so.. here's an update.
I have been stressing so much over trying to set and keep my deadlines for Blood Stain that it just ended up piling up more and more stress.
As some of you know I am also updating and reformatting strips on both Tapas and Webtoon platforms and I do it regularly every 5-6 days which also adds an additional layer of stress on top of everything.
and guess what... stress makes you uninspired, unmotivated and you end up overthinking every step of the way which slows you down tremendously and on top of all you end up feeling guilty. Any attempt at writing feels forced.
So the updates will get there when they get there.
Last week, I took my husbands advice to take a break from everything and just recharge, and after it today is finally the first day when I actually felt inspired to write again and I can feel this method working.
To elaborate, when I first started this comic I was recharged and relaxed, I did not have this feeling of responsibility looming over me so I could just spam out pages as they came to me. There was a lot of fun stuff to be discovered and that feeling of unknown always rushes you to create and discover, but now that we are here in this point in the story where things are set in stone it becomes work and it requires finesse.
It is the hard stuff, so I will take my time and rest when I need to in order to deliver you the best possible episodes that I can.
Because, in the end if I'm not satisfied with how the episode ended up, trust me you won't be either.For people fearing its a hiatus, it's NOT.
I will never stop this comic for a simple reason that it is set in the sunstone universe and my characters already appeared there. If I bailed on this not only would I feel like I've betrayed my fans and myself, it would also mean I betrayed my husband who trusted me enough to make the crossover happen.
So yeah.. there you have it ^^
thank you all for your support and understanding
As a warmup I've been working on some gaming pages as well.
For those who don't know, after our main story is done, Stjepan and I have big plans to make an MMO book with gaming shenanigans with our dork characters. Meaning any gaming strip that doesn't make it into the actual main comics will be there in its own book. So no derpy joke will get lost