September 12th, 2008

beachy

State of the Gneech

As you probably know, I've considered myself "on vacation" for a while now, although that's a bit of a misnomer because except for Dragon*Con I've still been at my day job. But I've been avoiding anything to do with comics, scaled back on most of my internet haunts, rarely been on IM services and the like, and been extremely sparse (by my usual standards) in my posts or comments on LJ.

FWIW, I hope you've been enjoying the quiet. ;) I certainly have! Obsessive type that I am, I have been throwing myself into some projects, yes, but they are mostly offline things that I've done purely for my own enjoyment and don't expect to really "go" anywhere. But as they say, "a change is as good as a rest." By putting Internet Gneech on vacation, Offline Gneech has had the opportunity to stretch his mental legs a bit, delve into some new fields of study, and catch up with some stuff that's been on hold for years.

Vacations do need to end sooner or later, of course. My first indicator that I might soon be ready to "get back to work" actually came yesterday on the commute home, when I came up with my first idea for a Fictionlet in some time. It's not an idea I'm convinced that I want to use, but it is at least an idea, and that's a start. The fact that it presented itself to me unbidden suggests that the creative gears are starting to turn again; experience has taught me that the best thing to do at this stage is just let them build up their own momentum. Eventually, the ideas will start churning out on their own accord, and all I need to do is start writing them down again.

As long as I can avoid all-nighters and weekend days for the day job, we should start seeing some progress soon. :)

-The Gneech