A Beating and a Bonding

The third and, from what I’ve been told, final story in a trilogy of commissions for the same person who wanted me to write “Back for More” and “An Old Friend” (they still wished to remain anonymous, but have allowed me to post this to my gallery). Like with the other two stories, I enjoyed writing this one quite a lot ^^

Characters © commissioner

Story © yours truly


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Adventure of an Intimate Kind

Another commission for my friend, Alan. This one is a sequel to the last story I wrote for him, “Trying Out Plan B”, and I had a lot of fun writing this between the subject material and where this raunchy adventure takes place.

Characters © talang43

Story © yours truly


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Commission Queue

Hey guys~

I’ve decided I will no longer be accepting commissions and will be going back to slots. Between getting things ready to move and a fairly inconsistent/crappy work schedule, it’s been hard for me to find time and energy to work on commissions and even my own writing projects.

I don’t know how many slots I’ll do at a time just yet, but I will list off which ones I’m currently working on in this journal and try to keep it updated when I can. You can also take a look at my Trello for these as well, which is linked to my profile page.

Once the current queue is completed, I’ll try to let you guys know what my plans are with taking commissions, along with a potential YCH story I’ve been wanting to try out.

Also, just want to say thank you to everyone who has commissioned me thus far and have donated to my Ko-fi; it’s been quite fun writing for you guys and seeing that you all appreciate my work! 🙂

Commission queue:
1. Alan Greymuzzle 2
2. Anonymous commission
3. RexOrchid 2 (needing to start draft)
4. Italianblackcat
5. Anonymous commission
6. Anonymous commission

TTFN
~Ricky

Ring of Redemption

Here’s a story I wrote a while back that was originally intended for submission in ROAR 9; unfortunately, I didn’t get in, even though the editor said she enjoyed reading this. After that, I put this one away for a while and thought about either submitting it to another anthology (and fit said anthology’s theme), post it online, self-publish this, or expand on it as far as I can and see where it goes. Personally, I felt this one was good as-is, story-wise, but I’ve been unable to find relevant anthologies due to life constraints; so, I decided to take a look at this one last time, clean it up, and post it to my galleries.

Also, this story is dedicated to two friends of mine: Natasha and Robert, both of whom are tigers (and love boxing). All three of us have dealt with too much shit in our lives and, to a degree, are still dealing with shit nowadays.

I hope you guys enjoy reading this as much as I did writing it!!!

Story and characters © yours truly

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and brands are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner.


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Letter to the Unknown

This has been a long time coming; ever since I initial wrote “Letter to the Unknown,” I’ve wanted to expand on it significantly. Again, like with the original, this one is quite a personal story to me. Will this go beyond the limits of a short story and expand into a novella or novel? Only time will tell. For now, though, I feel this is good where it’s at.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Story, Dennis, Zach, and any other characters featured in this story are © yours truly

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and brands are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner.


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Formatting Your Manuscript – 25 Lines Per Page

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by Jenny Hansen

When someone in my writing chapter asked me if I could “please, please, please write a blog about how to get 25 lines per page,” I responded “of course I will” even though I’d never done this setting in my life. I thought, I’ve been teaching Word since version 2.0, I can do a pesky Paragraph setting. Right?

Not so much.

I’ve been writing for nearly a decade and teaching computer classes for longer than that. Why had I never done this before, you ask? Mostly because I’m half blind. Times New Roman, for example, makes me crazy because when there is an “r” and an “n” next to each other, to me they look like an “m.” I secretly believe that if my manuscript is in an easy-to-read font like Arial or Tahoma, the editor (that poor soul who reads thousands of pages a week) will be more kindly disposed to buy…

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An Offer He Can’t Refuse

Commission for a fellow tiger. This will also be the last commission from me for a while; see this post for more info.

Marvol © marvol

Story © yours truly


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Commissions and life things

Hey guys~

I’m currently in the process of figuring out this whole moving thing, because I need to secure a place and be out of my current apartment by the end of August (which is when my lease is up). I also still have to sort through stuff, pack, figure out transport, and make sure my current apartment is clean for the next tenants (and so I don’t get charged from my security deposit). I’ve also had a lot on my mind with where I want to go to start my own life and establish some sort of permanence in my life for once. That’s the gist it, anyway.

With that said, I will more than likely hold off on commission work for a while; I’m currently working on one at the moment, but once I finish up that one, I’m going to need to focus on this moving thing for quite some time. There are numerous personal projects I’ve been meaning to work on as well, but even with those, I just don’t know if I’ll have enough time right now.

For anyone who’s already filled out the form, please send me a note, message via one of my IM methods, or an email if you wish to stay on the wait list or would like to be removed; situations like this is the reason why I don’t take payment up front well before I start on a commission.

I’ll probably still keep them open, but keep in mind: you will be waiting a while.

I sincerely apologize for all of this; my life’s been a mess lately and I need to focus on what’s important.

TTFN
~Ricky

Deciding to open up commissions


Hey Guys~

Yeah I still have one left in the queue, but I would like to try and keep somewhat of a steady flow of commissions rather than opening/closing them at the most random times (at least that’s how I feel I’m doing it, anyway).

So, as of right now, I’ve decided to leave them open, more than likely, indefinitely. Keep in mind, this time around, you are required to fill out a form after reading my guidelines. I’m hoping this makes things easier for both of us and speed up the process somewhat. I have also increased my max word count to 10K words and removed an item on my Won’t Write list. Aside from that, the process is pretty much the same.

I also might keep posting stories to one or two sites, rather than every single one I’m on, but use the others for advertising/communication; not sure on that one yet.

TTFN
~Ricky

Slight changes to Guidelines

Hey guys~

Come next round of commissions, I’ve tweaked my TOS/Guidelines somewhat and will be taking commissions a little differently (some of this will also apply to trades and requests).

Changes to all:
– Maximum word count I’m willing to write has increased to 10,000. After writing a few of my own stories that are around this length or higher, I’m more comfortable taking commissions of this length.
– “Watersports” has been removed from the Won’t Write list. Let’s just say…it’s a fetish I recently got into and want to explore myself…don’t judge me >.>

Changes to Commissions:
– There will be a form you must fill out if you wish to commission me! I will link that on my profile page as well as the very bottom of my guidelines page.
– Now that I will be doing this, I’m thinking of waiting until all slots are filled up before starting on commissions. However, I understand they may take a while to fill, so I might still do first-come-first-serve (after approving your commission request, of course).

Also, each time you donate to my ko-fi, you automatically get a one-time discount on a commission based on how much you donated!

Anyway, I think that’s about it for now. I do hope to get started on my last commission for this round, plus I’m working on a story featuring my horse and my cheetah characters; it will also be an expansion of my story “Letter to the Unknown.” I don’t know if I’ll just post that on here when I finish or try to get it published, but we’ll see!

TTFN
~Ricky