It’s pretty obvious that I’ve been incredibly inactive over the past several months. Occasionally I’ve briefly hand-waved as to why, saying that “as soon as I finish these commissions, I’ll be back in action”. I’m not usually forthcoming about my issues and anxieties, but given that I’ve been saying this for months now, I figure I should actually open up and elaborate rather than just not saying anything as usual.
A bunch of months ago, just before I got my new job, I briefly opened up commissions. As I said at the time, it was a tentative experiment - I wasn’t sure how good I’d be at handling it, but I wanted to try it out (plus I needed the money). I got rushed with several commissions, all of which I accepted. I actually completed a bunch pretty quickly, though others were clearly going to take a lot of extra time, effort, and learning to get right (case in point: there’s a funky chiptune one I’m still working on, but I’ve needed to do a lot of studying and experimenting to learn how to pull it off successfully).