long due to all the other commitments I have ;_; I hope that's okay with you guys...
- Livestreams - I have to test it first, but I have a new setup that will allow me to do streams with my mic off, so I'll be able to stream more often and not bother my family or make everyone have to listen to my squeaky stool LOL
- Missing Haruka/Patreon - You have no idea how excited I am to finally be putting concentrated effort on my own original manga! I love my fan OCs, and so really digging in and building out a story that's entirely my own, using characters that aren't framed within an existing fandom, is so refreshing and exciting!! As I have stuff to show, I'm putting it up on Patreon! So far I have some thumbnails up, and I'm working on a character design sheet for the main character that I hope to post soon ^^
- Duel Cafe - I have a billion ideas for Duel Cafe and I'm sad that more people haven't gotten the book yet! (I'm super grateful to everyone who has! It means more to me than you know. QwQ ) I know money is a big part of that, so my shop will have FREE shipping in the U.S. all through the month of December for orders over $20. *My shop will be closed for maintenance Nov. 24th - 30th.
I'm still a little unsure of what I'm doing, but I know that I have to stop setting aside the things I'm passionate about. Otherwise I'll be stifling my creativity and that ruins everything xAx
On a lighter note, Pokemon Sun and Moon is out today!!! So is my new video!
Thanks for reading!