John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

I'll Be Right Back With More STUFF

Sittin' in O'Hare, waitin' for my flight home. MFF was fun, but wore me out by the end. I could use the day off tomorrow to recover, but I'm going to need to save up my time off, as more family drama is bearing down on us like a train. My mother is in the hospital, having gone from not being able to stand up to having pneumonia to having a collapsed artery and losing the use of her left arm over the course of the past week. I'm endeavoring to maintain a mature and level-headed attitude about this, but given the past couple of years my instinctive reaction is to flip the nearest table and start yelling. I ddin't post about it in the days leading up to the con, as I didn't want the con to be overshadowed by the situation, but I suspect the entire family will be spending the next several weeks coping with the fallout of this.

As you might guess, that's not how I wanted to spend the next few weeks. In fact, I had great hopes for the next few weeks, which I am now going to file under the heading of "pipe dreams you might get to someday." Even if I have the mental bandwidth and the physical time, the emotional stability required may simply not be there. We'll see. I'm currently very tired, and I'm sure that's impacting my outlook on the topic.

IF the universe will permit it, I hope to finish off all my backlogged commissions in the upcoming month or so and maybe even do a more fun pieces of art. I have two new "Ponies vs. Daleks" ideas, and have a few more comic ideas I've been noodling with. Also, I had a publisher tell me, "Whenever you want to put out a book, you've got a reserved spot with us," which I have to admit is a very gratifying thing to hear! I just need to actually honor that mighty compliment with, y'know, actually creating something.

So, we'll see what the upcoming weeks will bring. I keep working to get past some big fat hairy deal, only to have another big fat hairy deal show up-- living in a constant state of crisis management is no way to run a railroad, and I need to figure out some way to get out of this cycle.

If crap would stop happening at me, that would help. :P But I can't control that-- I need to figure out a way to keep getting things done, on the assumption that the crap is just gonna keep flying at me or even get worse from now until doomsday.

But that's for later. Right now, all I need to do is get on the plane and get home. :) So that's what I'll concentrate on for a bit.

-The Gneech
Tags: comics and art, conventions, fantasy, furry, gneech news, mlpfim, rant, the business end, writing life
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