Sturgeon’s Law, if you aren’t already familiar with it, states that roughly 90% of everything is crap. I think I’d put the number around 85% instead, but that could just be me. As noted on the TVtropes page, the cynics would add the corollary “including the other 10%” while optimists would add “but the remaining 10% is worth dying for.” I think I tend to fall in the second camp. Generally.

I keep a notebook for writing in, which I try to write in every day. I also write in this blog every day. I try to work on the comic a little bit every day, and when I work on the comic, I make sure I always do at least two drafts, even if it’s a crazy off-the-wall draft and one serious draft. I realize that a lot of my writing has to suck for me to get a decent amount of good stuff, and it’s a method I take very seriously.

Still, I’m always looking to improve. I’m part of a local writer’s group called CALLIHOO for that very reason. (It also helps me get out of the house.) We read and critique each others’ writing, and in doing so, learn more about our style, and writing in general. As I mentioned before, I’m just starting to understand some criticism I received over a month ago, by letting the information stew and by reading other people’s writing.

By the way, if you notice any spelling or grammatical errors in my comic, let me know.