My second topic of my catch up is the new hashtag game that got me up from the depths of writers block and out of depression alley, which is right by prostitution lane. I don’t know why. I didn’t design the city. For reasons I’ll continue to cover in future posts, I struggled with writing after January. I had been posting stories quite regularly on my Gumroad page last year and then I became Moby Dicked over the Blank Page Story Challenge. That is to say I was obsessed, not the porno option, and I certainly didn’t go hunting the owners down with a big harpoon. I wanted to win it, and win it bad
Hi, I’m back again. I brought some gifts from the land of procrastination and they all smell like rubber fish. Hey, no seriously, good to see you again. I’ve honestly got so much to catch up on, a lot has happened and I’m not just saying that as a generic excuse. A lot has actually happened. So much so in fact that I’ve been putting off returning because I’ve got so much to write about, and I’m dreading starting up that mountain without my trusty sneakers. Ok, so I’m going to break it all down into different topics and post over the next few days.
The comic has been going great. Thanks for asking. Oh, you didn’t. Well we don’t always get what we want to do we? Just take every Valentine’s Day ever as an example. So for those of you who are interested, and I’m guessing you are by the fact you keep reading, I’ve made some final character designs now and a few surprises.
I’ve been waiting for the right time for a while, watching the stars and recording portents of the arrival, then on Sunday I came across an article on the dusty floor of a previously uncleared dungeon which had information on how to get the most out of posting on Wattpad, and I knew it was time to return to that devastatingly tough land.
The desire to start a web comic has been raging in me on and off for years, yet I’m always put off by my terrible drawing ability. Oh how I wish I hadn’t chosen writing over drawing as a teen. Maybe. However, I’ve been reading some web comics which have really simple art styles but still look good and are funny. At the same time I’ve been making peace with my Emma doodle art style and making my little doodles for my web sites and SNS – especially instagram. Finally the two came to a head and I realised I could make a charming web comic because the writing quality is without question and my art style is good enough now.
This blog has become a bit of an advertisement board. I didn’t mean it to be. I became busy for a while, which broke my routine, and then i never quite got back into the routine – wet jeans. My blog is wet jeans. I’d much rather it was some fluffy pyjamas or something I’d be happier showing to the public! I was just thinking of comfort and not of the fact that I want lots of people to see this, become interested and pay me money for what I make. I make stories, in pyjamas, but that’s beside the point.
A series of fortunate events
So today is the day. It had been announced for a while but Twitter finally got around to adding another 140 characters to its character limit, meaning that tweets can now be 280 characters long. Instinctively this just feels wrong. People who use the longer limit feel like they are on a soapbox
One of my favourite ideas from Buddhism is that of karma. We think of it as justice – everyone gets what they deserve – but real karma isn’t that instant. I believe it’s more about shaping your next life. However the idea that if you are loving, love will comeback to you seems to be working for me lately.
Happy birthday to Blog! Happy birthday to Blog. Read on for a boring account of my first year blogging here.