8 Responses to “Getting stuff done – Comics for Beginners podcast episode 7”

  1. Michael Freely September 10, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    Wow, video games, yah. I am (working on) replacing my desire to play video games with the desire to draw comics. It is the only way I have been able to get anything done! People really only have enough time in their lives for full investment into a very few things. inadvertently giving minor aspects of my life a major time commitment wasted years of possible productivity. Thanks for the podcast Doctor Schmidt.

    • Palle Schmidt September 10, 2013 at 9:22 am #

      Michael, thanks for your honest comment! You are so right. Saying “yes” to one thing, means saying “no” to others. What really pains me is that I have yet to play L.A. Noire.. It seems like a game tailored for my interests: Noir, investigation, James Ellroy-style 50’s, police procedures. Argh, I am drooling into my keyboard! Maybe I should buy the game and keep it in a glass cupboard on display as a reward when I finish a specific project…

      Looking back on wasted years is probably one of the MOST unproductive things you can do, so let’s move forward and use what we have learnt, shall we?

      PS: I am not a doctor, but thanks anyway 🙂

  2. Sylvia September 29, 2013 at 4:46 am #

    I’m enjoying these podcasts. Always looking for stuff to listen to while I’m coloring. Is there an RSS feed?

    • Palle Schmidt September 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

      It’s not on iTunes yet, but you can find all episodes here and on AudioBoo.

      Glad you like the podcast, thanks!

  3. Jason Love February 9, 2014 at 3:28 am #

    How far in advance do you recommend planning?
    I struggle with this even though I now planning is a really smart idea.
    I currently set aside 2 hours on Sunday to plan out my week. I just started, but hope this will help me be more productive in the long run.

    • Palle Schmidt February 9, 2014 at 11:08 am #

      Hey Jason, great to hear from a fellow podcaster!

      Yeah, planning ahead is huge. Without a plan, things seem to start sliding. As solo freelancers, there are a million things we can do every day – but what to focus on?

      In all honesty, I don’t plan my planning, if that makes any sense. I just do it on a day-to-day basis, to-do lists get written on the phone or a piece of paper whenever I think of something I need to do. Sometimes I even remember to do those things! Ha ha.

      For larger projects I do try to plot out the steps I need to go through and set aside alloted time. My shedule is pretty flexible – which is NOT always an advantage. Paid work, family and social events can be hard to turn down, when you can always make your comics or record that podcast some other time. You have to prioritize and protect the core of your “business”.

      In the end I feel I can plan all I want, but life constantly throws me curveballs – this week it was both my kids (and my wife) getting sick, tag-team style.

      Thanks for your comment, I’d love to hear back how that system is working for you! I too am looking for that productivity golden nugget. So far I’m just rolling with the punches.

  4. Msh.Shawoon October 18, 2015 at 11:34 am #

    Hey Palle, I was looking for tips and tools for creating my own comics. I am doing a short one as a beginner. I had ideas and looking for tips on how to do my project in the best way. I got in youtube and I found your How to vids. I just love them and I like it. I got good stuffs from this site too. Thank you so much for this. I wish I get those premium videos! Well Thanks again.
    …..And Hey I got you on facebook! I would be happy to be in your list! Please !! Please!!!Pleaaaaaaaaaaase!

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