The nature of my commissions
At a later point, some time next week I will share my opinions about commissions in Rival's blog post, but I felt it important, to share some insights into the process. I'm human like everyone else which makes me impervious to certain things. For starters, I'm battling a chronic lower back injury that somewhat limits my ability to share time on my passion that is writing, so I'm not the type of author who can just easily churn out a ton of content, even though I wish I could.
There's also an issue with time zones (obviously) and a bad affinity with weather (it's almost 100 Fahrenheit here that jumped suddenly from 65-70). That being said, my time's spliot between writing and real life, where the latter always has to win out, and I like to inform people about this in advance.
I'm also "anal" for "pesky details" like the Berne Convention. Unlike my peers, I don't ask those who commissioned me to let me publish their stories, for one simpler reason: what I'm trying to do is learn a lot about what draws a person to this, what and how they like about it, so that their voice comes through as if they had written it. To that end, I like to discuss details to its core, and adjust delivery accordingly.
I was interested to look up the Berne Convention, and found the following summary for those of you who are wondering about it:
I'm fully aware that in such a community where most reserve their attraction to private consumption, I paint myself in a corner, but on the other hand I feel whoever commissions me is entitled to own it privately.
Having said that, whenever possible, I still should post some shorter stories so people can see these creations 😉 Personally I'd be content with 5 1k length stories a month, or 2 5k stories to sustain the tools needed to keep me available to create for others and myself.