"There is such a thing as over preparation..."
...and it is when the preparation becomes the project.
Specifically, when you are spending more time preparing to start than you are actually starting. Now that may seem a little vague but it has become very relevant to me because I realised that I was spending a lot of time creating the best comics workflow for someone else.
Are you a comics creator or are you a comics workflow creation expert?
That might seem facetious but we're in this game to put work out, whether we're the artist, the writer, or both; we want to be moving forward.
It doesn't matter how well built the path is if you never take it. I'm just starting out in this comics game, so I'm not claiming to be an expert but I'm not new to creativity either and no matter what creative enterprise you undertake, I think the thing that is going to separate the successes from the rest is the ability to make a process quickly and adjust on the fly. The professional will trust the process and fix it if it breaks. The amateur will fear the process and try to danger proof it before it starts. If you fear where you are going , its harder to start and you won't enjoy the process.
Now I need to work on how to minimise my fear of the unknown.
That's just something I learned today. What did you learn today?
Share in the comments so others can see !