After taking it somewhat easier for the last few days, the persistent twitch in my eye seems to have finally faded for the most part. It still twinges every so often, but it’s not the constant that it was a few days ago. So I think I’ll be able to get back to the full swing of my work at this point.
*Please note that the days listed as planned are subject to change, depending on what else is going on in my life at any given time. I may have to skip a few days here and there, or rearrange what I do on what days. The plan as described is “for the most part” and what I’d ideally like to stick to if at all possible.
General Work Status
As a reminder, I’m currently set up with my main rig at a friend’s place to make use of her internet connection, because internet at home is severely limited/almost non-existent (EDIT: to remind/inform new people that I live rurally, and proper internet is apparently only for people in densely populated areas :T ). This means I’m back and forth every day, sharing the car with my boyfriend and working around his work schedule as well. I will not always have access to my files or work. When I find myself at home for an extended amount of time, I’m making use of my netbook to at least work on sketches for commissions when I’m able to. So there will likely be a lot of “in progress” commissions as a result.
New Streaming Commissions
On every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, I’ll be open for streaming “quickies” in the evenings, into the night and perhaps wee hours of the morning. These are commission styles that I can start and finish in the same sitting, taking no more than 3 hours at the most.
You can find the offered varieties here: www.curiodraco.net/comms.html
Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, I’ll be working on my other existing queued commissions, including fitting in backlogged commissions where I can.
Mondays are reserved for getting anything else done relevant to maintaining adult life. Whatever chores or errands have accumulated during the week will be mostly dealt with on Mondays. Business communications may be delayed or nonexistent on this day, to resume when I return to work the following day.
I’ve mentioned this in another update, but it bears repeating.
I’m rearranging the order in which I’m completing the backlog queue, starting with clearing out the quicker ones first.
Copypasta from the first mention of it:
This will both move my backlog work load more quickly, and help me feel less overwhelmed by the sheer numbers listed on it in the long run. I’ll feel more capable of actually clearing it out, which is a huge deal for me.
I figure it’s already been so long waiting for me to have more time to work through them, that mixing up the order of the list won’t make a huge difference in terms of wait times. If anything, doing it this way will speed up my ability to get through them.
Psychologically speaking, if it helps me feel less stressed out about how much I still have left to finish on there, it’s worth trying. And so far doing it this way, I’ve been able to knock out more backlogged commissions in this way than I have in a long time. So I’m gonna go with it!
Computer is set up away from home to use the internet, travelling back and forth, car sharing, and doing the best I can to get work done both away and at home.
Streaming commissions will be on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Work on queued commissions will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Scheduled days are subject to change, but for the most part will be what I aim for.
Backlog is being worked through with the smaller ones first to clear it out faster and keep it easier on me for stress levels.