Apologies for delay with commissions

Hey guys,

Figured I’d give you guys a bit of an update, mainly for those two still waiting on commissions.

Overall, I’ve been very busy. Between my “final” semester of college, trying to maintain some exercise routine, dealing with family stuff, and trying to maintain some sort of social life…I feel like I have little room to breath. Obviously that leaves me with little time to write; at this point, I’m taking any chance I can get. Continue reading

An Old Friend

One of three commissions completed, and boy did I enjoy writing this one.

It’s a sequel to “Back for More” and features the same two characters from that story plus a new one. The commissioner wished to remain anonymous, but allowed me to post this to my gallery. Hope you all enjoy!

(I may mark this as “Adult” instead after uploading. It’s not explicitly sexual, but you’ll find out why towards the end.)

Characters © commissioner

Story © yours truly

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Commissions Reminder & Status Update + General Life Update

Hey Guys~

As I’ve mentioned in this post I wouldn’t start on commissions until all the slots are filled or if they take too long to fill. It’s been over a week already since my first slot’s been claimed, so I may begin working on them soon.

With that said, I will start working on one or both of them starting tomorrow evening or Saturday. However, with Christmas just around the corner and New Year’s on deck, I don’t know how much I’ll get done. I still have one week left at work, and then I’ll have a couple weeks free until I go back to college.

As for my submission to Roar 8, I have no clue if I’ll get that done by the deadline by this point (Feb. 1st). I’ll still work on that as well as much as I can; it sort of involves another story of mine that I would like to finish.

I do admit, I’ve been slacking quite a bit on my writing habits lately. I’ve slipped out of trying to write every day (or most days when I can) and have only managed to write on the weekends, if I don’t have anything going on. Also, with the snow we’ve gotten the past couple weeks here, I’ve been a little weary about driving someplace else to go write. It’s hard for me to write at home (dare I say impossible), and I’d have to go in the next city over just to find a place that’s open late enough for me to write. There’s nowhere I can go in my small town anymore where I can go write. Hopefully this won’t become as much of a problem when I go back to school and start living with my boyfriend; I feel more at home there.

In other news, I recently joined the ranks of the Anthro Wrestling Federation (AWF) over on FA. No, you’re not going to see this tiger get in any bouts; that’s what I have Jamie for, haha. In any case, they are a wrestling RP group that, from what it sounds like, is on it’s third revival right now. I’ve only RPed once a while back (nothing fighting related) and I usually don’t RP in general. I also know little about wrestling and merely the basics. Thankfully Yarred, Ryl, Zander, Zeal, and Jeb have given me some great tips despite my uncertainty. And after chatting a bit in the group chat, both in character and out of character, I think I’m gonna like this group of guys ^^

Finally, a reminder that there is ONE SLOT LEFT FOR COMMISSIONS!!!!! Requests and trades are still open as well. There are subpages under the “About Commissions, Requests, and Trades” tab with more info on those.

~TTFN

Bear in a Box

This was originally supposed to be for the Iron Pen competition for FM 2016, but I was a tad late on finishing this before the deadline. Still, I decided to finish it up and quickly go over it so I can share it with you guys.

Yes, this was a challenge. It had to be 1,000 words or less (this clocks in at 928), feature a character that’s a native species to Minnesota or feature the theme of migration, and include the “secret ingredient” in a prominent way. The “secret ingredient” was called: My secret origin. Even though the contest is long over by now, I still tried to keep to the guidelines for my own benefit.

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When a story is “finished” and should stay as such

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I’ve hit a bit of a block with my progress on my submission to Roar 8, and this isn’t the first time I encountered this: I should have left “Runaways” well enough alone. I also have an incomplete story, “The Colony of Bats,” I wrote for a class a few semesters ago. I tried combining these two stories into one in the hopes of producing something new and worthwhile. However, in a weird way, I feel like I’m writing fanfic of my own fiction. I’m taking what’s already a good story and altering it to complete another original work. The reason I’m feeling this way is because I wasn’t producing something original for this anthology; I was rehashing older material.

Also, regarding “The Colony of Bats,” there was just too much world-building I still needed to do, primarily an unknown culture. That’s quite a lot of work I’d need to do in such a short amount of time. When I initially wrote this story, I barely had anything established for this culture, and I still don’t.

With that said, I guess it’s back to the drawing board. Right now, I’m thinking of expanding on a short writing exercise I did only about a month ago. It’s new, it’s fresh, it could still fit the theme “paradise,” and I think I can make it sound interesting. As for “Runaways” and “The Colony of Bats,” I’ll leave them where they are and put what I’ve already written in my scraps folder.

Honestly, even if I get rejected, I would still be happy; if anything, this is a learning experience. It would still be cool if I got published though, but I’ll let the editor be the judge of that.

COMMISSIONS OPEN (TAKING 1 LAST SLOT) + REQUESTS & TRADES

Copy/pasted from my journal announcement on FurAffinity, SoFurry, and Weasyl with some slight tweaking for the blog.


I have decided to open up commissions again. They were fun to do and I would love to write for you guys again.

Also, I’ve decided to open up requests and trades. I finally got around to writing up guidelines for those. All the info can be found under the “About Commissions, Requests, and Trades” menu.

For commissions, I will be taking ONE LAST slot.

First off, this won’t necessarily be a first come, first serve. I will go over your commission request with you via private messages/notes and if I’m willing to do it, you get a slot. However, this depends on how many message me wanting a commission, so it may end up being a first come, first serve if I don’t get a lot of commission requests.

Secondly, I won’t start the commission process until all slots are filled. In the case of slots taking too long to fill up (they don’t fill up by the end of this year), I may go ahead and start on them.

Finally, I do not want due dates. I’ve had this happen to me a couple times already and it got too stressful for me, plus I felt horrible finishing a commission long after the customer requested a completion date. I strive to complete a commission within a month of approval, two months maximum. Writing takes time to do well, and life likes to get in the way…a lot. But I push through and find or make the time to write. On that note, I try to give customers progress updates as much as I can, even if there’s not much progress. This is purely an assurance for you so you’re not waiting months upon months for a commission.

Please don’t hesitate to send a message my way if you have any questions!