I’ve made it known that I am working on various endeavors outside of my day job. Reading this chapter of Marc Andreessen came at a great time.
Don’t fetishize failure…put the time into actually figuring [things] out and getting [them] right.
With the coming of the new month, I was going to focus on the March of Robots sketch challenge. It’s a good initiative to engage artists in a common theme throughout a given month. There are other various challenges as well, most famously Inktober.
Instead, I will use March as a month of further developing my children’s story. I’ll be sketching mock ups for each of the planned 13 pages. I’ll , however, bytart solidifying the look of my characters, committing them to muscle memory.
What’s the hobby? What’s the thing at night or on the weekend?
It will be this. Every night. Every free second of the day.
I am new to this space. I’ve never written a book. I’ve never had a project this big in scope. But that’s the beauty of it: the fear, the not knowing. I look forward to it.
Smart people should make things.
I hope you will follow me on this journey. You can watch me make mistakes. You can experience my successes. I’m going to document and share what I learn. Maybe it can benefit you as well. I will post here but also on Instagram and Twitter.
Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call ‘life’ was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same.
— Steve Jobs