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07 January 2008 @ 08:36 pm

I am utterly flipping knackered.

Most of the things on my thinks to do list today have been completed. The one that was bolded and written in terse sentence fractions, of course, is not.

I have answered about thirty emails, most of them saying something to the effect of, “Thank you for applying, but no,” which is a bit draining in and of itself (I cannot imagine doing that 8000 times a year, as arcaedia does).

…oh. *Dude*. I was sure I had to go 388 miles to get to Minas Tirith, and I was about to triumphantly, if wearily, proclaim that I’d made it! Except I made it several days ago, because it was only 380 miles! I’ve gone 8 miles toward somewhere else, and I don’t even know where yet! That means I have walked 2712 miles (well 2720, really) since April 2003. And I see from previous entries that I intend to walk the leg of 517 miles: Ride with Gandalf and Pippin from Isengard to Minas Tirith next, so I’m still on my way to Minas Tirith. Hm. Maybe I should do something else instead, just so I’m going somewhere else. Mmm, but, well, no, because if I do this then I’m done with the hobbits and can start following Aragorn around.

(I am talking about the Eowyn Challenge, for those who don’t know what I’m going on about. I’ve been walking all over Middle Earth for the last five years. Don’t know why, but it works for me as inspiration.)

I’m going to go be not at a computer now.

miles to Minas Tirith (again):: 8
ytd wordcount: 7100

(x-posted from the essential kit)
J. Kathleen Cheneyj_cheney on January 7th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
Interesting challenge....must consider.
Mary Annepers1stence on January 7th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
well, following Aragorn around would be a very Eowyn thing to do.
kit: rivendellmizkit on January 8th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
*laughs* It would be!
Chrisberchrisber on January 7th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
So do you have to go eight miles *back* to Minas Tirith before you can head off wherever else?
kitmizkit on January 8th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
No. I'm not heading the wrong direction! :)
J.K.Richárdneutronjockey on January 8th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
Find someone with similar artistic inclinations and have them weed out the art submissions. Pay them in coffee, or Guinness, or Jameson's ;)

dqg_nealdqg_neal on January 8th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
Ah the pleasures of turning people down. From there you can look forward to the point of getting more comic contracts and then hoping to get popular enough that you can have someone else write those rejection letter for you.

How much harder is the art director role when the artists are auditioning to meet some vague idea of what you have already envisioned for the end product?
kit: murkowskimizkit on January 8th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
I don't think the role of art director is any more difficult at all when they're auditioning to meet my vision of the end product. I know what I'm looking for. Most people aren't producing anything close enough to it that I think they can reach it once presented with the material. When I get down to the five or seven who are closest, it's then a matter of seeing if they'll do sample pages, and hopefully working with the one that most knocks me off my feet.