I don’t really update this blog enough to be useful. I do not enough of too many things. Some people are focused, and do one thing really well. I am not one of those people. I’m never sure if I’m being too hard on myself, or cutting myself too much slack.
The act of backing up my harddrive is forcing me to reflect on what I’ve created this year, and I’m not sure how I feel about what I did in 2017. I started a looooooooot of projects. Way more than I’ve completed. I fully intend to complete them all, but sometimes moving forward on a new thing is easier.
Quantifiably, This year, I’ve drawn at least 80 pages of comics, between my webcomic The Foggiest, and it’s offshoot, the book Cats Committing Crimes, and various other scribbles that seemed like a good idea. I’ve probably written close to 200 pages, between various scripts, ideas jotted on notepads, and chapters spread across a number of novels. Lotta collaboration this year, which I’m very pleased and proud of.
Trying to bash some of my thoughts into the keyboard, and try and make them presentable. I feel like I have something to say, even if it’s not particularly profound or important, and I want to share that with everyone who will listen. What that is, I have no idea. Just a general Raymondyness I want to spread around. And that’s why I do what I do. I write, and I draw. I could never decide which one I wanted to focus on, which is why I’ve always done both. I don’t know if I’ve done as much this year as I was hoping, but I don’t think I’ve ever been satisfied with my output, I’ve always wanted to accomplish more. Not sure where this drive has come from, or what to do with it.
I tend to have the same new years resolutions every year. Promote myself better, Eat Healthier, exercise more, create as much as possible. I’ve kinda accomplished a lot of my life goals, so I just keep trying to do the same things again bigger and better. Shrug. I don’t know if this post is whiney or insightful or boring or if I’ll even publish it. I don’t know if I feel better having typed it. I don’t know so many things.