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!
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
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.