I have already fixed up issue 1 and 2 of my June comic, and I am quite proud of myself. Usually in large projects such as this, I give up before draft 1 is done, or if I finish writing the first draft, I never put much effort into fixing it. Unfortunately, now things are becoming more difficult. I made some huge changes to the story, and I find them rather okay, but now I need to fit them into the story.
Issue 1 was easy. It’s the beginning. I think I have a pretty decent issue there. It needs fixing, but it’s there, at least. Next, issue 2 needed help. I made some changes. It’s okay, though. The beginning of issue 3 might be okay, but after that, I don’t have a clear picture of where the story goes. There’s a lot of pointless action I put in there, pretty much as a placeholder, that adds nothing to the story. It will either need major changes or to be cut from the story completely.
So with my new ideas, I must figure out how to actually write my improved plot. For now, I’ll skip ahead to the most important scenes and write them first. I know certain things need to happen, but not what leads up to them. I can put in the rest later, I guess. I have a lot more conflict in June, I’m making the Philosopher more important (as he was meant to be all along), I’m revealing an important character later on instead of in issue 2, and there will be more of Flynn and Gretchen and the Scientists because they seem interesting. I changed the timeline a bit so that the conflict escalates throughout the story, rather than staying flat throughout much of it. Maybe this will end up being the story I dreamed it would be. Wouldn’t that be spiffy?
By the way, I very much appreciate the help of my awesome commenters a couple posts ago. I’ll be sure to make use of your advice.
The Duck with a Mission