I finally get to where I can sketch, scribbled in Zed just fine but Nathan was a pain.
I spent yesterday and the day before working on his new model. I finally get that done and then get stumped by his markings today. /grits teeth
Now I've been stumped by Zed as I put in the details, it's her scarring. I drew it up in my sketchbook only to have Dean be surprised it was body wide. A discussion and now I have it settled as he described in Steel Echoes: across her chest and down the left arm. Nick's scarring is across the chest and down the right.
Maybe, just maybe now I can move out of panel one and onto the other three for page 1. /eyes the characters
Well, panel one is sketched in, but was put on hold as I went over Nathan's new design to make sure it works. A few discussions and another sketch later, I think I'm ready to continue. I just need to make the adjustments on the panel.
Finally moving on this. Story's being called Planting the Seed.
Tired from the day of running around, going to bed.
I know that I've been quiet here, things have been rather up and down.
Status: still haven't started the next comic story like I should, I feel real guilty and bad about that, I'm very sorry.
I go in for biopsy on Wed to test if the pelvic mass is cancerous or not. If not, then I continue to deal with it as I have been all these years. If it is cancer, I don't know what we'll do because we can't afford the $25k surgery.
To be honest, I feel right now that it is cancer, knowing my luck and how my life tends to go, and I've just been going through the motions of living day to day these past days. Just waiting to die.
I know I shouldn't think like that, but it's how I feel right now. I can't even start on the comic...it's very much "Why should I bother? I don't have the time.".
To be honest, the only thing which has been done comic-wise is the script.
Life threw a hard curve ball to me over the holidays, and it made life here really unpredictable and upheaved.
I had gone in for my usual check-up to my Ob-Gyn, and something didn’t feel right to the doc so he ordered an ultrasound. That showed that the uterine lining was thicker than it should be, possible 50/50 chance of uterine cancer. I was to have a biopsy but that was moved to a different date due to the doc’s schedule, and I saw him later. Cancer chance was nil, but now I have one of two choices: nearly monthly D&Cs or hysterectomy. He gave me time to decide, like a few days, but I made my decision on the spot: hysterectomy.
So. No date set yet. Problem is that our insurance only covers half the hospital bill and his fee. With Dean still unemployed and me not working at all, it’s all up in the air as to how to get this moving. The surgery costs $7-$15,000 alone.
This is why I haven’t started the comic yet, why there’s not been another story started. We would like to upload soon, but when things like this happen…/shrug