Ahh yes. This girl. If you’ve been reading MGN for any extended period of time you may recognize her from other filler comics. Why does she keep popping up? Well, she’s actually another main member of the cast, and one of my personal favorite characters! Unfortunately, it didn’t really make sense for her to be at the school at this time, so she has yet to be introduced. Those of you who follow my Deviantart or the MGN Tumblr may already have an inkling of how she is connected to the other kids, due some fairly spoilerish art I’ve drawn. So… whenever there is a chance, I like to kind of squeeze her in over here, despite her not actually having shown up in the main story. Because she is adorable, and I am impatient.
Tragically, this is the last of the guest comics I have lined up. My original intent was to take a week off of updates in order to rebuild my buffer and give myself some breathing room with my comic pages. It wasn’t a vacation, rather a time where I could attempt to catch up so that each and every page wasn’t a mad dash to the finish for each update. Unfortunately, things have not exactly gone according to plan… Yesterday, I suddenly suffered from what I can only describe as some kind of nervous breakdown. One minute I was drawing, and was fine, and the next I was sobbing and shaking uncontrollably. I thought maybe I was just tired? So I went to bed, but when I attempted to pick back up where I left off today, the exact same thing happened. I can’t make anything I draw look right, not even the most basic poses with the most familiar of characters. I spent SEVEN HOURS today trying to draw a single comic panel, and couldn’t even make it halfway through, no matter how hard I tried.
To be fair, my friends have been telling me for quite some time now that I’ve been pushing myself too hard, working too much, and for too long. I always kind of just laughed and shrugged it off, because I mean, I’ve been enjoying myself, and enjoying drawing. If I lost a couple of hours of sleep here or there, it always felt like it was worth it you know? I guess I’ve just discovered where my limit is, with rather a little too late to keep from surpassing it.
As such, I’m afraid to say that it looks like I’m going to have to take another week off MGN. But this time, a PROPER week off. Only drawing if I feel like it, and *shudder* relaxing. I’ll still manage to post updates on Wednesday and Sunday, and if I do end up feeling like it I may be able to get an actual page by Wednesday after all, but as to that, I can’t make any promises. I’ve really grown to despise taking breaks from working on this, and ESPECIALLY to extending said breaks, but in this case, attempting to force progress will do more harm than good. My nerves are OBVIOUSLY too fragile to continue, so I’m just gonna have to sit here an coddle them until they feel ready to let me get on with my life.
Sorry to do this you guys. Your readership means the world to me and I hate to break the flow of the chapter right as we’re hitting the climax. I’d say I’ll work as hard as I can to get better, but in this case I think that would be counter-intuitive.