For the month of August I took a three-week break. I could not move or sleep very well after delivering a baby. I decided to take it easy and focus on my health and baby. The fourth week I started thumbnailing.
I am in the process of thumbnailing the final pages for Crystal Visions. In the past, I worked on the pages in batches at a time. For example, I would do eight pages and then post and start the process over again. I am still doing the same strategy but this time I want to get all the thumbnails done. The reason I work that way is because it is the best way for me to manage my time. My other responsibilities in life keep me busy and there are times when I must give those responsibilities my full attention.
Why don’t I just finish the story all at once and just be done with it? Well, that is simple. I have a short attention span. I treat the moments when I must shift my attention away from the comic as a break from working on one thing. I find that once I am done, I can get back into creating with more enthusiasm. My goal while on maternity with the comic is to get as many full pages done for a continuous buffer with more page updates.