One Giant Leap

Feb 27, 2017, 9:14:00 AM

One Giant Leap

One small step for man and one giant leap for mankind!

... or for Jade.

I've been doing these comics last minute and without a plan. So, in other words, the polar opposite from The Rabbit and the Moon where everything was meticulously planned out, scripted, and storyboarded. These are done more on the fly and admittedly the first few have been easy since the dialogue is not entirely my own (the illustrations are though).

BTW, for the record, I do believe we set foot on the moon. This story is the combination of the U.S.'s historic moon landing with the Chinese mythology of the lady and rabbit of the moon.

Not only was the moon landing one giant leap for mankind... not only is this comic one giant leap for Jade... it's also one giant leap into the unknown for me. I don't have a plan for the 4th strip. I kinda have an idea of where the story should go and yes, Kamiko will appear at some point, but we'll take it a week at a time.

I haven't been focused too heavily on This Mortal Coil lately.

My main interests now are: 1. finding a job; 2. getting book 2 of The Mechanical Bird out.

I'm making progress (I think) on both fronts.

As for The Mechanical Bird, my steampunk novel, I've expanded the second book from 30k words to 45k words and edited things to make more sense and flesh them out. I'm going to start doing the line editing and get this book in shape for publishing on Kindle.

My goal is to make 3 books and see how it does on Kindle. So far it's going slow, but I expect that. I'm also learning how to put together a newsletter and mailing list for the book series as well as get proper keywords. So there's a lot to learn.

I don't have much more to discuss today. I'm battling a cold right now so I'll cut this short.

Have a good Monday and a good week. If you're going to the Game Developer's Conference, and if I'm feeling better, maybe I'll see you there!