Monday, December 14, 2009

Hotspot #16.2: Happy Birthday! Now... About That White Glove...

"Oh rub it in Daenon. Why don't you?!" - Jin

Wow. It's been another year already.

Last year, I challenged myself to ramp up the number of updates to my experimental comic The Longest Sojourn in order to finish it earlier so I could continue working on The Jaded.

I did some calculations, and decided to double the number of updates so I did not have to be doing TLS by this time this year.

So how did I do?

Well the good news is I managed to keep my promise up for most parts, and steadily kept on a twice-a-week schedule other than the week that I moved house. But hey, it's moving a house... gimme a break!

To improve my efficiency I swapped from traditional ink media to full on digital Wacom tablet. It was a bit rough in the transition stage but I dare say my work is fast approaching where it was before the change.

The bad news is I grossly underestimated the number of pages I would need to tell the story to the end. Yes I could have rushed it, but I decided not to ruin the ending of a series that has in a sense, grown up with me. So I had to extend TLS by another chapter, which means that The Jaded is still on standby until all daemons are uh... exorcised. (Sorry, bad TLS joke)

So at the end of the year I gave myself, I am still doing TLS.



But I am enjoying it immensely since I ramped up the schedule. The story just flows better. And I am wrapping up the penultimate chapter and starting the finale next week. It's on schedule (revised) but it's moving along, it'll just take at least another six months to complete.

So overall setting myself a goal has been a success. It's not everything I hoped for, but it got me started on the right path, and I know that I'm on the home stretch now.

Here's to another year, and beyond!

And then... The Jaded, Satyrant... HOTHE... W:DOA... so many ideas, so little time...