Well...I was going to write a journal about why it is that I've been so absent lately, but then I couldn't find a way to disable comments in journals and I decided against it. I don't need the internet to tell me I'm an idiot, I can do that well enough on my own.
Sum up: Life is tough, but not in any interesting, meaningful or special kind of way. I'm just being kind of a whiner and I need to get over it...also I have a lot less free time now and that's making things difficult. That's all.
Comics are still going strong though! No breaks in sight despite everything. It's a small victory, but it pleases me.
Can't get much accomplished aside from them at the moment, since what little free time I have is devoted strictly to comicking. So that's why you aren't seeing much other work from me at the moment. I just have no time to give to it.
I have another minor victory, though. I've been keeping up with DA somehow.
With just two months to go I only have three notifications. I might make it the full year this time! I'm weirdly proud of myself!
I have managed to some writing, though, since that's a lot less time consuming and more portable than drawing is. I'm still not a very good writer, but who cares! Nobody's going to read it anyway! (I don't mean that in a self-deprecating way, either. No one's going to read it because I'm not going to post it anywhere.
Would you guys believe I actually sat down to write a romance with this story? I did! No kidding! Since everyone else on the planet is all about the romances I decided I'd see what the fuss was all about and give it a go myself! After all, with that many people liking something, it seems pretty clear that I'm the one with the wrong opinion, you know? Anyway, I sat down with EVERY INTENTION of writing a romance...and 40 thousand words later, there's still not a hint of it anywhere in the story.
I'm gonna go ahead and guess that I just can't do it, and that's okay because every other person on the planet can, so I don't think it's really a niche that needs filling.
I think the problem ended up being partially the way I decided to tell the story and part of it ended up being the female lead's character. She's too hostile. And I don't mean that in a bad way, I actually really love her character and it fits with her back story - it'd be wrong for her to not be hostile - but I as the author just can't see her developing any romantic feelings at this point, and if I can't see I can't write it. Another writer could probably make it work as they'd be able to see the romance I'm missing, but for me it just ends up being another character piece.
...which I'm okay with, I like those. It just ain't a romance.
Anyway, it doesn't mean anything, I just thought it was kinda funny and wanted to share. I'm worried the story itself has gotten kinda boring though, so I guess we'll have to wait and see if I can punch it up on subsequent drafts.