So I’ve been working on the new graphic novel this week, and I’ve noticed a few things. First, I’m sitting differently at my desk. I’m aching in different places than usual by the end of the day. Second, I still feel like I’m fumbling around–sort of like when I first started writing and didn’t quite feel comfortable in where to make the paragraph breaks. Now, I don’t think about it, but back before I had put in enough hours, I sweated over that. It’s getting better, and I’m loving each little trick that I’m figuring out to make this go faster.
Thirdly, I am having a super time with this. Even though I generally have full, fun days at the keyboard getting Rachel in and out of trouble, I get bored with the process just like everyone else at work, and this has been a fantastic chance for me to learn something new. I can’t tell you how invested I am in this just from the standpoint of being able to do something different in my day, and yet have something marketable at the end of it. At least I hope it’s marketable. (grin)
So I’m looking at the print out of the first ten pages or so, and I’m kind of tickled. It looks exactly like what it’s supposed to. I can’t wait to finish the rough draft and go back and polish. I’m using my sticky notes like crazy.
And since this really is a post about nothing, I wanted to drop in a KSA “Kim Service Announcement.” We’ve got a lot of new posters recently, so a big Hey! to them. Glad you’re here spicing things up. If you are interested in changing your colorful folk-art square to something more pertinent and permanent, drop on over to gravatar and upload a picture. Just be sure to use the same email that you’ve used here, and it will pop in automatically, even your old posts. –Kim