Holy shit, does writing become less fun when you’re doing it for WORK. Especially when you have absolutely no creative control. Every client would say they accepted pitches, and I’d pitch something that seemed to fit their site, and they’d veto it pretty much immediately. Which, hey, fine, but like – don’t pretend you’re giving me a say! Just give me my assignment, pay me my meager fee, and move on!
Have you ever watched an interview where someone asks an actor/artist/writer/creator/whatever what their advice for other aspiring whatevers is, and their response is: "Just Do the Thing!" This is not very good advice. Obviously, there were some extra steps that made that whoever whatever they are. It seems almost insulting to hear their success reduced … Continue reading “Doing the Thing” is pretty hard to do (but you’ll get there, bud)
Hi! I’m back, potentially, hopefully, possibly, maybe. It’s been a rough few months. Have I mentioned that in every single blog post I’ve made in the past few months? Probably. Stuff has just been sucking. I haven’t really felt motivated to do…anything. The depression is here in full force, and even though I’ve wanted to … Continue reading Welcome (Back) To Hell Zone!
Ah, things. They be quite hard, yeah? I've been a bit behind these past few months, due to this time of year being particularly stressful. Now that I'm working a full-time job instead of my usual part-time or seasonal gigs, I'm learning that the end of the year is a bit rough at an office! … Continue reading Hey, you! Yes, YOU! Your writing matters! Seriously! Thank you for being here!
Full disclosure: this post’s less about the anime and more about the me. Well, okay, most of my posts end up being more about myself than anime, but this one’s especially going to be more journal-like. Somewhere along the way, this anime blog became more of a feelings blog, probably because I don't have as … Continue reading Some thoughts about growing up, being scared, and wishing you could make money writing