5/4/2023 Update Included in the Read More.
Hello, everyone! I’m updating my logo, website, and changing my social media accounts to mostly updates only. The long reasoning can be found below. Please click the read more for the rest of the post.
The last year and half haven’t been the best for me. While there have been improvements, it could easily slide again so me posting again it a tentative move. There are still plenty of days that I feel I should prepare to pivot careers. So, to keep going, I will engage with social media at my discretion. Instagram will be the main social media I update.
I’m hard at work keeping my mind occupied with my stories and have embarked on a journey to love my art again as well. It’s a slow process and I hope to add other social endeavors as I am able. My schedule is currently in a state of changing from week to week, sometimes day to day, but I will do my best to keep books coming out at regular intervals. I have so much to share with all of you!
I'm still writing (I have so many drafts ready for edits…) and now drawing again. That comic idea I spoke of a few months back? It wound up expanding my current science fiction series instead! I have a few more ideas floating around for a comic, but because it’s so time intensive, I will focus on illustrations and my writing first.
This website’s coming soon page will hold most of the updates about the various projects I have in the pipeline. Please keep reading if you’d like to learn about my new logo and thought processes.
12/31/2022 - Original Post Content Below
I updated my logo to better represent my work going forward and decided to include my favorite color (purple) instead of blue. I tried out various color pallets and made the logo fit better in a rounded social icon better settling on this one. So! If you see this logo, it is me. It will be the last time I update it for a long while as I feel it represents my work well now. My time away let me reflect on my writing and art and that had me scrutinizing my logos (Zurr Sol’s as well), thus, the updates.
Website + Art
I updated various parts of my website, tweaked some text and added a place for my art. One thing that came out of my long absence was wanting to love my art again. I’ve spent so long unhappy with it (mostly after graduating college) and with my chronic hand-problems, art is a love-hate relationship for me. This coming year, I’m hoping to change that. I’ve admired a few artists for a while and they’ve inspired me to continue my art journey. I will probably do some re-draws of some old, but familiar art and test a few other illustration techniques.
I’m finally going to tackle making a comic again too! I originally wanted to make comics, but because of my hand-problems, I had to abandon that. I turned to writing instead and now I want to try it again and see if I can make it work at my own pace. The last one I did doesn’t jive with my anymore, so my next one is in the works. All I can share is the genre (science fiction) and that it will be in black and white for my sanity and my hand. I’ll do an update post on my socials with more info on where it be uploaded when its ready. Wish me luck!
As a highly introverted and socially awkward person and not very social in general, social media is a daunting place and full of stress for me, especially when I had to worry about what I was and was not doing on any given day. Most days I interacted with people left me nauseous, jittery, and questioning if I’d said something that wasn’t the norm or reacted with too little or enough enthusiasm in the way I worded a response, or even sounding too formal. There were days I even wondered if I came off as wanting something instead of it coming off as expressing my genuine like of someone else’s work. With few people to talk to about such things, I knew this wasn’t something I should keep interacting with. It was the first thing I dropped when things took a turn in December 2021.
After nearly a year away from social media due to a bout of depressing events with my works, some tough times offline, and the reasons above, I’ve decided that my social media accounts will be mostly updates only or updated sporadically if I have something to share. While there have been improvements offline, it could easily slide again, and I may need to go dark once more.
I was very close to pivoting away from writing in 2022. It’s been a rough year. So, going forward, I will mostly stay off my author based social media accounts. It began to affect my creativity and mental health negatively and still does from time to time when I let my mind wander. I’ve been happier without social media and my productivity has improved. The more I write and draw, the less I think of the what ifs.
I'm still writing and now drawing again. This website’s COMING SOON page will hold most of the updates about the various projects I have in the pipeline.
Places I may comment on sporadically or cheer for other authors, etc.
I support a few authors/artists on Patreon too and interact sometimes in Discord servers too. So! You may see me other places too.
Other accounts I hold are on the ABOUT page, but I do not frequent them as much or they are for other ideas in the future.
Thank you for sticking me all this time. I really appreciate it more than I can express. See everyone again next update.
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