Sup! There’s a TL;DR version of this post at the bottom. Everyone else, read on!
I like to make goals for Second Lunch. It’s how I stay engaged and interested with blogging. I think of those goals as mountains, ones that I know I can summit. Some of them easily, and some of them laboriously, but always attainable. Most of those goals are specific things I want to do in a new post.
You may remember that I took a hiatus during summer. It’s around that time that I began noticing a mountain way off in the distance that just towers over the rest of them. It’s massive because it’s made up of several different goals. And I’m not quite where I want to be as creator in order to properly go after it. It also appears to be jagged, snow capped, and quite possibly littered with zombies, spiders, and zombie spiders (I haven’t hiked a mountain in a few years, so I assume the games changed).
What I’m trying to say, is that this heavily defended mountain is a project for Second Lunch that I’ve subconsciously been marching towards for the past several months. And when I feel ready, I will be hell bent on attempting to complete it.
I’d love to tell you more about this project, but the embarrassing truth is that I don’t fully understand what it is. And it is a few months away from being possible to start building.
I have a fairly solid concept of what it is I want to accomplish, but I first need to get better at a few different things before I can realistically attempt it. Refining my illustration style was just one of many items on a checklist of those things that I need to improve upon.
There’s also no endgame in mind for this project. It’s a passion project, a labor of love. It’s something I have to do because I am obsessed with making things, as well as pushing the creative boundaries of what a WordPress blog can do.
Um, great, Tim…but if you don’t even know what “it” is or if “it” is even possible, why are you even telling us then? … Also, WHY ARE YOU IN YOUR UNDERWEAR?!
The truth is, I need to take some time to think about this project without the pressure of putting out weekly content. I need the type of thinking that requires long sips of whiskey and the rubbing of my chin. So I need to take a mini-hiatus. That means there will be one more post (published sometime between Xmas and NYE) and then I’ll be back to regular posting on Jan 7th 2013.
It’s not a hiatus similar to the one I took earlier this year. This is more of just a weird schedule shift here at Second Lunch. I’ll still be all up on the Facebook and the Twitter and the reading of blogs and all that jazz. I mean, how jarring was the comparison I showed you guys on Facebook between a drawing I did in high school and my current illustration style?
Also, It’s the holiday season anyway, I feel like it will be a little bit slower on the internet. So this is probably a good time to take a little bit of a breather before starting the new year.
OK, this is getting rambly. I just want to say that when I’m back from this mini-hiatus it’ll be business as usual. And I won’t mention this hypothetical blog project again until I know for sure that I can attempt it. But I just wanted you guys to know why I need to take a step back and mess up the schedule for a little bit.
Cool? Cool. Let’s hug it out.
I finished laundry a while ago. I just chose not to wear clothes in our imaginary hug.
TL;DR: There’s a project I want to complete for the blog. I’m taking a mini-hiatus to think about it some more. Back to normal posting on Jan 7th 2013.
Okay, what about you guys? Have you ever had something nagging at you that you just needed to create? A novel? A piece of music? An amazing Minecraft city? I’m interested, so TELL ME!