CMikeNIke wrote:Set goals
Setting goals that are reasonable, but that still push you to try harder to complete it. I've found that goals that I reach in itself give me the motivation and eagerness to meet the next one. And, if you don't go overboard with what the goal is, even if you miss it, it won't be as crippling of a disappointment. Overall, goals will help give a more focused idea of what you're doing, so you don't meander on unnecessary components.
Exactly! And don't forget to give yourself a reasonable timeframe in which to meet your goals, while not being lazy about it.
I'll also agree with that. However, just be aware that the more you update, the greater potential for interest and audience-gathering. I myself am on a monthly schedule for my comic, Critters (http://www.crittersonline.org
), and pretty much have been for years. I wish like hell I could update more frequently, but what can I say? I don't earn from my art, and other interests and responsibilities are increasingly competing for my increasingly limited free time. So, monthly it is, as well as a general newfound acceptance that my audience will always be limited because of it. But having a deadline is definitely the thing to force me to my drawing table.