"As luck and talent would have it, you have showed your work and made an impression. You have received your first professional commission. Congratulations! You are no longer just a fan; you are a pro. This is actually an important realization as it means it’s no longer a game, a hobby or something you play at. You are working."
"With each project it was routine and discipline more than anything else that got those jobs done. Save the DVD’s, games, online activities and all other distractions until after the work is done. Believe me, there’s nothing like the high you get by actually achieving your goals - and nothing like the lows you get, knowing every day you didn’t quite make it!"
—Quotes from Bryan Hitch’s Ultimate Comics Studio in the section titled Working.
I pulled this book out from my shelf to help me with something I was working on, but it ended up reminding me what it takes to do this job to the best of my ability.