To be honest, I'm not even sure what I'll write for part 2. We'll just play it by ear.
So I started my new job today. So far, so good. Their flex-time system for work hours means that I have some freedom in choosing my hours and also that I don't have to worry if traffic or other problems make me a few minutes late on a given day.
Also... lot's to do, but all of it familiar to some degree. So it should only be a few days before I'm up to speed and keeping busy enough for the day to zip by. Heck, today felt like it went by pretty quickly.
Also... there are a couple of projects that I know I can help out on, and which should take some of the burden off other people. That should help with the performance review in six months.
Also... they will close for the last week of the year, so I get a kind of mini-vacation just a few weeks into the job. Not a bad way to ease into it!
Also... I arrived home to find a jury summons in the mail. Check that... a GRAND JURY summons. Sheesh, for two years I've had the time to serve on a jury in any capacity, but they wait until I start a new job. Ah, well, although I might be asked to serve for as long as four months, they are not full weeks. I might only have to report once or twice a week. So it might work out. To be clear: I have no problem serving on a jury. It's just the timing that makes it awkward. On the other hand, if it's just a day a week for a couple of months I'd almost welcome it-- it's a much shorter drive.
Also... Katie (my cat) did not eat all day and didn't use her litter box either. That has me worried. I did coax her to eat and she finally did use the litter, but she seems a bit out of it. The change in my schedule might be a rough ride for her for a few days or weeks. I don't know. I was ready to deal with her acting up and damaging stuff, but I wasn't prepared for her to get into a depressed mood. Hopefully she adjusts quickly.
Finally... I'm suspending commissions for the time being. A new job was one thing. A new job and a lengthy jury service are another. And a kitty on the fritz is making me just a bit anxious.
For now, I will continue to work on my comic. I am going to re-do Bad Data from the start, creating shorter stories that fit into a larger whole. I am going to streamline things a bit so that Beverley is the main character (as she likely would have ended up being). My intention is to create a complete set of layouts and lettering for all 48 pages of the first story, then I will refine it and improve it. And then I'll start inking and posting new pages. They will be posted here on DA, as promised. I may provide additional items and info on Patreon, but the first story will be presented here in its entirety. I am not sure when pages will begin to appear, but it won't be this year. I do plan to start uploading more artwork again soon, some here and some exclusive to Patreon. With so many new watchers who seem to like the female combat art and stories, it only makes sense to resume posting more of those as well.
Hah! I named this "2018" and I haven't even started talking about next year. Oh well. Now I know what part 2 will discuss...