I have found over the years that I get depressed if I’m not constantly “productive,” which usually means every day I need to do SOMETHING that I deem useful or else I feel really down. I’ve decided I need to do something about this. Along these lines, I also tend to be more motivated if I think people actually care if I’m doing anything.
So I’m starting the WIP Files.
Every day I’m going to do something in one of my projects– it can be research for a story (which can include reading, watching items, learning pieces of a language, etc), writing even a paragraph in any of my many projects, drawing even a panel in any of the many comic ideas/prompts I have, or any other project that arises. I will post something every day; a screenshot or excerpt or review of research notes, it doesn’t matter. It will all go into my WIP Files, and it will help me keep track of my progress and make me feel less useless, and for anyone interested in any of the projects it might be interesting, too.
The only way I’ll actually follow through on this is if I post it online in public where people can see it. If it’s just me, I will forget or lose interest and stop. So, I apologize in advance because there should be at least one small post every day from now on, and if it bothers you I will understand if you unfollow me or stop checking this blog. I might also post this simultaneously on tumblr, and perhaps eventually I will get it down to posting on just one of the two places. I will be tagging all of this “my WIP Files” on both sites, so if you find a way to block that tag that should help.
Note that this will be a range of projects, probably all original works, not all In the Company of Shadows-related but some of them will be. If anyone wants to try starting WIP Files for themselves along with me, they’re welcome to do so 🙂