Mnn yissss planning and schedules inhales deeply
I'm always blowed out by folks who can work and post same week. I'm not that efficient haha, well maybe if I didn't have a day job it would be possible, but idk if that's for me tbh. I just feel freaked out thinking about it though. I have to have most of a chapter done before I even contemplate posting or else I'll feel like I'm always trying to catch up (shoot I still feel that way with a backlog haha).
I have a scheduled on and off period that I rotate the focus of my art during the year so that I can also work on non-comic-focused artwork and short stories. I love working with watercolors and markers, but I do my comic digitally so I had to make time for more traditional media. I split my art focus into a 6 months on 6 months of period, but it more accurately goes by whenever a chapter of MM! is done posting, and then I take 6 months off from posting the comic to work on getting the next chapter together and on other fulfilling art projects .
I have a full-time day job where I'm fortunately not mega micro-managed to death. It's got busy periods and lulls through the day with heightened activity at the beginning and end of the month and I capitalize on my down times to work on my comic. Usually being able to pencil thumbnails, research, and work on the script.
This is the time when I'm not actively posting on my comic outside of maybe a Q&A and holiday art. I work on editing my script, thumbnailing, line art, and putting text down on the rough page layouts.
Sundays: I post to Patreon illustrated prose, works in progress for the comic, and HD scans of my nondigital work
Mondays: I work on the comic. Usually importing any thumbnails I sketched into Procreate to arrange on a page and redraws.
Wednesdays: I work at the art desk away from my tablet, so inking, painting or markers
Thursdays: I do social stuff with friends online
Sundays: I post to my Patreon with the early comic update and nsfw stuff and queue pages for the next week or more
Mondays: Cleaning up pages that are almost done; final changes and additions. My pages go up for free & censored if needed
Wednesdays: I continue working on my comic, but video call with an art bud to motivate and have company while working unless working on text, then I listen to a pandora station of either Antonio Vivaldi or Gymnopedie by Erik Satie on repeated, (IDK why specifically this song of his, but it puts me in the mindset to get stuff done and be calm and I don't tire of it).
Thursday: Work on my Comic Codex and running ideas by hubby about the world of Magos. He keeps me on my toes with fleshing out things I didn't think too hard on like economics, exports, nitty-gritty infrastructure, and cultural attitudes and relations between species and stuff haha. I also have gotten into video editing and posting speed paints, so I've been working on them usually on Thursdays too.
The days in which I can work on my comic at work. Hard to quantity, but I can get a good bit done on a quiet day!
Monday: is always for my comic
Tuesday: is always for my hubby
Friday; Off day
Saturday is a toss-up of what needs attention most