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    State of the Mono – Nov. Update

    Hi everyone!

    Wanted to make a blogpost to update everyone on what’s been going, but first just a quick list of new published stuff you can check out in case you haven’t!

    NEW STORIES

    THE LAST RESORT – my original webnovel premiered! First chapter went up yesterday! As a note, this used to be a webcomic, but after realizing there just… wasn’t enough time for it to be worked on as a webcomic, my fellow Last Resort team allowed me to just continue it as a web novel.

    EYES SO DARK – AU oneshot based on an friend’s alternate universe; RariTwi

    SCOOCHING AWAY FIVE INCHES – RariLestia oneshot!!

    LIGHTBRINGER – Demons and Desires sfw sequel – RariTwi

    UPDATES

    THE ENCHANTED CAROUSEL – updated twice! TWICE!   

    And that’s it for all of that!


    Now for the MONO UPDATE

    The update is that things are going… okay?

    First month of freelance was rough because of some personal shit happening, but I think it started out okay! 

    My biggest issues right now is keeping myself to a schedule, being more diligent with writing, and promoting myself because I’m super tight on income lmao It’s been a rough… transition? To have to promote my ko-fi and patreon and shit because it’s fighting years of, A) impostor syndrome and B) impostor syndrome re: money. 

    I feel like if I had known I was going to quit my job before I quit my job, I might have been more prepared and had more savings, but it is what it is. In retrospect, I could have quietly made the decision and held on a few more months, but I was so miserable and depressed that I think it would have been worse long term. 

    Speaking of which, now that I’ve been away from the job and recuperating, it has also led to… some difficult realizations. Not just in the sense of how worn down I’d become, but really coming to grips with how much my situation had honestly made me miserable and bitter and hard to deal with, at times. I had so little of me left that everything felt huge and I realize now how everything bad just felt… 1000x times worse when I was in such a state. 

    What else? I’ve been looking into new places to move to when my lease ends as right now it’s not sustainable to live where I’m at without the salary my old job gave me, but that’s not something I’ll have to worry about for a while. It’s just good to look into it in advance. 

    And that’s mostly it, really. Things are progressing one day at a time, and I don’t want to throw myself off a bridge anymore, which is good!

    I’d like also to shout out everyone who’s been reading on here and leaving comments! One of my goals is to get better at replying to them, but I really want to stress how much I appreciate the feedback, especially now that, well, this is my only job. Even if I may not reply as often as I want, I read every single one and am thankful for them.

    I also want to take this time to promo my Ko-fi! It has tiers you can join, and you’d get extra content before everyone else, and just in general help me continue being able to focus on writing! Every little bit helps. 

    Mwaaaa!

    Mono 

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    1. Eagle Eye
      Nov 12, 22 at 2:38 pm

      Love your work and so happy that your happy.

    2. CharonX
      Nov 12, 22 at 2:26 am

      Hi Moni,

      just woke up, so sorry if I’m not making much sense, but I wanted to say thanks for all the great stories and that I’m glad you’re feeling better.

      One thing before I forget: The kofi link in the blogpost seems broken, but the one at the top of your page works fine.

      1. @CharonXNov 12, 22 at 11:53 am

        aww thank you charon! i appreciate that a lot.

        and fixed the link! thank you for flagging it

        1. Yualendil
          @MonochromaticNov 19, 22 at 7:06 pm

          TWO TECs! SOOOO EXCITED!

    3. Dustin Lurie
      Nov 11, 22 at 10:31 pm

      So happy that you’re doing better. Your stories mean so much to me. Hope one day to even get a commission from you. Looking forward to more enchanted.

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    4. BloodMoon
      Nov 11, 22 at 5:31 pm

      Hey Mono! Como va todo? XD Me dijiste que pasara por acá y como no me quedaba tan lejos llegar aquí estoy :v Ahora ya en serio xD Sucks que hayas pasado por tanta shit en tu trabajo, pero me alegro de que andes mucho mejor, quería mandarte un abrazo porque literal siento que te lo mereces y decirte que eres una increíble escritora!!!, *panics a little* Chinga de su madre con la gente de tu ex trabajo B) Sigue siendo la mejor! Love and kisses

      P.D: pase literal 10min tratando de escribir esto XDD

      1. @BloodMoonNov 11, 22 at 5:39 pm

        holaaaaa!!!!!

        awww muchas gracias ;-; esta medio rudo tratar de ser freelance, pero es mucho mejor que querer morir diario lol

        y quiero que sepas que tu live-reading que Silver nos enseñaba FUE LO MÁXIMO JAJAJAJ especialmente xque Silver dijo que no tenías mucha experiencia con MLP así que que te hayan gustado significo mucho para mi y me ayudo a tomar más en serio mis chances de poder escribir freelance <3

        te mando muchisimos abrazos y espero ver más de tus comentarios en el futuro EHHHH?

        p.d. perdón por mi falta de acentos; nunca los aprendí viviendo en méxico casi toda mi vida y ahora menos viviendo en estados unidos LOL,,,,

        1. BloodMoon
          @MonochromaticNov 11, 22 at 6:03 pm

          ¿Algo que te haga evitar querer morir a diario es algo bueno por más difícil que sea, además no dicen que mientras mejor sea es más cuesta? xD JAJAJAJA penitap :3 no mentiré, tenía mis dudas en leerlo porque no sabía nada de MLP, pero siempre es bueno salirse de la zona de confort! ¡Además, le estoy demasiado agradecida a Silver por ense

          rmelo!!! ¡Lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO! Creo que eres una de las pocas escritoras que me ha hecho meterme tanto en una historia, lo cual hizo que olvidara por completo que no sabía nada de MLP xD

          ¡Ten por seguro que me tendrás fangirleando por aquí a menudo! Te deseo lo mejor de lo mejor y que todo vaya y siga yendo bien!

          P.D: llevo toda mi vida hablando español y créeme ni yo soy buena con los acentos LOL <3

    5. Anonymous Guest
      Nov 11, 22 at 4:10 pm

      kisses and hugs cuz you just deserve the world

      1. @Anonymous GuestNov 11, 22 at 5:40 pm

        mwaaa

    6. Zervon Tora
      Nov 11, 22 at 3:00 pm

      Enjoyed the ending to ‘Scooching Away Five Inches’ Rarilstia is a lot of fun.

      1. @Zervon ToraNov 11, 22 at 5:39 pm

        oh! thank you, zervon! i’m really glad you liked it c:

    7. ShadowLDrago
      Nov 11, 22 at 1:00 pm

      About Last Resort, is the comic going to be updated, or is it purely in webnovel form now? I’m unclear.

      1. @ShadowLDragoNov 11, 22 at 1:16 pm

        Hi Shadow!

        The comic can’t go on anymore as a comic due to time constraints from the artists, so it’s just going on as a web novel!