For the third month in row, we’re reaching rent time and things are thin. As much as I’d like to keep churning out comics It’s become a distraction. As much as I enjoy doing it, I’m spending too much time figuring out how to do things, when I should be making pretty pictures. This is not sustainable, simply because I need to have a roof with hot and cold running electrons to do this stuff.
So I’m taking “time off” to get my house in order. Not much of a vacation, but I suspect I’ll be able to to give the comic the time it needs when I come back.
Maybe I just feel that way because getting last weeks comics out was a bear, and took far too long, but I don’t think so. I think the issue is that my process for making comics takes up far too much time, to start. Time I don’t have.
My first thought, when I realized I was burned out at number 60, was one week off. But that’ not going to work. I need time to correct the rent deficit, AND correct the comic process issue. While I could do both in a week, it would be like I didn’t stop making comics. And I need rest. I need rest, and I need to set things so that I can work smarter in the future, to reduce the odd of having another burnout.
I’m not done with the comic, by a long shot. I’ve been tinkering with stuff between jobs, all day, despite haven’t determined that a break was needed 10 hours ago. I definitely have passion for it.
I see this as a good thing. I need more time, if I’m going to make this comic live. I need to work smarter if I’m going to turn it into something worthwhile. Even if it provided all my income, I’d risk burning out with the process I have.
Singular Blues Shall Return