It was more or less two months that slid by my face without me realizing. I managed to burn myself out once again, though I’m not entirely sure how this time. I’d like to know, so that I can avoid doing things like this in the future, but I guess that’s not happening. In light of said burnout, I’m putting the “on vacation” sign up on my illustration commissions right now. I need to do some work for me, and while I will be finishing the two commissions that I have right now, I’m not sure when the service will come back. It might be a few months. It might not come back until I’m done with my degree. I dunno. Mainly I need to work on my own work/life balance, which sounds really weird coming from someone who works from home, but it’s true. A wise dude once told me, “When you work for yourself, the boss is a jerk.”
In other news, I have a better place for my “About the Worlds” stuff! Just to keep it all organized and have a place that people can look if they start to read Revenant or one of the others and go, “WTF is a Gaoan?” Or if somehow I find that one reader who’s like me and wants to know all the things about a universe that they become invested in. I mean, I’m that way about my own books, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing in this world, but I want someone else to be, too.
But! I now have a link up in the “The Five Realms” section of the menu that leads to Omnia on WorldAnvil. I’ve been slowly chipping away at it, adding information as I feel the urge to write about it, writing what I do know about the world. I may end up doing the same with my D&D/Pathfinder campaign setting, in case I want to run a game over Skype or have players who want to join in and don’t have a clue what the world is about. Formerly, this world was called Sundamysia, but I think I like Nombrios better. I’ll come up with something, probably.
In other news, Skyrim news, We’ve almost completed phase one of what I’m starting to call either The Boundless Saga or The Dawnbreakers’ Guild. I’m thinking it may end up being the latter because “Dawnbreaker” is a pretty obvious tie-in to Skyrim, which this series otherwise doesn’t have. We’re coming up on the end of Chapter 2 of Honorless, and afterward we’ll be heading into Chapter 3 of Intonation, which I honestly didn’t think I would be able to pull off, but here we are! For those who don’t know what I’m doing with Skyrim right at the moment, I’m basically telling a “getting the party together” story within the world of Tamriel. Sometimes this means playing quests, sometimes it means doing some narrative finagling, but all of the episodes (except the first episode of Intonation) are in-character roleplay, basically as though the character we follow for each chapter is the first-person narrator. So far we’ve had two crossover events, but things will start to spiral together as it goes. Because my biggest audience now lives on YouTube (barely surpassed by the one on DeviantArt) that’s what I’ve been putting most of my effort into, lately.
That’s all for this month/two months! Be back in June, probably. Until then, have a good one!