I was asked to do a five-part narrative writing commission for a client.
I sent the first email for them as a preview for the first chapter.
Me: Hey. I just wanted to drop by and give you a (2k words) preview of the first draft.
They didn’t respond to the first email. So I continued writing.
I sent the second email as an update upon completing the first draft.
Me: Hey. I just want to drop by and say that your commission is done in its first draft! Giving it to you so you can see how is everything!
The client still didn’t respond. So I started revising the first chapter.
I sent the final email for its completion.
Me: Hey, I’m sending the good news that your first chapter is done and I’m waiting to hear the details for the second chapter so we can discuss it.
Guess what? They STILL have not responded as of yet.
…I… I’m not getting paid for this, am I?