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Two dozen years...
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Publishing round 2, Plague and Neverland
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Empire of Parody
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Warehouse of Darwin
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March of Rejections
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Two dozen years...
As I get more hours dumped into the working life I realize I can't complain that much. I always knew that being successful as a writer was hard, but loved the field anyways, even if novel after novel all had their shares of disappointments. Successful stories are often just that, strokes of luck perhaps. Many of us artists end up as peons and no more... I always thought that there would at least be more publishers, or that it wouldn't take months waiting for a reply after manuscripts. And while I am poor, at least I'm not fat like many other people become, huh? Of course that's going to change once I have to make my own food and do my own la
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Publishing round 2, Plague and Neverland
I have many mixed feelings sending plan B over to publishers (2 total full reread and edits compared to 4 total w/Shade), but at the same time months have gone by with neglect as well as rejection, and a shorter work reaches more possible publishers. It still is frustrating thinking about the days going by though. Looking back I never planned there to be a "second edition" of Zusa after all, but seeing her 2013-2014 run both plot and character powers were too complicated, as well as adding too many deaths. The 2016/18 version greatly improved on supporting cast and plot structure in general even though it was still quite difficult to go thro
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Empire of Parody
Pragmatism... Orikyaras get nowhere... (Anna drawings hit 100 views in no time! And grow my total pageview count...) Can't work for Matt, must PARODY!! Never really wanted to. But am not going to fade into obscurity, with only a few hundred views per animation and few subscribers! Need to make some compromise. Relatively easy drawing EBF chars anyways. Haven't really animated Shade in 2+ yrs now too! (Don't worry he's a sweetiepie and will treat Anna right after the battle...) It has been a very long time since I've animated so smoothly. Last year I was confounded by many PC issues, taking up to an hour to reset it so I could draw w/ table
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Warehouse of Darwin
New location after all. Brain feels a bit fried after too many "inactive" hours at the Guild, where it was usually busy enough that I couldn't do much of my own things. Can host additional sessions of reading shit and training in empty warehouse space, although not sure how long it will last. Gets decently hot (I'm stationed outside in car) as summer approaches but then I can tan my too pale chest, unlike white boys who turn pink! Besides the low ass pay rate, this job is probably one of the best, I guess. Also technically more energy to write/draw. Finished the Slime anime after all -- no strong thoughts about it but will prob stay around f
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March of Rejections
Some new friends and books, but overall months stretch on as a writer. Will return to Shade 3 soon enough but I don't expect any new works finished at the end of this year, even without writer's block. 12-hour shifts at work too. Overtime pay in the state is still 1.5x, so much more profit than DoorDashing. While the hours do get to me at least it allows room for creativity. Tad Williams managed with many blue collar jobs, but at the same time he made money relatively early with his writing (vs writers in their 40s, 50s). I guess in comparison Rowling and Martin (Game of Thrones) had the luxury of college and teaching. Heidegger's Nietzsche
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