Friday, January 20, 2012

Everything You Ever Wanted

And I'm back. Vacation was all right, some unforeseen complications made things a little more stressful than I would have liked, but that's just the way it goes sometimes. Anyway, I've got some cool stuff in the pipeline and I hope to get it out to you soon. But in the meantime, here's a quickie I pulled together for all of you nice people as I get back into the swing of things.

I love this picture. I like the story I put with it, but I have to say it was actually one of the more difficult things I've written in a while. The main reason is I wanted this to be fast. More of a moment than an actual story. The problem was the story didn't like staying small. I could easily have made this into a two or three panel mental rambling that explored all the feelings and thoughts going through the protagonist's mind, but I didn't want that. This image was short and to the point, and the text needed to match. I probably spent more time cutting things out than putting them in. Funny how writing less can be so much more work. Have a good weekend everyone.


  1. I think you did a great job capturing an intense moment.

  2. Great Cap Rauk! The story was very intense and in the moment, while giving just enough hints about how it happened to feel like a full story. And that pic? Yum!

    I agree with you that writing less takes more time. I used to struggle with how much I wrote, as I was always finding some detail that would lead to an entire paragraph of text. Cutting those down to just the bare bones, and letting the reader fill in the details is hard, but I think its very rewarding in the end.

  3. ohhhh my firstly your right this is one smoking pic and secondly what a hot story to go with it.

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