Quick update as to what is going on with me and this Tumblr.
I’ve been on a writing jag recently, and I’ve been working on a novel in particular. It’s only really a novella right now, at 30,000 words. Though my first drafts tend to be substantially shorter than later versions. I’m sitting on the first draft at the moment, so I can get back to it with fresh eyes later when I start the second draft.
I’ve really wanted to get back into writing again for a long while now, but I’ve been reluctant to stop working on comics projects. However, those twin interests seem to have switched places in the last couple of months.
What I guess I’m saying is, I’m not sure if comics are meant to be my thing. I love drawing, especially painting and I don’t expect that to stop. But, maybe I’m more drawn to trying to make writing my career. Writing prose fiction is something that I can completely lose myself in, while making comics is this weird place in between drawing and writing that I have a hard time wrapping my head around.
It isn’t that I can’t manage making comics; I clearly can. Instead, it is that I don’t get much fundamental enjoyment out of it. Scripts aren’t elaborate enough for me to enjoy the writing of them, and my preferred painting-style is laborious enough that it doesn’t lend itself to regular updates.
That said, I am interested in turning some of these comic projects into writing projects. Especially Hallow’s Half and maybe some kind of follow-up to Mutually. I’m experimenting with a number of ideas, so I can be writing multiple stories at the same time. That way I can still be working on something, when I’m letting drafts of others “cool”.
I’ll still be posting art here, every now and then. I might also post some writing excerpts here, if anyone is interested in that. Just so you all know what is up.