I'm all over the place.
So I think I'll post this here and think about it for a while, get some feedback, and come back to it later.
Anyway - here's what I'm currently thinking about (well, one of the things I'm thinking about in a steady stream of rapid/random thoughts and ideas):
In addition to my paid illustration work and the free portraits that I've been doing, I think that this year I want to take part in both Inktober and NaNoWriMo. The one would feed into the other.
I want to work out an outline for a Patch story I've got floating in my head - specifically how a young Patch becomes a vigilante and choses to continue down that path as a means of releasing the Beast while reducing the damage that causes to innocents. I would work out that outline in the next week or so.
That, in turn, would give me a list of locations and characters in the book. Which I could then draw for Inktober.
Then, I could write the book in November as part of NaNoWriMo. As I'm writing, I would post to dragonbones.net and it would be available for everyone to read - in its alpha form. Then, if I'm smart and still have enough drive/sanity left, I could edit in December and be ready to publish (likely self published) in January.
Yeah, it sounds crazy ambitious to me too.
It sounds downright naive, in fact.
I still wanna do it.