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Mordecai Banda
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I think there was a DeviantArt birthday thing where everyone wrote these inspiring journal posts?


I totally dodged that.

Didn't even try that hard. Living under a rock is my skill.

Nope, still no brilliant stroke of mad genius just yet, but being systematic seems to have gone well. It doesn't even feel like a chore anymore

2 traced pages, 1 ink drawing and 1 page of Loomis a day.

So far I've managed to keep that regimen. I'd also do a daily word count but I'm trying to beat a novel into shape and get it finished once and for all. Way too many WIPs in my computer I'm afraid.

I hate the honeymoon period of starting a new project. It ends up with me making a bazillion projects and never finishing them

Progress has been slow, but definite, and now I know now much more than ever how important time management is.

I don't know about marking out your calendar hour by hour, but having a small, manageable daily goal seems reasonable. And for a procrastination demi-god like me, that's saying something.

Normally I'd want to draw 100 ink drawings in two days in a mad rush (which would be brilliant to try honestly some day) but the safer and more reliable method is to do a little something every day. I'm seeing my papers decreasing day by day and it's satisfying.

I still rebel at the idea of taking things slow. I am still working on a spell that will magically increase my abilities over night. Too bad most of them require singing and dancing.


I've been finding tv shows/series as good background noise for whenever I do my 'art' thing. I don't pay them that much attention anymore so they're perfect. Might as well try out audiobooks if they work out too. Always did want to finish Lovecraft's works.

In any case, an interesting quirk: I sit at my desk ready to 'draw' and stuff, and I end up fiddling with my pen, flattening the paper, sharpening my pencil, charging my lamp and looking for music to listen to.

My procrastination habits are legendary.

They really must stop.

  • Mood: Angsty
  • Listening to: Systematic People by Wagdug Futuristic Unity
  • Reading: Zom-B, but I finished Demonata
  • Watching: American Horror Story season 2
  • Playing: Persona 3 Portable
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Thanks for the favorite :)
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Thanks a lot for adding my work to your collection.
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Thanks forfor favs
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Wow thank you for the fav! ^^
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