Crikey, i've been gone a while haven't I? It's been so long that everything's covered in
dust! It's probably time I returned to give it all a good updating. Right, where shall I begin...
Journal! Of course. It has been May since my last post, and even that was to announce inactivity. You guys probably want to know why I've been rather absent for... uh... several months. Well, to summarise, i've had what i'm now calling my summer hiatus. Every year, I tend to have a complete loss in motivation/inspiration that usually happens at the start of summer - most probably due to hot weather. It seems to have lasted a bit longer this year though. Well, that's for my personal stuff at least. Most of my energy these days is going into my professional work. There are plenty of projects rolling through to ensure I'm too burned out to draw my own thing afterwards. But now the cooler weather is here, and I have a fresher mind, I'll more than likely be back in action within the next few weeks.
So what am I going to be up to when I get back? Actually, this is where I might suprise you. Probably the biggest update I have for you is, well... to put it bluntly, I'm highly considering putting Vesta's Chronicle to bed. It's a bit more complicated than that, but the gist of it is that I'm really struggling with it. The major problem with VC is the simple fact that it is so old now that I've just grown tired of it. Technically, it stems from the very first story I ever properly wrote, this itself was adapted from a fan fiction I made when I was 15. While it is true that the latest version is only a year old and is practically new with the amount I had changed, I just can't shake the fact I've been dealing with this world for close to 6 years now. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my world and my dragons, there are scenes in my head that'd I'd still love to bring to life; but the simple fact is, there's a whole lot of stuff I'm not loving getting in the way of it. The story as a whole is really bugging me, and I feel like I just want to start again. It also feels like its full of mismatched bits that don't really go together that well. I'm not gonna outright cancel the project, too much work already to do that. Instead, what I'm probably going to do is just flush it from my mind for an indefinate period of time, then come back when I'm stronger and have a clearer vision. THAT SAID, you'll still see the dragons cropping up now and then. I'm gonna focus more on them and their world, hopefully i can retain some element of storytelling that way instead!
I guess that leaves another glaring question. What WILL I be up to now then? Well. You'll be glad to know I haven't been entirely
inactive the past the few months. Infact, I've started to work on that fix for something fresh. I don't really want to spoil it by dumping it all into this journal just yet though. In the mean time, I'm only going to drop a hint or two. Hint one is: I will be starting to post some concept art of it soon. Hint 2? It's a completely brand-spankin' new project. Not related to anything I've done before. That's all I'm saying right now.
Right, what else is there? Uh... hm, nothing else along those lines really. But hey, I've been gone a while, the least I could do is pad out the journal a bit more than usual. I do have a few thoughts I might as well add considering I've already been honest about VC. I want to talk a little bit about commissions. I'm not desperate for any sort of income, but I've wondered if I could earn a just little bit extra in my own time. No harm in trying, eh? The only problem is I'm having difficulty finding interest from anyone wanting to pay more than a Happy Meal. I realise that I'm probably asking in the wrong place though, after all, deviantArt is pretty renowned for people critically undercharging/paying for their work. So I've been thinking of other places which I could spread my wings a bit, instead of limiting myself to just this site. At the moment, I'm considering getting my FurAffinity account running, and seeing if I can spark interest there. Others seem to have had luck over there, so I might as well give it a shot myself. You can roll over there if you want to, but I'm probably not going to post anything different to what I do here; I use the same username there by the way, I shouldn't be too difficult to find (not worth posting, as it's just an empty account currently).
I think that's all for now. Any questions or elaborations? You know where to comment. Hopefully I've got plenty more to say once the ball starts rolling again. I'll see'f I can start replying to my messages now, got quite a few to get through.
Ta ta for now!