Nothing like telling yourself you’re on a hiatus to get the creative juices flowing, eh?
It’s probably the stuff I’ve let myself do outside of comic work that’s stirring up the fire;
- Catching up with Department of Truth and other comics
- Playing Eldin Ring
- Working on my EQ and self-promo skills (well, more like studying other people doing their self-promo)
Also just allowing myself a breather and some space to let myself stress over the wedding a bit – get the last little bits sorted – and accept that I wasn’t going to be 100% has helped. Also a bit of a break to work out if I really wanted to try pursuing full time freelance for the rest of my days.
It turns out I still do; my heart actually ached reading Department of Truth because deep in my soul, I know that this is what I want to do – everything around making comics – the research, the writing, making the story come to life on a page – the practice – the continuous drawings and refining of style, going out to conventions, reading other comics, heck, I even enjoyed the bits of self-promo on webinars and podcasts (as nervous as I often get).
I just want that all back in my life. I want to see what I am capable of now that I’ve had a bit of time to recollect myself and put the strategies in place to allow myself to step back when overwhelmed. It’s always going to be a learning process but each attempt teaches me something new.
My heart still aches, friends. It’s aching bad.