Journal Entry: Sat Jun 28, 2014, 10:50 AM
Well, commissions have been ridiculously hard to get lately, so I could still really use some extra help if anyone could spare some change. Otherwise, after next month (yes, I'm probably going to have another whole month of struggle due to surprise bills), I should be struggling a little less, but the continued assistance of my patrons is greatly appreciated.
I had to sell a good amount of my anime box sets and even some figures and Sailor Moon items to try and scrape a little bit of cash, but it doesn't seem to have been very effective on my wallet, even through all my efforts.
And in other news, I've typed over 11,000 words in my story, and I'm only in Chapter 2. I'm writing it as though it's an actual book, so it was only about 20 pages for the first chapter, and I'll keep it around that length when possible. Oh, wait; I didn't double-space it. Whoops. I guess it's like 40 full-length pages, then. Please don't kill me. I'll try to make the other chapters shorter. XD
On this note, I'm going to need someone to beta for me before I post any of it publicly. I'm thinking my friend Erin would be the best bet for me, but I don't know how busy she is irl, so I might open it up to people who have excellent grammar skills, depending on how she responds.
And in particularly good news, I have slept peacefully two nights in a row without any sleep medication or alcohol. I'm going to take my meds during the work week again, to be safe, but next weekend I'm going to try going all weekend without taking them, and it that's successful, I'll try to go off of them altogether and let you guys know how it turns out. I'm both excited and nervous at this prospect, but it would be more beneficial to me to be off of my meds if I can handle it.
Finally, I do want to hold my annual contest. As I said, after next month, my struggles should be lessened. I think I'll hold it from Jul 31 to Oct 31, leaving exactly three months for artists to work.
It's been pretty much killing me not to buy any commissions lately. Once you get started on that stuff, it's an addiction that's difficult to stop, and it's like drugs: you need more and more to make you happy every time. *is shot*
But with the exception of waitlist slots that I've already been waiting on for a few months, I can't really commission anyone right now. I miss getting art of my babies. ;.; Plus, I still have commissions I've already paid for that I've been waiting on for over a year and ridiculous stuff like that. ;.;
Listening to: Tennis Court by Lorde
Watching: Chaika the Coffin Princess
Eating: eggs over-easy