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National Novel Writing Month

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 17, 2014, 1:16 PM

Sorry for the lack of art updates, everyone. I’ve been spending my free time writing the comic scripts for my graphic novel “Blind Follies: The Flower and Death.

I have a lot of preparation and some last few commissions to finish before I can start drawing, but I honestly never intended to write the entire script by then. Just sort of unintentionally fell into participating in National Novel Writing Month. I’ve just been so excited with how the story has come together, I can’t seem to stop myself and the words are just pouring out of me!

I’ve already completed the scripts for 4 out of the probably 7 chapters and made serious headway on chapter 5!

To be honest, writing has always been a passion of mine and once started again, I can’t seem to stop. The good thing about it is this way I get to survey the completed arc and see how well it conveys the themes. I can’t wait til I’m able to bring this world to life as I learn sequential storytelling and comic art. It’s going to be a tough, but rewarding experience. And putting off the training and writing I’m now finally doing had only pushed the project out further and further. It felt selfish to put my head down and bury myself in my own projects, to step back and away from the world for a bit. But the only way to do something is to do it. And I don't have anymore time for creator's guilt.

Getting things done, and it feels amazing. <3

2015 Convention Schedule
-Winter SacAnime: Sacramento, CA - Jan 2-4- Tabling w/Krysten Reis
-Emerald City Comicon: Seattle, WA - Mar 27-29- TBA
-Wizard World: Sacramento, CA - Jun 19-21- Artist Alley
-Anime Expo: Los Angeles, CA - Jul 2-5- Artist Alley

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  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: Forward, Oneiroi!
  • Reading: Figure Drawing: Design and Invention
  • Watching: Over The Garden Wall
  • Drinking: tea (always and forever)


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Sarah René Straub
Freelance illustrator, mythology buff, hopeless romantic, self-proclaimed 'hobbit,' amateur floriographer, vintage gamer, cat enthusiast, & lover of tea...

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Moogleborg Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Happy birthday Sarah! :D
SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thank you!
SpencerBingham Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I saw your work at Fanime. Great stuff!
SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Aw, thanks so much! :)
DysFuncReal Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was so great meeting you in person at Fanime Saturday. I hope the rest of your con went well and I wish you and Lily all the best!
SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thank you very much! I had a lot of fun at the Con. And I hope she'll be ok too.
Spyrofan1310 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I'll be looking forward to seeing you at Fanime next week, I'll be cosplaying as Big Macintosh. How's your cat doing?
SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Not sure if I saw you at Fanime, but Lily is doing ok. She's all better after a painful recovery and is finally able to run, jump, and play with our other cat again. I may have to take her back in to get another small lump looked at. I suspect this one might be a stitch left behind that was healed over, but we'll see.
Spyrofan1310 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
No pictures with me so far. But if you look at my deviantart ID picture, my Big Mac cosplay is right there, so you'll know who I am if any pictures of me DO get posted, or if you passed me in the convention center.
Spyrofan1310 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I'm terribly sorry. I had no idea where the art gallery was because it wasn't in the convention center this year. But I'm glad your cat is better now. Although I may be in some posted pictures of the MLP FIM gathering, I haven't checked yet.
SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Yeah, they were supposed to post tons of signage directing traffic to the artist alley and not only did they not do that, but we weren't even on the official map of the convention! So that was pretty upsetting... I'm sure I'll see you at another convention eventually. :)
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Uneclipsed Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty! I hope she's okay! :/ Spending money we don't have on our little babies is worth it.
SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Thanks. And yeah, the cost hurts, but not as much as it would hurt to lose her. Gotten a lot of support though, so I should be able to slowly work off the cost.
EricaTheFuschia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
A little late, but i wanted to say how awesome it was to see you at Emerald City! I started following you last year on DeviantArt after seeing you there, and to see all the new concepts you had for 'Blind Follies' made me so happy! Best of luck with your job, and hopefully a turn-around after what sounded like a pile of bad stuff last year.
SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Aw, it's never too late to offer some encouragement! :hug: I really appreciate the kind words and will continue trying to work on the comic. The beginning of this year has also had it's obstacles, but I'm still truckin' on through!
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