I don’t seem to have any time these days. None. We’ve been shooting double the normal amount of episodes for Teletoon as of late, and will continue to for the next three weeks, there’ve been a lot of visitors coming and going, and deadlines seem to be popping up all over the place.
As such I haven’t been writing as much as I would like. It’s weird. I used to think I was a busy guy. I wasn’t married, had no kids, worked only one job, wasn’t really writing anything—no prose or OR comics. Yet, if you’d have asked me, I would have told you I was busy.
Me right now wants to go and slap me a few years ago. I would give anything to have that much free time. I’ve got two full time jobs, a kid, a wife (who I enjoy spending time with) and I’m writing more than I ever have. I actually stress myself out about it. Kind of silly actually, but I do. I get stressed out when I don’t feel I’ve written enough.
But for the sake of sorting out my mind let’s take a look at what I’m trying to write at the moment …
1) The Sci Fi Project with Conor McCreery
We’ve actually been working on thing pretty steady for the past few months. I can’t say too much about it cause we’re pitching. But I can say that we both had our minds blown when the trailer for Ender’s Game was released today …
2) Braccus: The Whore Son
My second short story/novella about Braccus the Gothran. This story is such a bull to wrestle with. I posted ablog a few days ago about my strategy of focussing more on characters development. I actually shut it down for a few days to really hammer out solid character back stories and bios.
Then as soon as I did I went back through everything I’d written, which was only about ten or so pages, but given my limited time it took a good week to really give things the amount of polish I wanted. Frustratingly the day after I finished we had some visitors arrive.
In all honesty the guy who showed up is one of my all time best friends so I shouldn’t complain. It was great seeing him, we even played some Pathfinder. That was a laugh. I crafted a pretty sweet quest if I do say so myself. Although I didn’t tweak the monsters bonuses properly and it came off as a bit too easy if you ask me.
Still, I got myself stressed out thinking how much I could’ve written. That’s what I do when I lay awake in bed. I worry about all the things I haven’t done … like edit the version that’s on here.
Well the bright side is I’ve actually pounded away on it quite a bit over the past three days. I’m excited to really sink my teeth into it again!
3) Teuton Volume 3
Yes. Adam is currently hammering away with the precision of a dwarven smith on the last few pages of Teuton Volume 3. And while those pages come in our wonderful friend Chris letters them, and then I go over them once more to make sure the dialogue I’ve written isn’t too awful.
Regardless it’s just something else I need to work on.
The really cool thing is that a bunch of our pin ups are trickling in, there are some really fracking cool ones too. Here’s one from Andy Stanleigh:
Andy works on a VERY cool comic called Titan: An Alternative History. I suggest you read it.
4) Comixology Nonsense
Well everyone has been going on about getting Teuton on Comixology and how important it is. So I submitted Teuton for online publication. But they rejected us. The reasons were all technical so it’s kind of a relief that they didn’t think the story was bad.
But the fact remains I need to go back over the specs and tweak them. That’s only annoying cause I can admit I get easily confused by the techy stuff. Tis my not very secret shame
5) Remnant … ohhhhhh the waiting ….
This comic has beena real work of love for me. I have a feeling there are some people who just won’t like it, but I don’t care. I love sword and sorcery stuff. And this one is just packed full of violence and magic. I am really excited to see it in print.
The cover is gonna look unreal and when it’s all done. I’m just waiting on the letters and the notes from my editor over at Frozen Beach, and yes I get stressed waiting for notes.
You sensing a motif?