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  • On changing format
    What do I do when I realize I’m having a hard time keeping up with blog posts? Do I accept that I’m just not good at blogging and try something else, or do I force myself to keep up with it? I’m doing this mainly for me, so I shouldn’t be afraid to be bad at it, right? I have a similar struggle when it comes to drawing, and especially when it comes to comic… Read more On changing format
  • Entering the thumbnail stage
    Well, after two weeks of dragging my feet, the Blythe vs. the Werewolf thumbnail sketches are underway. I’d measured out boxes in my sketchbook sometime last week, but it’s taken me until now to sit down and actually start them. I guess the fact that I’m one step closer to drawing actual pages gives me the jitters. A lot of that also comes from the fact that I’m revising as I go, and let me… Read more Entering the thumbnail stage
  • Best Laid Plans
    I’ve missed two deadlines. First off, this blog post is going up four days later than I’d wanted. Second, April 30th was the deadline for the first draft of Blythe vs. the Werewolf. I completed it on May 3rd. But I got it done. Working on the draft throughout April was an on and off struggle. There was a span of over two weeks where I didn’t work on it at all. And then I stopped… Read more Best Laid Plans
  • Slumps happen
    Writing slumps happen. I just wish I wasn’t currently in the middle of one. I didn’t have the strongest start on my draft at the beginning of the month, but after a few days, things were moving at a steady clip. I was completing scenes and figuring out how to solve all the little issues that cropped up in the outlining phase. In the process of drafting, newer stronger ideas popped up that I could… Read more Slumps happen
  • Staying on Track
    Something I struggle with is maintaining a consistent workflow on my personal projects. If there’s a real-world consequence for me missing a deadline, that’s a great motivator for me! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to convince my brain to apply that to my comics and writing. At least not when I’m still in the more nebulous planning and drafting stages. Sure, I’ve given myself the vague goal of “Finish something to the point that it’s… Read more Staying on Track

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