Creative? Exhausted.

Hey folks, I’m tired.

Weary. Worn out. Zonked.

This is the closest thing to a status update I have.

You see, I love The Witch-Doctor. I spent anywhere from 6-10 hours a week working on it for over six months. You can bet your ass I love it.

But I’m tired.

I work full time, under strenuous conditions. I have people who require my time and attention.

My creative projects take up almost all of the time I have left after these things.

Ever since joining up with the folks involved with the Fallen Cycle mythos, I’ve been trying to bring my A-game. But sometimes bringing your best can take its toll.

The BLACKOUT comic is a sort of respite from the tedium of the rewriting process. Being a comic means that it has entirely different requirements, entirely different costs on me.

When I get burnt out, it isn’t that I dislike being creative, or am too tired to be imaginative. Rather, what usually happens is some facet of such a project takes so much time or so much out of me I can’t stand to do any more of it.

I think I’ve come to a similar place with The Witch-Doctor.

Not that I’m going to give up on it, mind you.

But I think I need to take a week or two, away from The Witch-Doctor, away from worrying about the massive undertaking that it is.

Does this mean I’ll stop being creative?


Merely that if you don’t see me talk about The Witch-Doctor, it’s because I’m taking a breather. There’s nothing to worry about.

You see, I’ve had a lot of experience with long-term projects before and all I have to say is if I were younger this is where I’d mess things up for myself.

You see, when you get burnt out, it’s easy to fuck up.

It is easy to fall out of being productive, to bury your head into some video game or T.V. show.

This is part of the reason I’ve been working on the second issue of the BLACKOUT comic.

I find it useful to have at least two projects going at any one time, especially projects that are quite different from one another. This way, if I become burnt out on one, I simply move over to the other until I’ve regained whatever energy I lost, so I can return reinvigorated.

This way I’m at least putting my time and energy into some sort of creative effort, as opposed to throwing it away entirely on things like movies or games.

Though hey, there’s nothing wrong with those things either!

But a second project keeps the fires going, keeps those flames ready and waiting to forge more stories, more chapters.

So if you see me working on and plugging the BLACKOUT stuff a little bit more often than The Witch-Doctor, fear not.

I’m just a tired man, trying to spread himself around.

That being said, I still plan on releasing the new Witch-Doctor introductory episode at bonus length (somewhere between 1hr and 1.5hrs long) full of brand new material, music, and all sorts of upgraded goodies, sometime soon.

You can find more information on that here.

The Witch-Doctor is not stopped, it is barely slowed.

But I wanted you guys to know that things may hit a slight delay.

The older episodes of The Witch-Doctor are still available on iTunes, PodBean and many other apps. You can find them here.

The older episode will remain up until the newer episodes (starting with the new Introduction) start being released. After which they will be put as bonus content behind a (very low) paywall.

Anyway, I just thought I’d check in with you folks and give you the down-low, no matter how inglorious it is.

Apologies if you were hoping for more positive news, I’m certainly working hard to give you some.

Have a great day!

Equanimous Rex is a writer,  podcaster, and esotericist. He currently writes non-fiction articles for Disinformation and Modern Mythology. Additionally, he is the creator of The Witch-Doctor serial fiction podcast, which is a part of the Fallen Cycle mythos. Equanimous enjoys wandering verdant forests, playing with dogs, and cascading ontological shock.

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