I’m currently inking Ultimate Comics Avengers Vol 4 #1, in between Superior #4 and 5. Taking more inking jobs is insane, but I don’t mind. I don’t get to ink all the pages because Leinil’s pencils are absolutely intense with details, but it seems they got pretty good inkers to help out. Now all this is great and I welcome the jobs, but I’m just raring to get some extra time to continue work on Rizal. I really want the thing to go out next year for Rizal’s 150th birthday. It can’t NOT go out next year so I’m going to have to create some time, somehow. Less sleep maybe? But no, I have to have enough sleep every night. Every morning it seems like. My body clock has drastically changed the last couple of years. Time was I could wake up at 5 or 6 am no problem, but now it seems my peak hours of working are late at night and early in the morning. So I end up sleeping more and more in the morning. Which I hate because I love to experience mornings. I like how the early morning sunlight looks.
I get less and less time for everything. Less time for videos. Less time for going out. Less time for meeting people. I wake up. Email. Blog maybe once or twice a week. Maybe even less lately. Work. Lunch. Quick nap. Work. Play with dogs and cat. Work. Dinner. Work. Read a book. Sleep.
Yes, read a book. I need to keep up some culture somehow. Right now I’m reading Russell T. Davies’ “A Writer’s Tale”, which chronicles the writing of Doctor Who. I love it. It’s terribly deeply inspiring. Brilliant. Reading it has been very educational. Illuminating. It’s caused me to think about rewriting bits, maybe large bits of The Amazing Doctor Rizal. How to inject more character into the characters. How to make them more believable. How to make readers care for the characters. Reading through my first draft made me realize how much more work it needs. That right now it’s kinda crap. It needs something MORE.
I have to work in a couple of pages of Rizal before the year is out at the very least. But with an early January deadline for the Marvel stuff, I don’t see how that’s possible. I might end up sacrificing a bit of sleep. Let’s see.