I thought I had better write a journal as there was still a thing there saying that I was about to do this year's Fashion Week. Well, that hasn't happened yet, obviously.
In case anyone hasn't worked it out, the last five pictures I have posted all go with the nine story chapters. They illustrate a scene from the story. I have been very grateful for the comments and number of people who seem to have read the story so far (albeit that a poll revealed that 2/3rds of them won't leave a comment or fave after reading). Anyone else who has posted stories on dA surely knows that it is HARD WORK as most people are here simply to collect pictures without ever communicating. Anyway, hope you keep reading as I intend to put my head down and finish the story with a couple of good chapters very soon. It looks like Lafarge is in the ascendency and Amanda is in a lot of trouble...for now. Will it finish that way?
This project started rather suddenly but I stuck with it because it got me writing for the first time in three years and also because it was a chance to do something for grown-up Amanda/college Amanda. Or should I even say Normal Amanda. The high school version seemed to be very popular (I wonder why) but I wanted to rebalance things as Amanda to me has always been primarily a college student of around 21 years of age. Anyway, the project has allowed me to release another version of Amanda's classic outfit, plus tackle two things that people have been requesting for years - chloroform and tying up. I hope all those that requested these things are enjoying the ride! I have really enjoyed making the poses and hope to release them in a Peril Pack soon. The next pose pack will be entirely made of multi character poses where a heroine is interacting with either a bad guy or bad girl. It may be a little more expensive than the collections of floored poses but I hope people will see and enjoy the quality as such poses are the hardest ones to make.
I also hope people have enjoyed me getting back to basics and posting some pure KO pictures. I really do enjoy posting glamour shots but I was beginning to hold back on posting KO pics (for some reason) - I am making loads for myself all the time but rarely are they good enough to upload and also I don't really like to post a KO pic without a story.
Anyhow this is supposed to be an update so I thought you might appreciate an idea of what's coming up:Coming Soon
- It's Summer so I am thinking of bringing back the Summer Sleuths for some more pics involving Kat and Hannah, possibly (no promises) taken from last Summer's story competition.
- I am thinking of running a Story Competition to write Amanda's FIRST encounter with Lafarge, set last Summer during the Summer Sleuth era.
- I have not one but THREE new Young Amanda Choose Your Own Adventures to launch over the coming months. These have been written by Ultimate-Clash and MosbyRedux and are really, really good. They are just waiting for the launch artwork from me.
- As mentioned above I am planning a new Peril Pose Pack.
- And I haven't forgotten the Fashion Week featuring party dresses, which is probably going to happen in early Autumn now.
Of course all of this is just provisional. I have had a number of health problems and work commitments that have often meant I have gone up to two weeks without even accessing deviantART, to return to 1000 deviations awaiting my view. I am not going to list or detail my health issues but they just persist and multiply and might mean that perhaps none of the above gets done. But I just wanted you to at least know my ideas and intentions so you weren't feeling ignored. All 3,000 of you.
Oh yes, did I mention, I now have 3,000 watchers. That's just unbelievable. I remember starting off a few years back and getting excited when I hit twenty. I used to think that I was the only one with stories in my head about beautiful women getting in to peril and knocked out. I used to imagine that no one would have any interest in Amanda, Penelope and my characters. Well, thanks for your support. Now go tell your friends! And maybe one or two of the 2,900 that never speak up might like to choose this moment to say hello? Perhaps tell us what you enjoy and would like to see more of?
That's all for now. Keep watching. Thanks.