WE ARE BACK. I hope it’s not too early to announce that.

Well, December was… well, not too amazing for me. That’s not to say it was bad—I had a good time, but productivity screeched to a halt, if you somehow didn’t notice. I don’t know if it’s the chemical balance of my mind, the stress from holiday retail hours, the time I spent with Jessica and friends home from college, Destiny grinding, or a combination of all of the above. Regardless of the cause, Waking Up Dead had to take a back seat, as life got in the way.

That’s not to say I haven’t been fine-tuning and scripting, but I haven’t had the patience or drive to actually sit down and pump out a page in a while.

It’s a new year according to the little copyright date on the above comic. That means, I have new goals and ambition for the next year.

Last year, I was able to successfully get my license and save up some money. Not that much since last year, but still.

Firstly, my plan for work: My goal is, by the end of the year to be working a full-time, non-retail job. Specifically something that pays decently enough so that I can support myself.

Second, my plan for life: Relying goal 1, my goal is to move out of my parent’s house and support myself. This is completely dependent on the first goal, however, because it’s a question of money.

Lastly, my plan for Waking Up Dead: Over a year ago, I was able to push the comic to updating two pages a week. I somewhat struggled since then, but ultimately it was a success. Having missed so many updates in the past two months, I am sick of it, as I’m stuck on a single issue of the story, and these issues take the bulk of a year to complete. As such, I hope, by December 31, to be updating 3 times a week regularly, with little to no missed updates. It’s going to take a while, and I may need to change up my process (switch to manga studio from Photoshop/Illustrator?), but I’m going to figure out how to cut time on any given page, and I’m going to force myself to sit down and work, at the expense of other activities.

These goals won’t be easy, but I’m confident I can at least complete some, if not all of them.

Anyway, I’ll let you go. I’ll see you all on Friday.