Well, I haven't been writing or drawing much recently. That's mostly because Spring is probably the busiest time of the year for a farmer, but I won't sugarcoat it. I've been procrastinating and generally lacking in that sweet, sweet motivation. It's finally become apparent to me that the only way to get back on track is to just buckle down and start doing, so... that's what I'm going to do. Starting yesterday.
As some of you might know, I'm now part of a large-scale Fallout: Equestria comic project. There are lots of people trying to turn FO:E into a full length comic adaption, but I think this is the group that can get it done. It's an elite group of individuals, each with a unique skillset to contribute to the team. I like to think of it as a heist operation. And if the "job" falls through, well, at least we'll all get some heavy-duty teamwork and comic-making experience. This project will be priority one for the foreseeable future.
In the meantime, I've been drawing bits and pieces of Gags of War as a way to practice panel composition and stay sharp. There's no guarantee I'll ever finish any new Gags comics (I thought I'd have finished one by now, but this hasn't been the case), but there IS a faint possibility. That would be fun, right?
Most importantly, I still plan on finishing Swordpony before the FO:E comic really picks up steam and turns the pressure on. I'm trying to commission a new cover first, as my old one is kind of terrible, and one day soon I'm going to sit down to finish the last few illustrations leading up to the current chapter. Then I just need to install an actual prologue to replace the garbage currently squatting in front of chapter one. After that I can finally start updating every week or two and put a tidy little bow on the story by the end of Fall. I've never finished anything longer than a short story before, so giving Swordpony the treatment it deserves is very important to me. I honestly feel that if I walk away from it now I'll never finish anything important, ever. More about this on my FIMfiction blog/journal later, should anybody be interested.
There are a couple of you guys that I still owe some artwork to. You know who you are, and you guys are awesome. I can't make promises as to when, but those pieces will be finished sooner or later, preferably ASAP. My only excuse at this point is a shortage of time, and with plowing season nearing a close... well. Fingers crossed? Fingers crossed.
I also want to start a Swordpony tumblr ("Ask Red Pommel" sounds good), but... eh... I don't know how I'll squeeze that one in without cracking under the pressure or neglecting more important projects.
I've never liked making journals or announcements like this. In my experience they're always nothing more than hot air and empty words. But I feel this one is necessary. There's a big difference between making grand promises and actually following through on them, and I'm fully aware that empty words aren't going to overcome my problems. By making this journal, maybe I can compel myself to action. In fact, that's exactly what I'm counting on.
Random uploads to my gallery will resume as soon as I go through my stack o' half-finished sketches. I'll be drawing for thirty minutes a day, bare minimum, from now on. Preferably more. I'll also be writing for thirty minutes a day, even if I have to do it on the toilet and all I write for the next month is garbage.
Yeah I'm lazy and a bum but I've got responsibilities now so I'm going to finish some stuff so I can stop beating myself up. Also, we are really behind on the farm work due to all the wacky weather. In other news, you're all awesome. Yes, even you. And Zoidberg.
My face looks really weird without a mustache. It needs to grow back faster.
Listening to: Light Em Up - Fall Out Boy
Reading: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Watching: Game of Thrones (WOO!)