February 11th, 2012
I forget the comic book artist who said it but the impact of the idea remains: whenever you get a new sketchbook, just draw something, anything, awful and goofy on the first blank page; this frees you up to do anything you like in the pages beyond.
I should have posted this here earlier, but here it is: I started this novella for NaNoWriMo three years back. I recently went through and edited it (just a once-over) because I wanted to get something out there. So I bucked up and put up a Kindle edition:
It turns out that getting the formatting right is a giant pain in the ass without an actual Microsoft Word-formatted .DOC. Why, Kindle? Why won’t you recognize tab indents from any of the other thousand programs I own that output the Word .DOC format?
Other than that, well– it’s not the most life-changing story in the world, but it’s mine and having that first goofy page inked in makes it a lot easier to go forward. Now I can focus on all of the other stories that have been brewing in my head and let them find their way out into the world.
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