I'm currently with school and all that good stuff, but I developed a new system in which I step up for the "Fallen Memory" requests. There is five stages I set up for each request, think of this as progression levels.
1. Not Active(haven't done anything yet)
2. Story Phase(developing a story of your OC)
3. Sketch Phase(sketching your OC)
4. Digital Phase(currently drawing your OC in digital)
5. Done(basically you will know)
The requests journals are updating once in a while...stay frosty.