Hey everyone. It's been a while since I did a plain, simple journal update, so I decided to do one now.
First off, the contest is half-way to its end time and so far... I only received one picture for it, and it is from my moderator, XxsargentwardxX. This makes me think that the contest is probably not going to work. Also, it makes me think that the group - Medierth - is currently NOT fulfilling its first goal, which is to get people to read my novel series.
Second, with my current poll about doing an audio version of the series, this was thrown as an idea by XxsargentwardxX when I spoke about how poorly things were going. To those who answered that you would volunteer, I would like to know your Deviant IDs. That idea is on the heater for now, as I have no idea how to make it work.
Third, I am still looking for work, and am spending my off-moments playing games on PS3 (Journey: Collector's Edition, Dark Souls II, Tales of Graces F, Atelier Shallie). I know I should spend time writing (especially 'The Barefoot Empress', which is only in its earlier chapters), but I'm having trouble feeling motivated to do so.
Fourth, the reason why I chose May 16th for the end of the contest is because that day is my birthday... and also the last day of my Premium membership. So far, I used that membership to make Polls mostly, which helped me know who was interested in my works, and what to do to get people going... yet, it seems like the most success I have is with very old, process-oriented pictures, or with pictures that I asked as commissions... Also, when I tried a Donation Pool, I barely got anything, so I closed it and gave away what few points I had.
Fifth, given that I am out-of-work, if people want to request me something, I will only do so if it's a trade, or if you are willing to pay for it.
I think that covers it.