2020 Writing Log, Part Ten

– “I am going to take a break from Malice,” I said. Then, having spoken, I immediately started writing the next two chapters.

– This has been a week for commissions, and I’ve spent a fair amount of time communicating with artists during the past few days. It’s been a lot of work, but I’ve been having a lot of fun!

– I worked with Checkuuu on an illustration of Zelda from Malice. This artist has been drawing Land of the Lustrous fan art recently, so their illustration is both Murder and Fashion, a combination that I very much appreciate.

– I worked with Lakokoosa on an illustration of Link and Sidon from Malice. They’re sporty, adorable, and totally dating!

– I worked with Frankiesbugs on a four-panel gag comic about the Breath of the Wild sequel. This idea has been haunting me since the trailer was first released last summer, and creating this comic felt like an exorcism. Truly I am blessed.

– I worked with JazineDraws on an illustration of Hero from The Demon King. This artist is such a superstar, and I literally cried when she accepted this commission. She was an absolute professional and sent me a lot of WIP images, and I feel like I learned a lot from seeing her process.

– And there’s more good work to come soon! It is so goddamn incredible to see my ideas come to life like this, and like… I really wish there were a way for me to do this sort of thing professionally.

– Anyway, speaking of The Demon King, I wrote a good four thousand words of backstory and worldbuilding. I could have written more, but I stopped myself before I became completely insufferable.

– I finished the line editing for all of the stories in It Never Happened. I also created the front and back covers of the chapbook and set up the page layout. This coming week is going to be about copying and pasting, which actually takes much longer than it sounds like it should.

– I got everything ready for my university courses to go completely online during the coming week. Oh man. Here we go.

– And finally! I got an offer letter from the University of Pennsylvania and signed a lease for an apartment in Philadelphia. I have to admit that I was genuinely worried about being jobless and homeless, but everything turned out all right, thank goodness.

We’re living in a difficult time, and I’m afraid it’s going to get worse before it gets better. I hope everyone reading this is doing okay.