I have a process when I finish a comic chapter. I stop. I breath. I pace the house. I go over the future parts of the script, if it’s written, and revise according to what I changed as I drew the chapter. Then I format the just-finished chapter for Smashwords, Kindle, Drivethru Comics, etc. Then I pace the house some more. Usually I stay up for 24 hours working on it.
Then I take a week off.
It’s just really important to take that time to avoid burn out.
Then the magical day comes – that day when I begin revving engines to prepare for another chapter run.
Step 1. Open the script, skim a bit to remind myself of things or make more changes. This is probably the most important part. I’m all about consistency, the art of foreshadowing, and other things.
Step 2. Separate the right chapter from the entire script and put into its own document that will keep track of page numbers, once again going over details.
Step 3. Print said chapter, put it into the Holy Book of Heavenly Bride, and set it on my desk in preparation for the next day I’ve set aside for Heavenly Bride work.
All of this takes a while. But it’s done. Chapter 7 starts soon.
Someday I should like to have part of that be “send scripts to penciller and get all excited while waiting for the first pages to come back.” 🙂
This isn’t much of an update, so you know. Enjoy School House Rock at the start of this post.