I know, I know, I’m late. It has been a busy and stressful month.
For starters, go check out Clipart Critters, this image is one of many by Brad McDevitt, our main resident stock art provider.
If you want to get a SUPER bargain and a ‘start up package’ for your publishing business we offer a 400 IMAGE BUNDLE for a mere $200.
If you’d like to share a storefront to sell stock art, do get in touch.
Speaking of art, we’re still running the Zelart scholarship fund, this year the money is going into making the project sustainable in the future, directly commissioning artists to produce material to sell to support it in the future. We’re still short about $140 of the target so, hey, if everyone reading this could lob in $5 we’d be sorted. Come on, it’s Christmas.
The other things you can do to help, besides sharing the link, if you’re an artist is to donate a piece of art to be sold as stock art to support the project. You’ll get ‘exposure’ (worthless, I know) but you’ll also be helping out a new generation of genre artists.
The reason I’m late is that I have, basically, been depressed, fatigued and unproductive for the last few months and reviewing that I have accomplished basically fuck and all in that time is depressing. I have applied for assistance (after ten years of illness) and had my interviews and assessments at the beginning of this month and the end of last month.
That was also exhausting and horrible.
If I get approved that will take away some of the financial pressure and one of the last major ‘background’ stress areas of my life and hopefully allow for a new period of recovery.
I’m trying to think of small things I can do to retain and interest my audience on various platforms, but all I really have the energy and enthusiasm for at the moment is the Youtube channel.
For gaming and story enthusiasts I’m currently running a poll-determined ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ game there, based on my Machinations of the Space Princess game and universe. So check that out every Friday.
Because I’m so late, and because it’s Christmas. Have some free sexbots!
Patreon supporters get more discounted stuff and easy access to me to ask me stuff and to make suggestions.
Now, I appreciate that Patreon’s recent changes regarding charges etc have put people off, so I’m now also on MakerSupport, but cannot – currently – offer anyone using that to support creators anything special. You can also donate to keep my going via Paypal.
At the moment this support should be considered support mostly for my Youtube channel but I’m going to try and ease back into work after Christmas and see how things go.
When I’m fit and well again – fingers crossed – or at least well enough to get something done, I plan to primarily get back on the regular Gor releases. After that I hope to crowdfund a major dark-fantasy project at some point in the late spring or early summer. An adventure-filled necropolis and set of alternative rules for 5e D&D.
I’m also considering a company rebrand (new logo and style) so may be looking for people to commission for that.
Otherwise things are too up in the air to predict.
I do want my Youtube channel to better serve my writing and gaming audience, so let me know what you want to see. More book walk-throughs? Streamed gaming sessions? Discussions? Tutorials on indy game publishing and game design? Tips and tricks? Art direction? Player and GM tips?
Let me know.