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10 December 2005 @ 04:41 pm
The times and tribulations of reaching for your dream..  
A pretty ticket..... Look what finally came in the mail.. tickets to Nagayan's Xmas party event on the 17th! They look like postcards, they're really pretty and red. I always enjoy his fanclub events, so this should be good!! I got two of the tickets, and Aloni should have the other two, so we're all set for fun next Saturday night! ^^ It feels like forever since I've been to an event, but it hasn't really been all that long, or is it that I've done a lot of other fun things with my friends instead recently, so it feels like a lot of time in between events??

I'm trying to catch up on belated emails, but it's a long and winding road to follow, so those that are still waiting... I promise I'll get to you!!

It seems I'm inherently unable to write stories, and this is hanging me up seriously on my manga. Don't get me wrong-- I love writing. Words intrigue me, and maybe this is why I write on my journal so often. I also love to make up plot lines and characters and situations. But writing it all down in a story format makes me want to turn my attention to something else. I desperately want to draw it, I LOVE drawing... but it's the writing out every little thing and the beginning draft of the dialogue that I don't feel that I care to do. I really, really need to get past this. Does anyone have any tips on getting yourself to want to write when you don't really want to write? Is there even anyone who knows what I mean? O.o

Here's to teaching myself more discipline. ファイト、火ちゃん、ファイト!!!!! いつまでも挑み続けて行こう!
Current Music: Nagayama Takashi - Ame Oto
Fiammattafusakugyoku on December 10th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
In the long term, it's said that keeping a diary of your manga ideas, and meditation (>< but I don't believe in meditation ><) are supposed to help you get a tangible grip on your story, etc.

In the short term, I've heard of some people who do sort of playacting as their characters.

I think the best method (especially for a drawing-over-writing person) is this: If you've already thumbnailed or figured out your panel layouts, go ahead and draw, and just jot down a sense of the emotion or message that the character is trying to portray in his or her dialogue. Once you've drawn it all through, you can look over it and really get into the characters and FEEL what they're trying to say, and dialogue will come easier.

That's what I do. But I'm an amateur who bows down to your socks. ^^