Squiders, it’s going to be October by the end of the week. On the one hand, October! I love October! On the other hand–where has 2016 gone? I’m not ready for it to be this late in the year! I had so many plans! So much to do!
::runs about, flailing arms wildly::
I think part of my general anxiety is that I have no separation between work and home. I could be at work at any time, and often am. There’s no sense of “work is over and now it is home time” and everything gets mixed together. This is the danger of working at home, my friends.
Also probably freelancing/doing contract work in general.
Anyway, long story short, I’m going to try an experiment for October. It’s somewhat along the idea of the adult coloring book craze. And that is that I’m going to try to incorporate sketching back into my normal routine. It’s something I’ve always done–something I started doing even before I started writing as a child. And I used to do it all the time. I was reminded of that recently as my mother decided to move in with my grandmother, and so I needed to go through all the stuff I’d left at her house.
And a lot of what I’d left were notebooks. Notebooks full of drawings. Sure, there were illustrated stories here and there as well, but for the most past, it was just drawings. People, animals, aliens, clothes. Even through college and when I was working, I still sketched, in the margins of my notes or meeting minutes. But once I started working from home five years ago I stopped, aside from the odd landsquid or specific drawing, usually related to writing somehow (such as designing uniforms or working through other worldbuilding).
And so I’m going to start it back up. Maybe somewhere in my psyche, I need to sketch every now and then, to let my mind calm down and my thoughts flow more naturally. So, for October, I’m going to try to sketch on a regular basis. See how it goes.
To celebrate, I drew you guys another landsquid. That’s two in one week–crazy, I know.
I’m not going to just draw landsquid for the entirety of October, though.
Anyway, wish me luck! Any plans for October yourselves, Squiders?