I suppose this comes off more as a double edged sword than a complaint, but I've been noticing that I'm so into the world that I've envisioned for Life of an Aspie and the characters that inhabit it as a writer (and to a degree as an artist too) that I've been pretty much unable to focus on getting the new upcoming arc that starts with Chapter 7 and the buffer that goes with it up and running. On the one hand, my obsessive behavior as someone with Asperger's is proving useful as I ultimately want a good product for my readers to enjoy right? I've written down how I want the next six chapters to go, but even then, I've already been revising certain bits and pieces the longer they stay in my mind which is definitely a good thing.
Me just winging it for the first six chapters (which even then, I still had a general outline of how I wanted it to go.) was a decent strategy and worked fairly well as Susan was the main focus anyway, but now that I'm past the "growing pains" stage of LoaA and especially with the focus being on the other characters for the most part for this coming arc, I've found that its becoming increasingly important for me to write down and plot out where the comic is going long term.
On the other hand, if I could just sit down and focus on what's important right now, then that would be great. Every time I remind myself to get Chapter 7 started, I then start thinking about not only the chapters that follow, but plot beats and characters that won't be relevant for months or particularly years from now in some cases. Its insane to me. I'm not J.K Rowling or Kevin Fiege. I'm not running the next big thing, yet the amount of care I'm putting into LoaA writing wise is weird to me. Weird in the sense that I only had about one story arc worth of material initially planned and then small bits and pieces of irrelevant ideas that were just there in my brain.
Hell, I didn't honestly know how the next arc was going to play out and Chapter 7 was initially going to play out very differently ala Chapters 5 and 6 which were both modified on the fly close to when I started working on them before I came up with better ideas for it again close to when...well whenever I'm finally going to sit down and sketch out the roughs for the 36 page files I have made for it saved and ready to go. As of now, I'll probably have dozens of chapters worth of content perfectly plotted out before I have completed chapters that show and express my ideas to my readers. XD
tl;dr Brilliant, But Lazy totally describes my creative process.