I work as a freelancer illustrator for video games, but I also sell merchandise I design at events.
Me: Just to remind you, you may not want set deadline during this upcoming period because I’m going to be quite busy selling merch at cons.
Client: Okay, but could you prioritize us? We’re not barring you from taking other commissions. We just want our project to come first.
Me: I warned you when we started working together that I wouldn’t be able to focus on your project during this period.
Client: Yeah, but we were hoping you would make us the priority now that you’re actually working with us.