I'm having some difficulty focusing on my creativity lately - due to overthinking - but today I did some scribbling, the result can be seen in the picture above this post.
Just in case you can't read my handwriting in the image, this is what it says, from top to bottom:
"I'm not sure this is the right place for me."
"If you're doing what you want in life, the where does not matter".
"Hey little one, why are shaking like an old guy?"
"I... I... can't help it.
I'm just hypersensitive."
The picture at the bottom could actually be considered the scene where the two first meet, the start of a lifechanging friendship ( at least, lifechanging for hypersensitivosaurus. Old Krok is way too old to change ).
Going through one of many notebooks, just now, I found the following, that I wrote down two weeks ago:
It all happened one day, when he was drinking at the lake.
"Excuse me..." said an old, wise voice.
The sound startled him.
How could he not have seen that giant crocodile?
He had thought it to be a floating tree trunk.
Sorry if I startled you
It's just that you seem terribly tense. How come?
For a moment he wasn't able to reply.
Instead he started coughing. The water had managed to enter both his nose and his air pipe, and seemed to have missed his throat entirely.
"Are you alright, son?" the old croc continued in a slow, friendly voice.
That first time he didn't manage to reply, but it became the first of many meetings, slowly developing into some kind mutual friendship. The old croc became his teacher, the father he'd never had.
Some Notes on my Creative Process
There is not much of a logic to my creative process, I just take the time and follow my heart. The writing in November was pretty forced, due to it being daily and me going for a 50 thousand word goal, for the very first time in my life.
December was a slow month, where I focused on health and didn't really feel like touching my story.
Late December / early January this year I felt that I should try to distill my story into a children's book and forget the novel for now.
In the last couple of weeks, I have been trying to find a way to do so, but believe me when I say that it's easier said than done.
Only time will tell what's going to happen, but I don't plan to give up on this project. I will do whatever is needed to make this a success and know that there's one thing that I won't do and that is rushing the process.
Who knows, I might start sharing some comics / drawings ( convos between Old Krok and li'l Hyper to keep the creative gears going.
The main thing is that I stay creative and meanwhile I'll do my best to keep you entertained, intrigued and somewhat informed along the way.
TO BE CONTINUED
Just in case you're late to the party or if you want to refresh your memory, here's some earlier posts, showing the development of Hypersensitivosaurus:
26th of September:
3rd of October:
October the 31st: