I've come to realize that I haven't been entirely truthful about not writing. You see, what I really mean when I say I'm not writing, is not that I'm not writing, but that I think what I am writing, is crap.
I was writing, I am writing, and in fact, I always write. So much so that I've accumulated more written material than I know what to do with! I have articles on the art and business of cartooning, personal stories, and opinion pieces about everything that flies through my mind.
Which got me wondering about what and how much of my personal life I want to share.
So I did what I always do when I experience ambivalence. I head to my local library and take out as many books on the subject that I can find. I read, and read, and I got clear that I'm a cartoonist and I'm going to write about cartooning! Stories and opinions about the art and business of cartooning, and of course there will be tons of cartoons. I know, I know, sometimes the obvious eludes me. Actually, often.
It's nice to be excited about the book again!