I swear, pony commissions are making me anxious and giving me headaches now. I get anxiety every time I have to check my emails or notes. Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with people asking me for status updates about their orders since they do take a while to complete. But lately people have taken to harassing me and even threatening me to complete their orders. So of course I try to finish their's quickly and what do they do when they receive it? They pick it apart to pieces and complain.
Honestly all the joy of making ponies is gone. I'm trying to complete all the ones I have in a timely manner. But most of my time is spent trying to manage mass amounts of emails regarding questions, quotes, and status updates. I try to give myself days off from answering emails to focus on the orders. But then people argue that since I am not updating them on their order, I must not be working on it at all. -.- If I could, I would refund everyone's money and cancel all the orders, but that money goes to paying for living and school expenses so I'm obligated.
I'm very grateful to those who commissioned me and have not bugged me once. It puts me in a good mood when I'm completeing their orders. I'd just like everyone to know that while making commissions takes time, you WILL receive your order! I have no intention of taking your money and running off. I just wouldn't feel right.
I'll still work hard to finish the orders I have now. We'll see how I feel in a month or two. Maybe I won't take any more commissions for them? Maybe I'll stop making them for a period of time? Maybe I'll seriously limit them? Who knows. Sorry. I usually don't like rant journals, but this was just something I had to get off my chest.