One of the things I have read and heard from almost all authors I have read or listened to (and most cartoonists, too), is the need to “write every day”.
I understand the premise, but I almost never adhere to it. Maybe that’s because, as much as I love writing (and cartooning) neither are my livelihood or, really, my passion. They are something I enjoy, but they are more of a release.
Which explains why I write and draw what I do. I’ve seen the writing tips that advise, “Find out what’s selling and write that.” I write and I draw what interests me. Let’s be honest: in the entire world there are only about 75-100 cartoonists who are making a living at cartooning. So the odds are against breaking into that cabal. Writing is about the same. So, I can either agonize over writing to sell or I can write what I enjoying reading.
Now that some of you are buying my books, I’m enjoying what I write even more. I like to think that my enjoyment of my stories comes across in my writing. I’ll keep doing that, then.
Just not every day.