Posted December 31, 2023 at 10:00 am

Okay but seriously, whatever happens is going to be a heckin' strong start to the rest of the year!

I can't wait to talk about this book I'm working on!!! Unfortunately it's demanding SO MUCH of my attention, energy, and time, that I must focus on it entirely to meet my deadline in April/May 2024. I want to emphasize my deepest gratitude to everyone who has been supporting me on Patreon during the past year; I didn't take this book job for the paycheck (for context, I made in three months doing storyboards the same amount that I have in ~9+ months working on this book), so the Patreon support has meant that I have been able to literally keep the lights on.

I will be making an additional Patreon Post about my Experiences (TLDR: I have the goods! I can do the drawing! But can I do the communication/email writing?? How do communicate IRL capabilities AND respect the experiences/feedback of the client(s)?), so stay tuned for that...!

FULL TIME JOB STUFF ASIDE, you can at least be assured that Deer God is A Friend(TM) with Thistle's best interests in mind! He/They, just like the rest of us, doesn't/don't know the right words to use sometimes. Speaking of which, I'm about to get really earnest!

I don't know what to say other than I am... still just one person doing my best to communicate with you, while also working as hard as possible. I am so excited about what I am working on, I am so excited about where DotL is headed next, and I am so excited to see the next steps of my career in 2024!! It feels like I've been pretty silent at you guys, but it's only because my mouth has tape over it! Everyone who puts their eyes on my work, tells someone else about it, has bought digital copies of anything I've made, or supported me on Patreon... I don't know what I would do without you. I think about you every single heckin' day. I'm able to keep working on what I'm doing because of you. Thank you thank you!!

I hope you had a WONDERFUL holiday season, and that you have a WONDERFUL new year, no matter what that looks like! For me, it will be with a big glass of my favorite beverage, and playing my current favorite video game (my brother got me a boatload of Ace Attorney games!!).

I would not be here without you. Thank you.

Happy New Year!