The script for the first issue of the "Lupus Moon" comic book is coming along well.
I'm currently on page twelve of the script, but page ten in terms of the actual book. I'm very much enjoying the process, and I'm finding it a lot easier than I expected. I'm not sure why I ran from comic writing the last time around; I can only chalk it up to the unfamiliarity of working in a new medium and getting used to the process. Also the realization that this is going to be a long process, so I can jettison any ideas and fantasies of "blowing up" with this project anytime soon. The fact of the matter is I feel like I'm going in the right direction with this property and comics is a medium I absolutely adore and have for a long time. That love - and the anticipation of seeing and holding my first completed book - is what's going to fuel me along this journey.
Something else I've enjoyed about this process is the level of freedom and comfort I've had with editing the story. The first arc is planned for six issues, so the space constraints call for me to lose some of the material that previously existed in the screenplay and only focus on the meat that moves the story forward. Usually this would result in mass anxiety and repeated attempts to cram everything in anyway. After all, I took the time to write it, can't let it go to waste, right? But with acceptance of the medium and its structural necessities comes an understanding that it can only be done the way it has to be done - and if I really want to do it I'll make whatever adjustments are required. It's that simple; I'm just happy I adopted it sooner rather than later.
I haven't been on social media much about the book, either, which is a good thing. I'd rather have something to show the next time I post about it, so that's another motivator to keep moving forward, since I'm so excited about this book. Comicpalooza is next week, and I squee on the inside when I think of how cool it would be to have something to display or give away at next year's show. It's not an official goal, but it is something to dream about and shoot for. Who knows? Might just happen.
But not if I don't get to work. So until next time...