I could finish both of these passes today, but that's not what I set out to accomplish. I've already accomplished my productivity goals for today by working on the four plates I've already worked on. A huge component of my day to day productivity consists of these kinds of tricks to get myself to start working on stuff. I don't usually set very ambitious productivity goals on music and art. If I set out to begin work on my book for the day, I usually decide on a very modest goal of work on a page or two, no matter the stage I'm on. I achieve this modest goal, and that often gets me going on doing more work. This process often snowballs to the point where the obsessiveness really takes hold at some point and I really do quite a lot of work for a day. The same goes for music. I usually set a goal to work on just one song, whether to practice, record, or write, and the same tendency for more work to follow often occurs. Not all the time, and often times I will just have the wherewithal to stop myself fairly early in the game and just goof off the rest of the day. But I'm working on my twenty-fourth issue on my comic book series, which run a full eighty pages these days, and I'm working on my fifth solo album, which consists of fifteen original songs.
The latest issue of Richy Vegas Comics recaps my night of craziness in the Summer of 1992 that led to my first hospitalization for mental illness symptoms that next day. After I do another telling of that crazy night, the book finds me waking up in the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after I've received a large dose of antipsychotic medication the day before. I depict the very first time I experienced the massive dry mouth these kinds of medications can induce upon one's waking up for the day. Issue 24 marks the eleventh volume of, "The Legend of Richy Vegas." "The Legend of Richy Vegas" chronicles the people and events that led up to this initial hospitalization, with part twelve, the concluding volume, going into the second hospitalization during the Fall and Winter of 1992 into the beginning of 1993. These twelve volumes, plus the two prequel volumes of the previous series, mark my most ambitious creative endeavor to date.