That was close; I almost quit.
Okay, not writing. I almost quit this website nonsense. It costs money and let’s face it, I don't really do much marketing to utilize it (read: I don’t do any marketing, not right now). But then I let the matter sit for a while, to make sure, and... I do like the blog function. Furthermore, I am within a writing session (or two) of being done the first draft of the sequel to The Meddler which is just - frankly, it’s INSANE. I mean HEY, I’ve only been working on it for 3 YEARS NOW, what’s the big deal? YO IT'S A BIG DEAL.
So with that in mind, I will soon be sending it off to beta readers and therefore be unable to write (on the Spade and Reo stuff at least) while I wait on editing information. I will suddenly have all this creative energy and nothing to do with it, and I'm just panting to do some drawing of heckin' whatever I want. Yep, I'll be posting some completely random bits of art or animation, and it's gonna be stupendous. One thing about working on a long project is, there just isn't time for a lot of random creation.
Yes, The Meddler sequel will be off to readers probably within the month for the first read, at long last! But the tortoise wins the race, doesn't he? Slow and steady!! (You have no idea how many times I have read The Hare and the Tortoise recently - that's life with a 2-year-old)
I'm thinking about doing some serious self-art-education while I wait for my readers to read. We're talking weekly sketchdumps, landscape studies, light studies, composition studies, LOTS of stuff that I've never done before. I so resented art class in high school, and lo, here I am, planning to paint and draw totally random things that I am not good at. OH! Right, I've posted my first attempt at scenery/landscape (gotta have the requisite eyeball-tickling image to draw you in, doncha know). No, it's not awful but it's nothing near what I wanted, either. So bear witness, this is my first level of landscape practice. I award myself a STAR for completion of Level 1 Landscape! Yay me.