A Belated Reply
ckunt asked you:
Hey confused, where are you man D: we miss you
reincar asked you:
I hope you will treat your followers and watchers with one more creation before leaving for your job.
Gosh, I check my account after two months, and I find that you both sent me a message a month ago. I’m so sorry for the belatedness of this reply.
Thank you so much for the kind words—the Job, as you might see from the fact that I haven’t done anything for two months, is happening right now; the Wall has hit; the Eternal August has begun, forever, heh.
When I got back from the trip in June, I wanted to end with a bang, as you might have hoped for too. I started to work on a comic more ambitious than anything I had done yet—a long comic in color, to be around a hundred frames long, about a robotic Sweetie Belle character named Sweetie Bot from a movie series called Friendship is Witchcraft. It would be, rather, about a human girl named Molly (from MLP G1, in fact) who loved her, and about both of them confronting their fears, their humanity, and blah blah…heh. In spite of it being a tad dark, it would have ended on a hopeful, uplifting note.
But I was arrogant and overambitious (I thought I could finish it in a few weeks, pfft), and when the Wall hit in August I had only finished the comic’s script and rough sketches for thirty out of one hundred frames.
I do mean to finish it, though. I still have a lot of art to learn, music to record, and stories to write and tell.
I thought that I’d have to give them all up forever (until I retire in sixty or so years), you see, but I realized that would be foolish of me again.
I need to catch up on
some a lot of things at the Job, but after reading an essay about how you must leave fifteen a day to do your personal project, or else you’ll never do them, ever, I was inspired to do fifteen minutes a day for the projects I wanted to do. I had fallen into the trap of believing that “some day” I’d be able to get good enough—no.
You can get something done in 15 minutes…
So many of us have a neglected personal site or pet project that we dream of launching or revamping just as soon as the halcyon dawn breaks on the day, that blessed day, when we Finally Have The Time.
(That day will only come if your entire life vanishes into a sinkhole and, even then, I’m sure it will not seem an apposite opportunity to launch your long-planned blog about the relative merits of insoles.)
…make the simple time commitment of 15 minutes a day…
Fifteen minutes? I can afford that, even with this all-consuming Job. Right?
But, heh, I haven’t had time yet for even fifteen minutes a day, heh—not yet. I must catch up in my work, first.
But when I do catch up…
…I’ll start putting up something here, after fifteen minutes a day. When I catch up…maybe in a
week [two weeks]? I don’t know yet. But while the Job unfortunately consumes almost all my time right now, fifteen minutes a day will happen…when I catch up.
I hope you all like a lot of WIPs. Because there’s going to be a lot of them, heh. And they’ll be crappy at first.
It will be slow.
I hope you might be patient with me, though. ^_^
I’ll see you all later.