NAV is going on break starting Friday, Nov 29th, until the New Year. The main reason? To focus exclusively on the Wanted Child sequel (which still needs a title, I know!). Yep, I'm taking a break in order to get to work. If you want a long-winded explanation, see below.
Now, I'll still be updating every Tues and Fri, but the NAV storyline will be on hold. During the break, though, I would love to showcase any guest comics or guest art if anyone wants to participate. Contact me if you're interested! Otherwise, I'm not sure what I'm going to put up. I may show some process shots like how to do thumbnails or how I've been doing the insane background for the jungle. Or I might do Ask a Character where you can pick any character in NAV and get to ask them questions and I'll respond in their voice. Or I might come up with something brilliant in the next couple of days...(anyone have suggestions?? lol). Come Friday to find out!
Long-winded explanation: Before I started NAV, I often worked on several stories at once. I hadn't really written anything new since NAV (The Wanted Child was finished a year before I started NAV), but I figured I could work on the sequel and NAV at the same time if I managed my time wisely. However, I found there's a big difference between working on several books at the same time and working with an ongoing webcomic. I had no deadlines with the books, so I could put them away to focus on something new, but you can't do that with a webcomic. The constant need to keep the updates going and to maintain a buffer meant I could never fully immerse myself into the world of the WC's sequel. And I discovered it's really hard to write a story when your mind is constantly in another one. It's like trying to date a new guy while still seeing your ex twice a week. It just doesn't quite work 🙄
Hence the month break. I love NAV, but I need to put it aside and dive completely into the WC's sequel in order to finish the latter. If all is a success, I'll be able to finally complete it before the New Year and start the editing process where I'll then be able to get it out to you by February or March. Here's to hoping!
Thanks everyone for reading!