so this year, on san diego comic con i met a guy that just in one simple swoop destroyed my patience for excuses.
meet Larime Taylor
you go here, you see this video... and you ask yourselves, do you want it hard enough.
this man is a storyteller at heart. his cmic is an intense one, really cool and i recommend it it is available for preorder, a voice in the dark. it is out in november. i don't usually promote stuf, rarely even my own, but i want to promote this because this man deserves it!
so stop looking for excuses, stop trying to find reasons why it cant be done, start working on ways to get it done.
you have one life... if you want to be a storyteller , be it! be a writer , be an artist, be what you always wanted to be.
dont give up. you will hit those walls, they will be frustrating. but take it from me, i was self taught, and all you truly need is perseverance and discipline, and if you dont take it from me, take it from Larime!
I have starting a comic as a hobbie, to see if I would like it, and indeed, I enjoyed. I enjoyed so much that it is my main focus since two years. I am looking to improve and restart my comic made two years ago to make it as perfect as possible. I am looking for critiques everytime I can get some, and take notes of every comments.
I am ready to do it. I want to do it!
I'm being the artistic director
You don't like excuses, but because I'm tired and therefor in a random mood, that's what I'm dishing out
My excuses are three:
1) I procrastinate - terribly! ((Hey, at least I'm honest - but I have been working at that, and I'm doing a lot less of it lately))
2) I am trying to finish 7+ storylines at once, in writing, art and animations, each with their own cast of characters. ((Not to mention my plush-making and fanart/fanfic hobby )) Each take up a lot of time, but I'm slowly getting there.
3) I get stuck easily, so if I ever do, I give it a week ((and work on something else)) then return to what I was doing.
I mean, sure, I could easily make up a barrage of excuses - I'm retarded ((So? I have been my whole life, why does that hinder me aside from having to make sure it makes sense to others? ...Okay and having no sense of time management XD)), my laptop is crappy ((Yeah I can't open Microsoft Word like EVER, but that's why I borrow my mom's laptop)), people keep dying ((Sad as it is, death is a part of life. I mean sure, having two funerals in one month isn't easy in the least, but that's why I keep myself busy, because it's too sad otherwise)), and a million other excuses, but at the end of the day - it's my fault for overloading myself on work.
those are lifes punches we all face them in some form or another. they are often brutal, and quite merciless...
you know well what excuses are. in todays society we all know what they are... excuse is saying you really want to create something , but you just cant find that pesky time...however time is found for gaming, for internet browsing, often for hours a day...watching a rerun of something you have seen many times over while lazily tossing a glance at the tools of ones desired trade and just thinking...soon...
it is about the bullshit. about saying i want to do something and then just keepin up with inventing new reasons why it is not getting done.
this journals purpose is to get people to face their own desire. do they want it and are they willing to put up the effort to do it.
you are not coming to a comic company with 5 sketches saying you can do much more.
you are working hard to be able to do what you want to do. and that, my friend, is the best way to do it!