Long time no see, Boppers!
I know most of you don’t know this about me, as you are usually here just to get off and go about your day, but before I got deep into this writing shit, I was married.
Who was I married to? Not important, to be honest, but it was a woman who split a house with me when we first got hooked. During the pandemic, we ended up going through a very nasty split, which forced me to move two hours down the road into a new city.
That house and my divorce have been wearing down on me this entire year. It has been so draining to go through the process of splitting everything you ever bought. UGH. It’s been worse than pulling teeth. But I am happy to report that all of this bullshit is done, and I now have more money in my account after selling that godforsaken house.
Not just that, but this past summer I took upon a huge commission that netted me some decent coin. Not enough to retire off, but enough to hold me over for a few months. That along with the house has afforded me to quit my job. I fucking hated that place. I won’t say where it was, but people who really know me know where it was, and they know how mind-numbing it was at times. I needed out and bad.
So what is the plan? Fuck if I know. I do know that it involves this website and my writing. I know I have been a ghost in these parts, but I also know that coming back here has been at the back of my mind the entire ordeal of getting away from my past. I feel like I know what butterflies go through. You have to gorge and crawl for what seems like forever before you can finally rest and emerge from your cocoon. That’s what I just endured.
I hope anyone who feels torn by the decision of leaving your soul-sucking job sees what I did and is able to find their own way out. Your health is more important than anything else in the world. That’s all you have in this world. I understand times are hard and that making changes is tough as well, but don’t sell yourself short.
I have finally finished the endless draft of Cuckcake Next Door 2. That had been sitting in my Google Docs for ages. I am happy to finally have it out of my system and the stories I have on tap are great ones. I plan on using this month to get back into shape. That means stories on here, as well as Vocal, and on the marketplaces.
It’s very strange to be on the precipice of making a living from writing. I was glad to be able to support myself with commissions for as long as I had, but I really would love to test out if I could make some money from stuff that isn’t custom-made for other people. That is the goal for the next six months or so, and I hope you join me on that journey.
Keep your eyes peeled for more Patreon content as well as stories you can read right here on my site or subreddit. Take care!
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