So I am in my new home. I drove out here on August 1st and it was an uneventful drive, though at ten-and-a-half hours I'm glad it's the last time I'll be doing it. It's been a busy two weeks of cleaning the house and pulling weeds and then pulling the weeds that grew in place of the weeds I already pulled. Just a couple of days after arriving I opened the sliding door that leads from the solarium to the yard and found myself face-to-face with a wasp's nest that was about as large as my hand, upon which around 15-20 wasps were perched. Luckily, it was early morning and they were so sluggish that they didn't even react, so I quickly drove to the store and returned with a can of 'kill on contact' wasp spray that took care of that problem. I generally leave the insects around here alone, but the nest was just in a really bad spot. Sorry, guys.
Today I started my 'work schedule' which means that I spent four hours drawing in the morning, then four hours writing in the afternoon. Or at least that was the plan. I did get the drawing done, and it felt pretty good. My elbow was a bit stiff and my fingers a bit achy by the end of it, but that faded quickly enough. It's been months since I'd sat down to draw, and it has been many years since I spent that much time drawing without a break. I may have to deal with some swelling in the elbow and knuckles before my arm gets used to drawing this much again, but it will be worth it.
I didn't do any writing, but that's okay. I'm still doing my research and preparation for that, and will start writing in a week or two. I will plot 36 (or more) issues of a comic book series that I'd like to start publishing next year. I also have several ideas for novels that I will develop, with the goal of having at least four or five manuscripts completed in the next ten months. I am going to try the traditional publishing route for both comics and novels, and will self-publish if it becomes necessary. In the meantime, I'll be posting artwork (and possibly comic pages) here and on my Tumblr page. I plan to post cartoons and simple sketches over there, and female muscle and other work here. I will start uploading art in September, but may do so earlier if I hit my stride quickly enough. But I will be posting regularly from here on out.