Commissions? More Than Likely! · 10:30am
So, it's been a while since I've blogged anything. There's a myriad of reasons, ranging from work and wonky night shifts, to a few new irl friends, to Overwatch/FF14, to buying my first house that I'm now all settled into. But really, that'd only be a half truth.
You see, my magnum opus-to-be Into the Dark is complete and simply awaiting finishing touches and editing before post, but it's been that way for a while now. For the life of me, I just can't bring myself to work on it, despite how much I love the story and want to share it with all of you--because finishing the story would mean seeing it come to an end, and quite frankly, I can't see anything beyond it.
All of my stories are written. All the things I've wanted to say I have. I have no more words of my own that fill me with a passion worth putting to paper. It's a prospect that leaves me utterly petrified to consider, being done with this site.
I don’t want to be done… I love this site--all it's wonders, all you people that have come to love my words, and yes even the drama and weird shit that ends up in the feature box that all I can do is shake my head, sigh, and wonder why the hell people actually read that shit. I've put too much of myself into this community to simply pack up and walk out. I can't do it. This place, all of you, means too much to me.
But like I've said, I have no more words of my own. I don’t know what to write. But I think there might be something I can still do yet to keep that fire burning.
First, I've started doodling for that One Full Day poem illustration. I know, finally, right? I suck major horsecock at drawing, but every sketch is another closer to decent work.
Second, I've been flirting with the idea of writing commissions.
I've no need for money, as I'm blessed with a steady and stable well-paying job, and I have no intention of changing that now. But perhaps we could do a little good with this arrangement: I'll follow the precedent recently set by Cynewulf and say 5$/1000 words of prose (poetry I'm also willing to do, but prices will be decided case by case). You pay part up front, I start writing. When I'm almost done, we finish the transaction and I complete the story. All proceeds will be donated to the Hasbro Children's Hospital. It's only fitting.
Fir how we'll go about writing this, you give me the characters, genre, a synopsis, and we'll shoot ideas back and forth until we reach a consensus on the happenings of the fic.
As standard fare, I reserve the right to cancel and refund any story that gets away from me, to reject any story idea that I don’t like, etc., to post the story on my account with idea credit to the commissioner, and any other legal shenanigans that comes with this shtick. Don’t forget, I write at my own pace, and I hope my writing this far has shown that it's worth the wait.
I'll open three commission slots for now and keep that updated as we go. As preferences go, I tend to write Dark/Tragedy/Comedy, so those are more likely to get my pick among the litter; and while it has no bearing on what ill write, Luna is my favorite character.
As always, Onward and Upward!