Some things…

Hey guys…It’s been a while…

First of all, you may have noticed I recently uploaded a story commission; this means I’m now finished with what commissions I had left in queue. However, I don’t think I’ll open up for commissions again anytime soon, for a few reasons:

– I want to start writing stories for myself and work on older ones that have been on the backburner for too long.
– I need to work on my personal life as much as I can to where I can feel fully content with my current situation. It’s much better than where I was at a year ago, but there is some areas that need improvement.
– I want to start reading more; this can range from stories I find online or others share with me, or from the number of books I own that have been sitting on my shelf as decoration.
– I may start writing stories for free/PWYW via ko-fi, mainly in terms of a YCH, regardless if others’ character(s) play a major or minor role in the story. I may keep this limited to friends, though, and I’m not considering these as requests.
– I did have an actual YCH story idea in mind, but I may just scrap it or rework it and write it as a personal story. Might have this one include other people’s characters, if they are willing to allow me to use them.
– I might just close requests and trades/collabs for now; again, I want to write for myself.

A lot of this I should have done when I first joined the fandom, rather than take on commissions as soon as I had an identity established. But, I guess better late than never, eh?

Will I get published, who knows? Will I decide to self-pub later down the line? Maybe. But the first step I need to do is write, and write, and write.

As a side note: I no longer RP. Please don’t ask or I will ignore you. I no longer have the desire to do so, nor do I have the time anyway anymore.

~Ricky

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Brawl in the Pridelands

A heated fight between two buff kitties I’m sure many of us are familiar with. I was a tad hesitant to take this on, but I later found this to be a fun story to work on.

For vasquez1986 on FA

Story © yours truly

The Lion King & The Jungle Book & associated characters/locations are © Walt Disney Pictures


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Jumping Through Hoops

Another commission for Rex Orchid. Dude got himself into some transformation shenanigans again, this time while trying to find decent work.

Rex © rexorchid

Story © yours truly


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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

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

Writers In The Storm Blog

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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