Seeing how November is just about one month away I thought that now would be a good time to give all of you who have been keeping up with Bottled Prince a head’s up on the future plans of the story.
As of now my contract with Mangamagazine.net will be ending on November 11th, 2012. I signed on with them I believe about two months after they first went live which was back in 2010, of course I might have the time wrong but I’m going off of past emails ^^; but anyways I’ve been updating Bottled Prince, sometimes 15+ pages, just about every month, with the exception of a few times when I had to take a small break to build up the buffer or fix the story up a little more, and now after 2 long years my contract is coming to a end for that site.
I’m still waiting to here back from them on a few things that I don’t think I can disclose right now but with the advice from my husband, who really wants to read the ending to the story, if I do end up removing it from Mangamagazine.net I will transfer the story on to my site and give the story it’s own personal page when I finally get the new layout finished.
I’m still thinking things over on whether I will keep the comic on the site or not and whether I will start a new comic series. So with that said the chapter that I upload today and the one in October will be the last chapter updates for Bottled Prince on Mangamagazine.net Afterwards I do plan on finishing the story but I’ll announce further details about that once I finish talking and thinking things over with the higher up’s.
I’ve realized that I really enjoy having my own personal website and nurturing it and watching it grow as people stumble upon it. I’m really debating on whether I should really bother with uploading my comic on different comic hosting sites when I already have my own personal website but again that’s just a thought. Nothing is set in stone just yet but I will keep you all update ^^
P.S. I am amazed at how the professional comic/manga artist are able to handle pushing out 30+ pages of comics each month. I’ve been doing this just about non-stop for two years and I’m exhausted. Though getting pregnant once with twins then the second time with just one and moving and being in and out the hospital might not help….also my husband keeps telling me that I shouldn’t beat myself down about it because they have assistance and what not and I’m doing this all alone while helping in taking care of the kids and the house….but we all have our times where we do feel lacking but feelings come and go and right now I feel fine, sick and achy and tired but fine for the most part ^^;
I’m actually still shocked that I started Bottled Prince only about a few months after I had my twins O.o I don’t even know how I really handled doing all of that because I definitely wasn’t use to taking care of twins nor was I used to dealing with postpartum depression and Bel-palsy on top of that. When I had my second child that’s when I started going in and out the the emergency room and later found out that I had diverticulotis. There was one time where my fever was almost 104, I think it was 103.6 or something and I didn’t have anyone to help me pick up my husband from work, I had the car that day, so I packed the kids in the car and drove my dizzy and sick self up on the high way and to his job. I later found out that I had bacteria in my blood, I can’t remember what else happened that day. If you look back at one of the old chapters of Bottled Prince you might notice some of the toning and art and possibly words are really off or bad. I think I was working on a chapter during that time but I had to stop because I couldn’t get my eyes and hands to act right. I remember feeling bad because I was sick and people were expecting pages and I couldn’t do anything……but when I look back at all that I’ve went through I really have to thank God for keeping me this long and I’m thankful that I’m still able to do what I love to do and that’s to tell stories. There’s of course been a lot of other things that’s happened but I’m not trying to bring all of that up or talk about my life’s story. And I’m not trying to brag in any way but I just notice or have learned now just how much work goes into making a comic and keeping up with constant updates.I’ve really been blessed to keep doing this and the more you go through the more you learn how to roll with the punches and maybe some day I might be able to pump out higher qualities pages at the same speed as the professional comic/manga artist ^^ who knows.