Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It doesn't matter, anyway. Not to Liz.

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This is a sombre scene, and I found myself feeling pretty sorry for those kids.  I mean, doing what you think is the right thing can land you in deep water sometimes, and when people don't believe you, it's an extra heap of bitter on top of the double-decker ice-cream sundae of dispair.

Wait...that sounds pretty good, actually.  I must need a snack.

Anyway, I counted out the pages I've gotten done so far, and it looks like it comes to about 11 comic-sized pages.  That's a great thing to celebrate!  Then, I looked at my plot outline, and we're at plot point number 5 out of 16.  For THIS chapter of the story.  I figure there's at least one if not two other chapters before this whole mess is complete.  Let's hope I don't die of old age before getting this story told!
I just try not to think about it, and enjoy the process.  I mean, what else am I going to do with my evenings? :)

Say, speaking of plot points, there's a great article by Newsarama where they interview Kody Chamberlain (creator of the southern murder-drama "Sweets") and he outlines his creative process for creating a story.  Go read it.  I admire the heck out of someone with that kind of dedication and hustle.

Till next time.
-Dave

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Monster...is that French?

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Wow.  It's been a while!

I don't know if I can say that I really know why I've been gone.  It could be that long stories burn me out...and this is a long one!  It could be that I just needed a break.  It could have been writer's block.  It could have been seasonal allergies....I don't know.  I just lost all of my drive to create.  It was actually pretty awful....my brain needs these stories to chew on or it gets nuts.  So, I had a brain going nuts, and no creative drive.  Ugh.

Anyway, Doc is back!  He seems at ease with the locals, doesn't he?  I imagine him thinking things like "You stupid savage!" while seeming all cool on the outside. :)  Doc's all class....until he isn't, that is.

I've also set up a Facebook page for "Dave Flora Presents", with lots of nifty pictures of stuff (and the latest news and discussions) over there.  You should see a "Like" thingy over there on the right.  Just click it and let me know if it works!

Now that I'm back....I'm going to be out of touch for a few days, out on a family vacation....so don't feel offended if I don't respond to comments immediately.  You know I love you guys!

All the best,
-Dave