Inktober – Throwing in the Towel (+Other Updates)

With October having just 7 days left, I guess I have to call it. I won’t be able to continue with the Inktober challenge anymore.


Hello, I’m glad you could join me.

As I said with my title, I can no longer continue with Inktober. I am way behind in the days, and I feel that I can no longer catch up.

I have been swamped with real world obligations, and while that is not necessarily a bad thing, I would hate to make the fun of Inktober become a chore and a burden. And so, I’m calling it.

This year was still mildly satisfying. Inktober has always been the kick in the rear that I need to force me to pick up a pen and draw. As I move forward in life and my obligations and responsibilities has taken me farther and farther away from the field of the arts, Inktober has been that friendly reminder to me each year to pick up a pen and use my skills.

I don’t really have a lot of free time. Between my regular job and the business we run after work, I am already fully booked. Lately though, I have also been searching for additional work to aid the reduced cash flows from our business. Man… who’d have thought that the process of searching for a freelance gig takes up a lot of time!

With the end of October looming, my next challenge for the year, NANOWRIMO, approaches. I am also thinking of doing some prep work for it. However, like I said, I need to do some freelancing to rake in some extra cash to deal with debts and financial obligations, so I am unsure if I will be able to put in the time to build a 50,000-word novel in a month.

Speaking of freelancing, I am not sure if the gig I posted before pushed through. While I was able to submit an initial design and somehow got a positive response from the client, I never heard from the client after that. Uh… ok. I guess I did not make the final cut… Man… that sucks. I really could have used the work.

Anyway, I have been talking with a co-worker in IT who I got partnered up with to work on a system design for our office. Now, do note, I am in the accounting field, but I do have the heart of an IT professional. I was pulled in the project because of my knowledge of the processes of the system, and my understanding of how programming and system development works. As I was saying, I hope we could partner up to re-start his IT solutions business. Programming and building things – two things I am very passionate about. If things push through, this is going to be fun.

I’ll be bringing onto the table my experience in administering a business, a general one, of course, my knowledge of accounting, and also my marketing and communications skills, plus my mediocre programming skills. Like I said, I’m really excited about this.

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That is all for now, thank you for reading, and have a nice day!


Author: jomz

Web Designer and Developer, Graphic Artist. Writer.

4 thoughts on “Inktober – Throwing in the Towel (+Other Updates)”

  1. Oh man, it is tough to keep this up the whole month. It’s fun, but it’s better if it stays fun!

    I haven’t missed a day yet, I’d like it to end with a bang, but I have a feeling I’m probably going out with stick figures lol.

    1. Indeed, keeping it fun is the important thing.

      I think the compilation of all the works in the month is the major highlight of the event, rather than the last work for inktober that you’ll be making, stick figures be damned! Hahaha…

  2. Sometimes we have to call it a bit early. When it’s the right thing to do, it’s definitely the right thing to do. Good luck with NaNo! And don’t over-do things. It’s so easy to get “too busy” and forget to take time for ourselves.

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