No. I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, I've been busy. I also needed to get away from DA for a bit. If you used some of my groups, I regret to inform you that I closed them down due to lack of time. I work a full time job and I'm extremely lucky if I'm able to draw after work if I'm not tired. I'm still drawing in my sketchbook and I do have some artwork down the pipeline planned, both original and fanart. I've been writing a lot more than before. In fact, I did NaNoWriMo back in November and won! Now, I'm working on editing and revising this novel. What is this novel you speak of? It's called "Naughty or Nice" (working title). It's about a kid named "Chrissy Deigh" who celebrates Christmas EVERY DAY and somehow discovers how to use magic for a very important reason. I'm planning to release the book later this year (Targeted for the 4th quarter of 2014). In the words of Vanellope Von Schweetz "It's gonna need a LOT
of work". This time, I really want to get it REALLY published by an actual publisher. It's going to need several revisions and I'm going to need Beta readers to get an idea if what I'm doing is great or not. So far, I think what I'm doing is going to be special and I want the world to see it. Even if I don't get it published for really real, it's going to come out one way or another. Illustrations will also be included, but story matters over any drawing I do for the book. I may not start those until Spring at the earliest.
Of course, that means the future of Maddie Mckenszie is on hold. I was going to start work on Maddie book III, but Chrissy has more priority. She will return...one day. The road map is like this. Two more Maddie books and a webcomic focusing on Princess Penelope. I may do a "beta" webcomic sometime this year, but I want to make sure I'm not being overloaded.
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