Happy New Year! Last bit of upkeep from 2017 and announcements!

Okay, so, before I get into word vomiting, here is the final picture I hadn’t posted here, the November Pin-up. I wrote a whole thing on it on Patreon so just click the image if you want the spiel that went along with why Cell-celia is cooking a turkey.

Okay, onto talking too much! First, as a reminder, the planned schedule each month this year will go like this:

  • 1st Wednesday of the month: Post pin-up image
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month: Post poll for future pin-up images
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month: Post canon image
  • 4th Wednesday of the month:Post Villain-in-Distress

Now, this is a good schedule that I am planning to stick to…. thooooooough we will definitely miss posting tomorrow *dodges tomoatos* BUT BUT BUT it’s only because the artist in question has been delayed by End of the Year stuff. This won’t be a regular thing. Ask Stephanie, we have a schedule for all this. I’m sticking to this. I promise.

Now, onto how the year ended for me. The plan had been to post at least two more Villain-in-Distress issues before the turn of the new year but something unfortunate happened at work. And by unfortunate I mean our estimated workload of the end of the year went 30% above forecasts. I’d like to complain about their crappy predicting but, if I’m honest, it wasn’t really their fault. A couple of things conspired to make forecasting impossible and the end of the year is a crazy time in my business anyway as everyone tries to get things in before the clock turns midnight on Dec 31.

Long and short of it was, the last two weeks of the year I worked a total of 111 hours… yeah. On the plus side, I do get overtime pay so I actually am now well ahead of my finances than I normally would be at this point. I actully have a real emergency fund! Downside was I got home every day drained and didn’t get any writing done. Regardless I am almost done with ViD: Issue 7 (thus ahead of schedule for this year!).

With the new organized schedule you may ask about MGP but those chapters are labors of love and the chapters will be done as soon as or as late as they need to be. The issue just can’t be “Taralynn isn’t writing.” Chapter 48 was a success in my opinion (though I feel a lot of people may have missed it during the holidays) so if you have not read it yet, go in and check it out.

One last thing, I finally got around to making Issues 1, 2, & 3 of Villain-in-Distress open to the public. Right now the plan is still 6 months after posting the Issue they will go public instead of $2 patreon exclusive but depending how ordering my life goes that may get shorter. We’ll see. No promises.

Wish you all best of luck on keeping your New Years resolutions!
Taralynn

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