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February Updates!

Hey Raga-rootlings!

Coming at yeah all with some news once more! Things have been crazy since I’ve been packing the apartment up to get ready to move at the end of March! I figured with how schooling, writing and overall life has been, I wanted to get a head start and make sure it didn’t interrupt the flow of things! Other than that, there are a few things I want to share with you all!

  1. Aside from the moving, I have been busy with drawing and bio content for my Patreon! If you want to see more behind the scenes or illustrations for Beauty and the Nerd, Darkness Succumbs and eventually for the new ongoing series I’ve been working on Codexing Against Blood, you can see it all on there with 1st Tier!

  2. Alongside all the artsy stuff, I have posted a short 18+ story which is also Patreon exclusive. I’ve decided that anything that is NSFW will be posted behind my Patreon tiers which you can checkout anytime! I also will notify my discord users when those are posted so you can keep in the loop. Guests can still join too if you want to join and still hang out and chat along!

  3. Starting April 1st (No, this isn't a prank. I promise!) I will be releasing chapters for Darkness Succumbs on my Patreon as well. I had been flipping a little between if I should or not, and in the end, I decided that I want to share the first 3 chapters to get people interested and see what it’s all about. I will have more information about it when we get closer to the date, so let's get this book hyped!

  4. And finally, with the last update, I am planning on pausing for a short term after posting BatN chapter 7. This will be posted on March 26, Friday at 10 am which is the usual posting time I have been doing. With Finals being in April, I decided that I would focus on studying and after I will announce a schedule for the next chapter postings.

These are the current updates I have for you all, so hopefully you can support me while I release more content on Patreon. My goal is to continue to write and draw as a full-time creator so every Patreon sub, donation, or tip helps. I still will continue to post Safe for work stories and shorts for everyone to enjoy as well.

Now with all that out of the way, I did say I was going to try and share my Artist Way experiences once a week. This has been more of a challenge than I anticipated. The first couple of weeks, I had struggled to get Week one and two even started, so I did a repeat of Week two with a checklist which I posted on Twitter a while ago. This helped with wonders as I managed to allocate my time between quizzes, writing, and drawing. I felt like a badass boss as I marked off checklists and completed tasks!

Sadly I did end up coming into a bit of a rut. Being met with some of the week’s tasks has been really tough. They are things like: What was your bedroom like as a child, what are your rotten habits, list 5 childhood accomplishments, etc. Really being honest with myself while writing has been the hardest struggle. Like, think back about when the last time you ever wrote a journal, diary, or even a letter to yourself? Now think about how much fluff you tend to write instead of really deep thoughts and feelings. This part right there is where I get caught up. I write fiction, not reality, and when writing with pen and paper to myself I don’t even know what I want to say. Then there is the Artist Date. OH BOY, I am not a fun date! I don’t even know what I want to do when I leave the house, never mind trying to hang out alone!

Although I am sharing this, It’s not that I despise myself or think I am dull. I am just used to making people smile and laugh, and when it’s just me laughing alone like a maniac, it’s a little concerning for everyone else around me. Plus a huge factor to all this as well has been covid. At least where I am right now, we are still under strict lockdown rules so going out and doing things can be limited. Things I like to do are at home, like reading and puzzles or playing games. Yet, when you are supposed to treat yourself and you do all these things every day anyways while you wait for the world to stop being contagious, how do you follow this?

Now, some positive things that have come from writing and doing these weekly tasks have been the ideas and story prompts I have come up with. I am pretty excited for when I am able to share them without swamping you with story after story, plus I need something to space out my month anyways. I have always been known as a person who shits unicorns and rainbows and am a very positive person, so turning around the deep stuff to lighter stuff has been easy for me. Being creative while doing it has given me so much content that I am ecstatic. So even though writing to myself has been touch and go, the healing and inspiration has undoubtedly been overflowing.

This all of course could change as I move from Week 3 to Week 4, and I already know and dread the next coming part of No reading for a week. This scares me the most. I read ALL the time. For school, manga’s, my own stories, chats on discord, texts, you name it! I read! It’s what I do! So when it comes to no reading week, what the hell am I going to do? Maybe walk more or listen to music, yeah sure. Maybe I can sneak around this and get people to read for me in Voice chats. I am sure with the things I already do with my friends, it wouldn’t be a surprise the weird and strange antics I am up to. When I get more detailed into that chapter, I am sure I will have lots to share as well as you all get to journey alongside my struggles.

Welp, that is all I have to report. I know this is a little longer than the last few updates, so if you made it this far, thank you! I did forget to mention that I also have been doing the weekly updates on Wed for Artist way, and when I’m not swamped with life I will aim to post updates and Artist way separate. Thank you all once again for all the support and love you show. I will see you all next week!

Turan Turnip

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