Well, I haven’t blogged in two weeks. May did not go how I intended.
Not only did I enormously fail at trying to blog every single day, I also failed at something else that I was really excited about. My Kickstarter.
The Amazing Redbee is my all-ages graphic novel that I put up on Kickstarter. My plan was to break up the graphic novel into three individual issues to not only cut down on printing costs, but to also try and build an audience. I received a few backers within the first week of the campaign, but as time went on, there wasn’t any activity on it. But something else happened.
I realized that even though I will eventually published The Amazing Redbee as a graphic novel, I need to focus on my strengths. I need to focus on what I’m best at and that thing is writing. Storytelling. Comic books is all about story telling, and I still love them, but in order for me to truly travel down the creative and professional path I know will make me happiest, and honestly one that I’ll be able to find monetary success, I need to focus on writing.
Which is painful to say out loud because I love comics. I love drawing. At the same time, I know if I’m truly judging my own creative talents, I am a better writer than I am an artist. That’s just the fact. As much as I love drawing, I’m better at telling a story with words, not art.
Sometimes the truth is a tough pill to swallow.
In these last two weeks of failure, I’ve also learned something else. As much as I love science fiction like Star Wars and the like, the stories I like telling are more grounded in the fantasy genre. Stuff like superheroes and magic. Urban fantasy I think is what I enjoye writing most. So that’s what I’ll be doing.
As June starts I’m going into renewed efforts to get back on the blogging schedule as well. So that’s it for today.
See you tomorrow.
“Fail early, fail often, but always fail forward.” – John C. Maxwell