Busy Writing

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Hi guys! I’m sorry that I dropped off the face of the world this weekend. There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes and  I wanted to write a bit more than my standard Facebook blurb.

This summer I started a writing class. It’s been great! But I think it’s shed some light on how disorganized my writing process has been…

It's all in my head

Right now,  my scripts are scattered everywhere. I’ve got so many notebooks of handwritten scenes, multiple word docs listed as “Final-Final-version 3” and posted notes with bits of dialog written out. I’m still trying to get my old chapters written out in digital form…

Cat at work

Digital files are immune to cat drool…

Someone in my class recommended a piece of software called Scrivener. It’s been REALLY helpful. I was a little unsure about jumping on to new software, but I’m really happy with it. I can just drag and drop scenes in as needed and flesh out what parts of the chapters that I’m missing. There’s also a ton of YouTube tutorials out there so it’s been easy to use.

Just getting my outline in one place lets me see how the this series will work . I know Dark White will be multiple books, but how many? Five? Ten? Forty goddamn books? Hopefully not forty, I would like to finish this series in my lifetime…

I’m not expecting to get everything written out all at once. This will be an ongoing process. So now, I’m trying to write out as much as I can while still drawing my pages. As you can see, so far that’s failed… But! I will do better. I have to, because I want to move this story forward.

I’m still figuring out a balancing act of writing and illustrating.  I will do my best to get the next page out to you as soon as possible. I know we got a fight scene coming up and I’m excited about that!

Today is a national holiday here in the U.S. I’m going to use the day to write as much as I can while the inspiration is still hot. Then I’ll jump back into comic pages tomorrow.

Thanks for your support! I’m going to get some coffee and head back to work.