Page 46 - Brief Hiatus

24th Oct 2017, 7:27 PM in An Escalating Series of Crimes
Brief Hiatus
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Morgenstern 24th Oct 2017, 7:27 PM edit delete
So, here's the skinny:

I'm a professional writer. Barely. Tentatively. I more or less make enough money from a variety of projects, freelance work and articles to pay the bills most of the time. I want to stabilize this, and find artistic endeavors that can buy me food more... uh, consistently. I am currently neck deep in trying to get a few such endeavors off the ground, and am sandwiched between trying to press those endeavors AND the immense stress associated with knowing my bank account is, at present, a ticking countdown.

I'm not asking for money, because that would be really tacky. What I am doing is explaining why Dirty Drift is going on a (very hopefully brief) hiatus. My webcomics are, at present, passion projects--things that could in some magical fantasy of mine help me survive someday, but for now they're just things I like to do.

I've had to slow down doing Blood is Mine from its usual 5+ updates a day to about one a day-ish, if that, and that should tell you a lot. Dirty Drift is only once a week, but being a hand drawn comic it's way more stressful for me to work on. Now is just... really not a good period, time or energy wise, for me to be doing Dirty Drift. I am praying, praying that a few of the things I'm juggling work out, I can stop stressing about work, and I can go back to doing things because they're fun and not just because I need to pay rent. In the mean time, BiM will be updated less frequently, and this comic will be on hiatus.

My will to do this comic is not dead, and in fact I'm pretty grumpy that I have to put this on hiatus at all. It's just been the kind of week where I finally get done doing everything I have to do and holy crap it's 8:00 pm and I haven't even started on the comic yet. I like having a comic I drew but the act of drawing it stresses me out a lot. I don't like my drawn art nearly as much as I like my sprite work. I don't want to draw Dirty Drift if me rushing it and/or being wound up is going to make the comic suck a bunch.

So, it's getting a break until I don't have to rush and/or am not super stressed out. I'm going to randomly guess about a month or so, maybe more, maybe less. Hopefully less. Like, I could get a call a week from now that everything's cool and I can breathe again, or I might find out two months from now that I'm royally boinked.

Trying to make it as a writer is great when it's great, but man when it's bad it is real bad. If you're one of the handfuls of people that's actually into this comic, I'm sorry. I'll try to keep everybody updated. Things are just kinda ugly right now.


SunnySideUpSmile 24th Oct 2017, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
Oh no! :( I hope things get better for you.
dudecallmecool 24th Oct 2017, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
Hope everything works out :( I’ll try to donate if I can
5007-574IN3D 25th Oct 2017, 1:46 AM edit delete reply
inb4 MuGo is mentioned.

Anyway, good luck.
medsal15 25th Oct 2017, 12:23 PM edit delete reply
Work hard and achieve your dreams! Or don't. I'm not a dream cop.
Mr E 25th Oct 2017, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
I'm sorry to hear about the issues you're facing. I hope that you find a way to make it all work out soon.
Tobias7 5th Nov 2017, 9:31 PM edit delete reply
We're hear for you! Glad to hear that you still want to do the comic, if you have to take a break then take a break for your sake and the comic's. We'll be here when you are back! By the way, I've been busy the last couple months so I'm going to have a Dirty Drift reading spree next weekend to see what you've been up to!