Five years from now
This last week has been busy: I had my last wedding of the summer, finished my piece for Transmission, and have been mulling over my next entry here and for Somnambulist, and reassessing my job.
I've been thinking of this recent Gunshow comic which captures what I feel like when someone asks me where I see myself in five years.
I've followed KC since he was doing Horribleville, his autobiographical webcomic. Horribleville dealt a lot with his insecurities as an artist, which I identified with. Gunshow is more of a gag strip with some nice short story-arcs and continuity to it, but this comic definitely calls back to Horribleville.
A few years ago I met KC at Stumptown Comics, he seemed much more assured of himself than his old comics made him seem. I bought a booklet of his comic Ghost Ship, which I found surprisingly touching.
The older I get the more I confident I feel about myself as a writer, or maybe I am more comfortable in my own skin, but I still don't know where all this is going. I hope I am still writing in five years, I hope I am a better writer than I am now, I hope that I'm reaching more people than I am now. I don't know anything else about what I want five years from now, but right now that is enough.
Also see: The Parable of the Tape Worm.