Bob @thembob and Meg- At some point you need to get paid for your work. Bob, you have a ton of tools to prove to a studio that your series in worth investing in. "Shipping your" is concept in our business that means, "Don't wait for all the planets to allign to get your work out there. " It's never the ideal time, but the fact that you have some traction, you should start asking for money fearlessly. You've earned it. Getting to a second season is hard as hell and you got yourself there. Thumbs up!