Here are four pages from a graphic novel project that, most likely, I will never finish. I wrote the entire draft, and drew two dozen pages but I don’t think it’s ever going to make it onto my ‘To Do’ list.
It can be difficult to pick and choose what you spend your time on. I’m like most creatives and I have no end to projects I’d love to tackle. But you only have so much time in a day, a week – a life. I’m happy with the story, but the amount of work it would take to finish it doesn’t make sense. It is a ‘hard sell’ for a publisher and I’d probably end up trying to self publish it. But a 130 page graphic novel isn’t something you do part time. And as I make a living doing this work every day I spend doing something that is greatly less marketable, means I am putting off that other project, which I probably love just as much, which is more marketable. As a writer/illustrator making choices about what you want to do vs. what not to do is, unfortunately, a big part of your life.