LO, I HAVE FINISHED A THING. HTMLOSPHERE concludes today at Neat Hobby! and I find myself equal parts elated and morose. This not-particularly-original story idea precedes Neat Hobby! the webcomic by a few years, and I started drawing it in 2014. So, yeah, six years to complete 31 pages! But in also in those years a body of work I'm largely happy with along with some very-extended sabbaticals.
Ever since I was a kid I've struggled to finish things, always having more ideas than ambition. If I'm being honest, part of it is fear:
- if I finish something, that means it's over and I can't hide behind it
- and that means I have to start something new
- and starting is just as difficult as finishing
- and as I've observed before, finishing something doesn't make starting the next thing easier
But I have Finished A Thing, and that itself should be enough for the moment!