If it hasn’t been abundantly clear, I’ve been in a right awful state these past few weeks. I’ve sunk to some crazy new lows. I don’t want to jinx it, but I think I’m finally on the mend. I was actually something close to normal today (whatever that is for me) and managed to be productive, which was a pleasant change.
I worked a bit on a new series idea, and doinked around a little with my webcomic idea. Remember when I said I had plans to change it into something that I can actually draw (since I can’t actually draw)? I still really like those character designs, but my main idea just refuses to transition into a new style. I’m not quite sure what to do about that, save perhaps just keep trying to work on it in the hopes that I’ll begin to not suck. We shall see I suppose.
After that was some work on The Chosen. I’ve been reluctant to follow exactly how I wanted to begin this episode for a variety of reasons that I won’t get into now, but in the spirit of just doing today, I decided to plunge in and write it how I always thought it should be, forget all that other stuff. And immediately I’m 100x happier with the result. I may wind up with some criticism about it, but eh, fuck it.
Also scattered throughout the day was some weeding. Which I have never done before, so that was a thing of interest. I don’t know if I’m doing it exactly as I should, but the before shot was covered with dandelions and the after wasn’t, so close enough. We have a pretty major infestation (I think the front yard is 93% weeds), but I figure if I take 20, 30 minutes a day, it probably wouldn’t be too long before I uproot all the fuckers.
Finally this evening I was able for the first time to play my Squier. And jeebus, is that fun. As I said on Twitter, I feel I managed to pick up more in the couple hours I spent with it than I did in the months of trying to teach myself out of a book. I’m quite excited to see how I develop with this.
All told, it was a pretty good day and look forward to a very welcome upswing. (touch wood)